The Importance of Safety Switches
What Is a Safety Switch?
A safety switch is a device that attaches to your home's circuit breaker. It monitors the flow of the electric current and shuts off your power if it detects any discrepancies. For example, if you are using a hairdryer and drop it in the sink or bathtub, the safety switch will almost instantaneously shut down the power to your bathroom to prevent you from electrocuting yourself. Similarly, if you were working with power tools in your garage and accidentally cut into the power cord for the device, the safety switch would kill the power once again.
Are Safety Switches Easy to Operate?
The answer to this question is a resounding "yes". Once the switch is installed, all you'll need to do is test that it is working properly from time to time. In the event that a power surge or other electrical fluctuation triggers the switch, you simply need to flip the switch to turn the power back on after you have resolved the issue. That's really all there is to it!
Is a Safety Switch Really Necessary?
You wouldn't drive a car without wearing a seat belt or let your child ride a bike without wearing a helmet, so why would you take the chance with electrical safety. An electrical fire could burn your entire house down or your child could get electrocuted, resulting in serious injury or even death. Is that a risk you're willing to take? If you're like most people, the answer is probably "no". While there are no legal requirements for having a safety switch in your home, it is a good idea to have one to ensure you and your loved ones are as safe as possible.
Get Your Safety Switch from Absolutely On Time Electrical Today
Safety switches are easy to install. The expert electricians at Absolutely On Time Electrical are always happy to help. Reach out today for more information and to request a free price quote for your safety switch installation.