June/July is the most engrossing time with the concurrence of the financial year-end and mid-year school holidays. At GEA Group, we understand that everyone is too busy with plenty of work. During this time, most of us forget to check whether our electrical appliances, are winter-ready or not. Our experts from GEA bring you some tips that will assist you in making your home winter ready.
The first step is to take care of your fireplace. Nothing can beat the magical combination of hot cocoa, fussy socks and quality time with your loved one near a fireplace. But in order to enjoy this mesmerising time safely, you need to check a few things when it comes to your fireplace. You need to make sure that your chimney is clean and all the matches or lighters are stored safely away from children. Also never leave your fire unattended, the best is to have a safety perimeter set up. This is perfect for a house with kids and pets.
The second thing that our experts from GEA say is to test all the safety switches. Remember your safety switch is that device that can switch off the main electricity in a circuit, whenever there is an issue. The best safety switches are known to shut down the electricity in approximately or even less than 0.3 seconds. Testing your safety switch is one of the most important tasks and it should be done regularly even in winters. Your safety switch would be in your switchboard. The safety switch might look like a circuit breaker but both of them are different. Safety switches, circuit breakers and surge diverters are something that every household must-have. You can get in touch with our experts from the GEA group who will not only explain the difference between these but also make sure if they are safely installed or not.
The next important thing is to check all your kitchen appliances. We understand that winter is the time for comfort and good warm food. Everyone loves a slow-cooked meal on a chilly day. Leaving your hot electrical appliances unattended, however, can completely ruin your happy moment. Leaving electrical appliances unattended poses a big fire risk. Also, ensure that you do not use kitchen appliances with frayed or damaged cords and plugs and always turn your electrical cooking appliances off after every use. This not only prevents electric accidents from happening but also saves on your power bills.
At GEA, our experts suggest that though these electric safety checks can be done by yourself, it is highly recommended to go for professional assistance. If an extensive sweep of all your electric work is done by experts, it will not only ensure safety but also give you peace of mind.