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Electrical Safety in the Bathroom


Bathrooms pose a high risk of electric shock because of the potential for electricity to come into contact with water. Follow these tips to stay safe.
  • Equip bathroom outlets with ground-fault circuit interrupters.
  • Ensure that all electrical outlets are a safe distance from water.
  • Consider covering outlets when they are not in use.
  • Never use electrical devices while standing in water.
  • Use appliances with built-in GFCIs.
  • Consider recessed lights to keep fixtures away from water.
  • Keep a fire extinguisher handy in case of a fire.
  • Always turn off and unplug bathroom appliances when you’re finished using them.
  • Inspect cords on curling irons, hair dryers and other devices for damage, and discard them if unsafe.
  • Have electrical work or repairs in the bathroom done by a professional.

Posted: 9/21/2020 11:00:00 AM
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