Sometimes, curiosity among kids can lead them to great dangers. But we cannot blame them from wanting to know every single component that makes your home a comfortable place to stay. As caregivers, one of the many aspects that we need to pay extra attention to is the electrical components since these are the most common equipment that children come in contact with. To help you secure your child’s safety from the dangers of electricity, we have listed below some important precautions that you should take note.
- Electrical Outlet Safety
One of the most tempting electrical components in the house is the electrical socket. Out of curiosity, children would stick their fingers or any objects into the holes and cause electric shock. For safety purposes, be sure to buy electrical outlet caps to cover the wall outlets in your home. This will give you peace of mind especially when children are playing.
- Electrical Cord Safety
If you are using electrical cords for your television and other appliances, be sure to keep them secured behind furniture or cover them with a cord protector. Children may mistake the cords for toys, and this can cause electric shock if pulled too quickly.
- Appliance Safety
Keep hair dryers, toasters, flat irons and other electronic devices away from little hands, especially when they are plugged in. You know the danger when electrical components come in contact with water and this can happen anytime out of your child’s curious minds.
- Outdoor Safety
The same safety measure should be applied to outdoor outlets. If for instance, a power line falls in your yard due to storms or other reasons do not let your child play in that part. Instead, let them stay inside and call professional help.
- Educate Your Child
Children are curious about everything, and by guiding them through this stage, you can secure their safety. Introduce these electrical items to them and instruct them to stay away from these components. Teaching them the basic cause and effect ideas can save them from dangers.
- Schedule Electrical Maintenance Service
Childproofing your home is important and so is keeping your home electrical system in good performance. With this, professional electrical maintenance service is a big help. Be sure to call an electrical expert for home assessment service.
Is your home safe for your kids? If you still doubt it, you can always count on us at Agape Electrical Services for professional help. Call us today!