Safety management in various fields is an interest of mine. The industrial field tends to have more accidents than most other types of job sites, so I’ve spent a lot of time learning about industrial accidents. How do they happen? Why do they happen? How do they affect employees, business owners, and clients? How do they impact the overall success of an industrial business? Some of the answers to these questions can be found in this blog. I started it to share the information that I’ve been collecting with people that are in my field of interest. If you work or own a business in the industrial field, knowing how to prevent accidents at work should be important to you. The information here can help you learn how to be more proactive in preventing them.
If you live in a mobile home, you need to take care with the electrical problems. Mobile homes are particularly susceptible to fires, which is why even a minor electrical problem is a major concern. One way to prevent problems is to pay close attention to your electrical system. Understanding your electrical system, and issues that can befall it, will ensure that you know when it's time to take action. Here are four problems you need to be aware of when it comes to your mobile home's electrical system.
Light Bulb Overloads
When it comes to light bulb use, it's important to remember that one size does not fit all. This is particularly true when it comes to the light fixtures you have installed on the ceilings in your mobile homes. Using the wrong size light bulbs in your mobile home light fixtures, is a sure way to overheat the wiring, which could lead to a house fire. When changing the light bulbs in your mobile home, always use the proper wattage. If you notice scorch marks in your lighting fixtures while changing the light bulbs, don't use the fixture. Instead, leave the light bulb out and have the fixtures replaced as soon as possible.
Mobile homes have access points throughout to make it easier to take care of repairs. If you've discovered exposed wires anywhere in your mobile home, you need to have an electrician come out right away. Exposed wires can pose a serious threat to you, your family, and your home. If the exposed portions of the wires are covered by electrical tape, you'll still need to contact an electrician. While it's safe to secure exposed wires with electrical tape, there should be a terminal screw attached to it. For safety sake, have the exposed wires repaired immediately.
Flickering Lights when Appliances are On
Power surges are another serious issue that can plague mobile home electrical systems. Occasional power surges usually aren't a risk, but continuous surges are, especially when they're dealing with your appliances. If your lights flicker, or you experience a power surge each time you turn your appliances on, you need to have your wiring inspected right away. The overload could lead to an electrical fire.
Non-Existent GFCI Outlets
Bathroom and kitchen outlets are another concern when you live in a mobile home. Older mobile homes were not equipped with GFCI outlets. Unfortunately, without those outlets, you and your family are at risk for serious injuries. If your older mobile home isn't equipped with GFCI outlets in your bathrooms and kitchen, have new mobile home electrical switches installed right away.