Electrical appliances need to be tended to, with care. The better the care, the longer they last. Listed here are few tips that are easily doable and will help us stay safe 🙂
1) Use electrical appliances with safe 3-pin plugs.
2) Check electrical appliances, including their plugs and flexible cords, for any damage before use.
3) Do not use any electrical appliance if its safety or its operation is not as per standard.
4) Do not connect any electrical appliance designed to operate at 110V directly to a socket outlet.
5) Switch on an electrical appliance only after plugging it into a socket outlet.
6) Allow sufficient space for ventilation to prevent electrical appliances from overheating.
7) Keep children away from operating electrical appliances.
8) Avoid placing the flexible cord of an electrical appliance close to any hot object.
9) Do not use any inflammable substance near an operating electrical appliance.
10) Do not allow water to seep into an electrical appliance to avoid danger.
11) Avoid using portable electrical appliances (e.g. hairdryers, electric heaters, etc.) in bathrooms, except those designed to operate from shaver supply units (e.g. electric shavers and electric toothbrushes).
12) Avoid touching any electrical appliances, socket outlets or switches if hands are wet.
13) Switch off all electrical appliances if a power failure occurs to prevent them from starting simultaneously when the power supply resumes.
14) Allow sufficient space for heat dissipation, and avoid covering TV sets or AV products.
15) Avoid placing TV sets or AV products in a humid, dusty or hot environment or under direct sunlight.
16) Disconnect electricity supply to TV sets or AV products (avoid switching them off with a remote control) if they are not to be used for an extended period of time.
17) Allow sufficient space at the back of a refrigerator for heat dissipation.
18) Empty and unplug a refrigerator if it is not to be used for an extended period of time.
19) Stop using a refrigerator if abnormal operating conditions occur, such as being too noisy, having signs of overheating or abnormal frosting.
20) Do not connect other appliances to the socket outlet supplying a washer/dryer.
21) Avoid placing a washer/dryer next to a shower, a water basin or an open window to prevent the machine from being exposed to water.
22) Keep children away from an operating washer/dryer.
23) Do not exceed the maximum capacity and adhere to the temperature setting and drying time as instructed in the user manual.
24) Do not obstruct the outlet vent of a dryer, and clean its air filter regularly.
25) Arrange for regular inspection and maintenance of all appliances by qualified personnel.