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Water and Electricity Don't Mix!

Water and electricity are everywhere in your home, but they should never combine. When water and electricity combine, even just a little bit, it can create a dangerous, potentially deadly situation. Luckily, there are things you can do to make sure these two elements never come into contact with each other in or around your home.

Water and Electricity Dont Mix!

A Brief Science Lesson on Why Water and Electricity Don't Mix

Many people assume that the actual water is responsible for creating a dangerous situation when it comes into contact with electricity. That is only partially true.

Water is certainly responsible for creating a dangerous situation that can cause injury and even death, but it isn't the actual water. It is the contaminants inside the water that works as a conductor for electricity. When the contaminants come into contact with electricity, it creates a dangerous reaction.

Look Out for Water and Electricity in These Places

Both electricity and water can appear in various places all throughout your home. However, there are certain areas in your home that are more likely to create situations where water will come into contact with electricity.

Those places include:

  • Laundry rooms
  • Bathrooms
  • Kitchens
  • Garages
  • Outdoor patios/decks/pools

Tips for Avoiding Situations Where Water and Electricity Collide

Several safety measures can be taken to help keep your home and everyone who enters it safe. The following tips are specifically designed to help you avoid the possibility of having water and electricity combine:

  • Do not use power tools out in the rain or near an open water source such as a pond or pool
  • Make sure appliances in the bathroom, kitchen and laundry room are placed a safe distance from any water source
  • Do not leave electronic products, such as power tools, shaving equipment, or beauty supplies, plugged in
  • Clean up any spilled water immediately to avoid accidental contact with water
  • Immediately fix any leaky pipes or leaking appliances

Some of these things you can easily do on your own while others may require the help of a professional plumber or electrician. Twin Electrics & Plumbing can provide helpful tips to homeowners in Melbourne who are worried about electricity and water combining.

In addition to providing helpful advice, we can help identify any electrical or plumbing problem and fix it for you. An experienced plumber or electrician from our company can do everything from finding leaks in the wall to making sure power points in a laundry room or bathroom meet regulations.

We also provide commercial plumbing and commercial electrical services to business owners throughout the Melbourne area. Our electricians and plumbers can make sure your business is kept safe from the possibility of electricity and water combining to create a dangerous situation for employees, customers, and clients.

Call us today to schedule an appointment with one of our plumbers or electricians.