Heaters, Floods, & Cold Winters dangers to your electricity?
Electric Heaters Saftey
Space heaters can be a quick way to heat up a room if used properly. Make sure to only buy space heaters that have been safety tested and have a tip-over shut-off feature. Before using a space heater, make sure your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are in good working condition. Place heater out of reach of small children and animals, but on a level, hard, non-flammable floor surface—NOT on carpets, furniture or countertops.
Flodding Effects on Electrical Equipment
Durring flood season some homes in cirtian regions may be at risk of flooding. Durring these times it is crucial to maintain caution towards electrical equipment that could be energized and in contact with water, along with other potential hazards that create a serious danger of electrocution, as any shock above 0.1 ampres (100 mA) can be fatal. In addition, make sure to keep electric tools and equipment at least 10 feet away from wet surfaces as electric currents can jump from cirtian ranges. lastly, if it is trully neccesary to enter an energized area durring a flood, make sure to use rubber boots, as rubber is resistant to electrical currents.