Household Electrical Problems – A Headache & Source of losses
We encounter, on almost daily basis, many households suffering from huge monetary and non-monetary losses, occurring due to electrical problems. From electric short circuit in the washing machine, leading it to catch fire, to malfunctioning adapter damaging your smartphone’s battery and other valuable appliances, are just few of the cases. To the extreme, causalities due to touching bare wires accidently or using sensitive electrical appliances such as oven, microwave refrigerator, heater etc. inappropriately, are also reported on a frequent basis.
Plumbing Problems leading to Electrical Issues
As per one of the cases reported in Strait Times in Nov 2016, a washing machine in a home caught fire and was completely damaged. The bathroom’s ceiling, walls and air-conditioning pipes were also burnt. Upon post-fire inspection, it was revealed that leaky bathroom put the machine under water’s exposure. So, this is how poor plumbing conditions lead to electrical accidents, which in many cases, can be severe enough to cause home fire and even causalities.
Not to install any electrical appliances in the areas that are vulnerable to water leakages or not to operate the equipment under unsafe conditions like with bare feet, are some of the precautionary measures, our electrician in Singapore always encourages its clients to be informed about.