Household appliances make life easier for us, but we could take unnecessary risks if we use them in an unsafe way. Protect your devices and make sure they don’t become a hazard by following our home safety tips.
Always plug your appliances into a grounded outlet
The kitchen, bathroom, garage, and outdoor areas are susceptible to moisture or getting wet from time to time. Surely you already know that water and electricity do not get along, which is why the power cables of our appliances must always be plugged into a grounded outlet. These outlets prevent electrocution by automatically stopping the current if any imbalance is detected in the power system. Using a universal adapter is also recommended. You can check the universal travel adapter price (universal plug adapter ราคา which is the term in Thai) and select one which falls within your budget.
Keep Cables, Plugs, And Electronics Away from Water
Some appliances, such as grills, are specifically designed for outdoor use, which does not mean that if the cables or plug get wet, they cannot pose a danger to your health. Make sure always to keep these cables dry, as well as purchase grounded sockets to reduce risk as much as possible.
Use Extension Cords Only as A Temporary Solution
Extension cords pose far more risks than people realize, and in fact, almost any home today uses at least one. So, we must inform you that:
- Extension cords offer a much higher risk of fire than plugs.
- They can suffer from variations in energy that will sometimes damage your appliances and electronic devices.
- They are more vulnerable to water.
- If an inappropriate extension cord is combined with a high-power device, the cables can overheat and create a high risk of fire. You can also use a surge protection plug (ปลั๊กไฟ กัน ไฟ กระชาก which is the term in Thai) for added safety.