CHARLOTTE – Children are surrounded by electricity, from mobile phones to appliances. Kids are naturally curious about the things around them, they’re more likely to come across electrical hazards than adults. Some simple electrical safety tips to help your kids respond to the most common electrical hazards.
We charge our devices daily; this isn’t a risk-free procedure. Did you know that two out of every five children charge their phones under their pillows while they sleep? This is very dangerous, as it puts the device between two flammable objects. Since the heat can’t dissipate, it may continue to overheat until it combusts.
Another thing many kids do is leave their electrical devices charging on their beds. This is one of the most common causes of house fires. Make sure your kids know about the risk of electrical items and how to charge them responsibly.
Don’t Yank Cords
Demonstrate how to pull cords from an outlet by using a firm grip on the plug’s end. Responsible handling will prevent electrical shocks.
With very young children, it’s best to keep all cords out of their reach, whether they’re plugged in or not. Plugged-in cords that aren’t connected to any device pose a safety risk, as children may decide to put them in water or their mouths.
GB Electrical Services’ team of expert electricians is ready to assist with any electrical emergencies that may occur, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (980) 500-2378.