Child proofing a home is one of the first thoughts when welcoming a new baby into your life, but what about your pets? Pets are a big part of family life, and keeping them safe from potential electrical hazards should be important as well. Taking just a few precautions can prevent what could be a very dangerous issue later.
1. Secure Power Cables
Rather than leaving dangling cords and cables, hiding and securing them to take away the temptation for your pet to chew on it is one of the best ways to keep them safe.
2. Unplug Unused Cords
Hiding cords is a great option for things that are plugged in all the time, but for items that aren’t plugged in as often, this may not be the best solution. Instead, consider putting away any cords when they are not in use.
3. Set up Boundaries
Think about setting up boundaries for your pets so they’re not around dangerous appliances. If you have a utility room, or laundry room, consider closing the door when you’re not around to keep your pets safe.
4. Keep Electricity and Water Separate
Water bowls, and any other water in the home, should be clear of any electrical exposure. Having easy to access water for your pet may prevent them from looking for water elsewhere in the home that could be a potential hazard.
5. Have a Pet Safe Area
Having an area for your pet where there are no electrical cords or open outlets is the best way to keep your pet safe when you’re not home.
6. Don’t Forget Outdoor Spaces
Pets can get in just as much trouble outside as inside. Make sure any electrical cords or outlets are secured outside, too.
If you’re not sure about the safety of your outlets or you need additional advice, contacting the experts at Nipper Electric may help you keep your pets protected from harm. For more information, contact us today.