Switch off danger
When it comes to wiring, a repair on time saves lives. Patch-up work can prove dear.
A bit of care beforehand could help in going a long way as far as safety at home is concerned. A periodical check of electricity connections and appliances could well help in preventing mishaps that otherwise not only pose threat to the dwelling but also to those living there.
Make it a point to have the electrical wiring checked at regular intervals. Avoid the habit of having temporary adjustments if you stumble upon some frayed wires in the network that criss-cross the house.
Replace it at the earliest instead of having them bound with some covering or tape.
Seal plug points
Wherever possible, avoid plug points close to the ground if there are children at home. If not in use, have them sealed or if the situation permits, get them removed altogether. Switches that hang loose too are not advisable since a part of the wiring could remain exposed posing a threat of shock. Pay special attention to exposed joints and enquire with the electrician on the cost involved in getting them properly done.
The usual tendency of strapping a couple of rounds of tape might address the issue temporarily but are not suggested for the longer run.
Wiring for power appliances, particularly those for geysers or water heaters, demand special attention.
There can be no compromise here. And avoid the habit of dumping unused cables and bulbs at a place where children usually play.
Scouting for an apartment, putting together that dream nest of yours or working on interiors of the living room, you would have ended up with different situations, funny, frustrating, some that left you fuming and even a few puzzling ones.
A developer who tried to take you for a ride with false promises on location of the site and amenities, a plumber who took away an advance but failed to come back for work, a plot that you bought and found it mired in a legal tangle. At the same time, there could be a positive and funny streak to this. Humour happens to be part of realty exploration and there could be good workers who stick to deadlines and deliver the job efficiently.
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