The Risks Of Having An All-Electric Household
Nobody is stopping you from having an all-electric household. One problem this would cause is having a huge amount to pay when the next bill arrives. Thus, better save electricity like turning off electrical appliances when they are not in use. Another thing to keep in mind would be washing large quantities of clothes. Yes, it is not wise to use the washing machine all the time as that would spike your bill. There is also a ton of safety risks including a ton of electrical appliances. Here are the risks of having an all-electric household:
Water and Electricity Interaction
An electric shock will get caused when water interacts with electricity. Thus, better move all electric wires away from water as much as possible. There is even a possibility that someone gets electrocuted when radio still playing lands on a bathtub that someone is taking a bath in. Hence, better make sure that the radio is a bit far from the water. Also, make sure that your hands are completely dry before getting your hands on any electric gadgets.
Pouring Water on an Electric Fireplace
It is a common mistake to pour water on an electric fireplace to set it off. When the electric fire becomes much larger than what you anticipated, water is not the solution. In fact, the solution is to find a fire extinguisher and to extinguish it. Even if it is your first time to use the fire extinguisher, you know you will be able to figure out how to use it. If you don’t have one, the next best thing to do would be to turn off the electricity in your home and call the fire brigade to come over to your house and to fix the problem. They would be more than happy to do so so they could make your day.
Children Tripping Over Electric Wires
There are a ton of electric wires scattered all over the house. When children trip over them, it can cause an electric shock. Better not expose a power outlet though as children may want to know how to play with them. Remember, they are still kids and they don’t know that it is not safe to play with those things at any time. It would be best to assign a guardian to man the kids before they get hurt. Don’t wait before it is too late before you do something to prevent them from getting into an accident. You know they are not old enough to know what is right and what is wrong.
It would be better to be extremely quiet and conserve natural resources and save electricity by not using too many electrical appliances in your home. Also, better take out all the old appliances and better get new ones to replace them with so you’ll feel more confident. You will be more than pleased when the bill for your electricity arrives. You will expect it to be expensive but it will turn out to be not much.
Lisa Bray is a mother of three. She loves going outdoors with her kids and husband and do family activities and also to appreciate nature.