Biaya Renovasi Kamar Mandi18/03/2021
Tips Hemat Membangun Rumah25/03/2021
Does your home need to be repaired or renovated? Think SAFETY FIRST.
- Hire a professional electrician to make any improvements or additions to the electrical system. Even tasks that appear simple, such as the installation of a baseboard heater or additional electrical outlets, can be more difficult than they appear.
- If your are constantly blowing fuses or popping circuit breakers, it is time for you to contact your electrician. These are signs of electrical problems that could cause a fire. Do not take risks.
During your renovations, remember that you can avoid risks by scrupulously respecting the following tips offered by Hydro-Québec:
- Do you need to hammer nails or cut an opening in a wall? Shut down the electric circuits that serve the room where you are working.
- Before repairing an electric device, disconnect it!
- The circuits of your power distribution panel should be clearly marked to show the rooms and items serviced by each circuit.
- Do you need to work in rooms containing water – like the kitchen or bathroom? Because water is an excellent conductor of electricity, you should take the required precautions:
o ensure that all surfaces are clean and dry
o ensure that your feet are dry
o connect your electric tool to an outlet equipped with a differential circuit breaker
o ensure that electric cords and extension cords do not make contact with any pool of water.
- Do you need to replace a fuse? Before replacing a blown fuse, be sure that you have a replacement fuse of the same rating, place the master switch in the OFF position, and, before restoring current, reduce the load by disconnecting a few electrical devices. If a circuit breaker pops, this same technique must be used, and the short circuit must be found.
ELECTRICITY – BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY
Today’s life is chock full of a multitude of small repetitive acts, most of them completely ordinary, where electricity plays a lead role. Now, although “electricity” is not a synonym for “danger”, it can nevertheless bring about accidents of many kinds, from insignificant to life threatening.
By following Hydro-Québec’s tips for household security, you will be able to avoid accidents and truly enjoy a power source that will give you both comfort and well-being.
Household Security: Remember…
- Keep your eyes open at all times. In your home, there are many sources of danger, and the possibilities of an accident wherein electricity is a causal factor are numerous. Rooms where water is present – bathrooms, kitchens – require greater vigilance because the presence of water increases the risk of electric shocks. Be careful when using electrical equipment in these rooms: dry your hands as well as possible, and do not allow any electrical appliance or tool to make contact with water.
- Do not use any electrical apparatus whatsoever – hair dryer, razor, etc. – in the bathroom if the electric outlet is not equipped with a protection system (differential circuit breaker).
- Always unplug electric cooking devices (electric frying pans, casseroles, etc.) before cleaning them.
- Always disconnect the humidifier, steam iron, and coffee machine before filling them with water.
Overloaded circuits cause headaches!
- Do you use several electrical devices? Use several different electrical outlets.
- Do you have unused electrical devices? Unplug them.
- Do you need additional outlets? Use a power bar equipped with a surge protector.
- Is your device already plugged in? Use extra caution.
- Did a slice of bread get caught in the toaster? Disconnect the toaster BEFORE removing the bread.
- Does a light bulb need to be changed? Unplug the lamp BEFORE removing the old bulb.