Electric fires are a leading cause of home fires and we have to consider safety precautions to keep our families safe. For two prong outlets we can use adapters to turn them into three prong as a first step safety tip. If we have loose electrical outlets we should get them replaced because kids can get into trouble with them. Electrical wiring also goes bad so if our house is thirty years old we want to check those out as well.
- Experts don’t recommend using adaptors to plug appliances into two-prong outlets.
- Exposed or frayed wiring in the bathroom is especially dangerous due to the presence of water.
- Only extension cords with “W” printed on them (not “S”) are suitable for outdoor use.
“One impaired appliance can also spell trouble for the rest of your appliances, according to Dawson.”