Electrical devices make our lives easier every single day. But it always needs to be understood how dangerous electricity is. While most families know about the importance of baby-proofing their home including protecting kids from accidentally getting shocked by outlets or other electrical devices, one important step in the process is educating your kids. As your kids get older and you are able to take away the child protective outlet covers, you should also take time to teach your kids about electrical safety. In this article, we will discuss a few topics every parent should talk to their kids about as well as some additional electrical safety tips. If you need a home inspection for your electrical system or help with an electrical problem like a breaker or wiring issue, we provide electrical services in the Greater Boston area.
Teaching Children About Outlets & Plugs
One of the first things you need to teach kids is how to properly use outlets and plugs. First and foremost, your kids need to know that they should never stick their fingers, toys, or and other objects (especially metal objects) near electrical outlets. One important thing to teach kids is that the only thing that should ever interact with an outlet, is a plug. Another thing to teach kids is the importance of unplugging plugs by holding the plug and not the wire. Additionally you want to make sure your children learn how to properly use power strips and extensions and that it is dangerous to have too many things plugged into the same outlet.
Teach Kids About Electrical Safety Around Live Wires
Another important thing to teach children is how to interact safely with downed wires or electrical devices near water. It is important to teach your children the fundamentals of electricity and that electrical devices should be kept away from water as it can cause shocks and sparks. Additionally, you want to teach your children that if they ever see a downed wire near a telephone pole that they should stay away from it as it could be a live wire.
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If you own a property in Boston, Wakefield, or the surrounding area and need outdoor installations, inspections, repairs or other electrical services our team would be happy to help with whatever you need. Give us a call and we will help you with your electrical needs.