Lima, December 2nd, 2020.- We are already in the month of end-of-year celebrations and the Christmas spirit is among us, as families begin decorating their homes with lights and accessories. However, we must take into account that overloading electrical connections can cause short circuits or even fires.
To prevent these situations from occurring in our homes and to celebrate these dates without any inconveniences, Andrés Ciudad, a specialist at Enel Distribución Perú, gives the following recommendations:
- Avoid using extensions, as these tend to overcharge and produce short circuits. Ideally, connect the Christmas lights directly to the outlets, without overcharging them.
- Use certified lighting fixtures and Christmas lights.
- Avoid using lights or ornaments that have been damaged or that have been stored for a long time.
- Don't forget to unplug the Christmas lights before going out or going to sleep.
- Do not make temporary installations.
- Be very careful not to leave cables or garlands within reach of children.
- We recommend to avoid turning on the Christmas lights more than 4 or 5 hours a day.
In the event of a short circuit at home, people must immediately move away from the place, cut off the power from the main panel, and look for an extinguisher if it is necessary to put out the fire.
The specialist also points out some electrical safety recommendations for those in the business of Christmas decorations:
- Always provide the manufacturers' manual stating the correct use of the Christmas item being sold.
- Buy and sell certified Christmas items.
- Teach customers how to install and use the Christmas item safely.
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