Electricians are people who are skilled in the installation and repair of electrical wiring and equipment. They work in a variety of settings, from homes and businesses to factories and power plants. As with any trade, there are a number of questions that people often have about electricians and their work. This blog will list some of the most common questions asked to electricians, along with explanations of the answers.
What Should I Do When My Power Goes Out?
If you lose power, your first instinct may be to panic. However, there are a few things you can do to stay safe and calm until the power comes back on.
First, make sure all of your appliances are turned off. If there is any risk of a gas leak, turn off the main gas line. Once you've ensured the safety of your home, gather some supplies to help you through the outage.
A battery-operated radio is a must-have in case of an emergency. You may also want to have a flashlight, candles, and matches on hand. If it's cold outside, make sure to pack some extra blankets and clothes.
If you have a generator, make sure to follow the instructions carefully and keep everyone in the home safe while it's running.
Finally, if the power outage is widespread and lasts for more than a day, make sure to conserve food and water. Only use what you need and avoid opening the fridge or freezer unnecessarily.
How Can I Prevent Electric Shock?
Electric shock can be prevented by taking a few simple precautions:
• Use caution when working with electricity. Be aware of the dangers and take proper precautions.
• Be sure to use the correct equipment and tools when working with electricity.
• Make sure all wiring and electrical equipment is properly installed and in good condition.
• Do not touch electrical equipment if you are wet or standing in water.
• Do not overload electrical circuits.
• If you experience an electric shock, unplug the appliance or turn off the power switch immediately. Seek medical help if necessary.
What are volts, amps, and watts?
Volts, amps, and watts are all measures of electrical power. Volts are a measure of the pressure or force of the electricity, amps are a measure of the amount of electricity flowing through a circuit, and watts are a measure of how much work the electricity is doing. Amps and watts are related - amps multiplied by volts gives us watts. So, for example, if you have a light bulb that uses 100 watts, it means that the light bulb is using 100 amps of electricity at 120 volts.
For all of your electricity needs and questions contact Positricity at (727) 382-3793! Full-service electrical contractors, you can count on - Positively Electric!