Changed living arrangements during the current health crisis mean a lot of families are loading up power points with multiple appliances.
Sharpe Services are discovering an alarming number of households unaware of the dangers of inappropriate use of power boards.
With the onset of cold weather, there is even the temptation to plug portable heaters in a power board.
That’s a big No! No!
Government authorities are quite clear on this subject. They say people should never use a power board as a substitute for permanent power outlets. It can overload circuits and create the risk of a devastating house fire.
Running high-current-draw fan and bar heaters off power boards and piggybacking multiple devices to adaptors is a major cause of house fires around Adelaide every winter.
And this doesn’t just apply to the house. With a lot more people spending time at home the garage and workshop are becoming hives of activity.
Keep an eye on anyone out there. If they are using cheap power boards to run tools there is a huge risk of electrocution.
The good news is that upgrading existing outlets isn’t expensive. The experts from Sharpe Services have fully installed options that include multiple outlets and combinations for USB charging and safe outdoor power.
Sharpe Services also has a range of affordable options to upgrade home offices for improved NBN connectivity and wifi extenders across a house.
All Sharpe staff are COVID-19 Aware, and are Responsible, Sanitised and Up to Date – Adopting Best Practice.
Don’t ignore the little things that can compromise the safety of you and your loved ones.
Call us today at 131 750 to get set up for a safe and warm winter.