There are a lot of things to worry about as a pet owner, but electrical hazards shouldn’t be one of them. Despite your best efforts, pets are often attracted to things you do not want them to play with. It’s natural for them to explore new things, but wiring and electrical devices should not be among them! With a few simple precautions, you can protect your furry friends from shocks and burns.
Here Are Three Ways to Protect Your Pets from Electrical Hazards:
- Keep Wires Hidden From Your Pets
One of the easiest ways to protect your pets from electrical hazards is by making sure they steer clear of any wires or cords in the house. If possible, keep cords to your television and other electronics behind your entertainment console so your pet cannot see them. Buying wire covers is another easy way to hide cords that can’t be easily tucked away behind items around the house!
- Unplug Cords From Outlets When Not In Use
It’s impossible to watch over your pet 24/7. To ensure your animal’s safety, it is important to disconnect your cords from outlets when you leave your home, when you leave a room, or when an item is not in use. If the cord doesn’t need to be plugged in, you should unplug it and put it on an elevated surface to make sure your electronics and pets are safe.
- Don’t Ever Leave Your Portable Heater Unattended
If left unattended, portable heaters can cause serious injury to animals. Regardless of how rambunctious your pet is or not, portable heaters are at high risk of being knocked over. Even worse they can cause harmful burns to your pet due to the heat radiating from them. If you decide to use a portable heater make sure it’s unplugged and cooled down before leaving your pet unattended.
Want To Protect Your Pets From Electrical Hazards?
Your pets need to be safe too! Electrical systems can become hazardous, and it’s important that you take the time needed for safety. 3 Phase Power will inspect all aspects of your home’s electricity – from panels on walls or ceilings down to outlets in order to make sure everything is up-to-code so there are no hidden hazards waiting around unwantedly. Contact us today to make sure your home is safe for your four-legged friends!