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Maintain A Toolkit To Handle Electric Repairs And Operations Safely

Experience an electrical shock is a nasty experience. You must be always careful while examining electrical appliances or switchboards in your house. Any sort of loose wiring, sparking appliances or switchboards, moisture or water near an electrical source are signs of you to be careful. If there are electrical surges or the circuit breaker in your home’s main power grid trips frequently, then these are also signs that either the appliances are incorrectly connected to the power line or electrical switches in your house need examining and repairs. Calling a professional for electrical repairs in Stuart, maybe e a costly affair, so most people try to examine electrical issues on their own first. But examining electrical wiring and high-power circuit boards require proper safety measures. One needs to have a proper toolkit to operate near these sources of electricity. So, here is a list of things that you must keep handy with you while examining electrical circuits and wiring in your house.  


Pair of rubber slippers or shoes

Although you can’t keep these in a tool kit, the most basic thing that you need to wear are slippers and that too made of rubber. You experience an electrical shock because electricity passes through your body to the earth. Wearing rubber slippers or shoes with rubber soles don’t allow current to pass through your body to the earth, thus breaking that connection. This doesn’t let you experience an electrical shock. 


Rubber gloves

If you are operating in a wet area or a wall that has moisture, rubber gloves protect you from touching any wet area that may be prone to the passage of electricity. This is especially helpful when operating in the bathroom, kitchen or garden. When wearing gloves, make sure that your gloves are not wet from the inside and don’t wear them with wet hands.



We’ve all used hammers to hammer screws and nails or pull-out screws and nails from the wall. A hammer can also be used to secure electrical boxes equipped with nail-on brackets to wall studs or to drive wire staples when anchoring a new electrical cable.


Flashlight or torch

Electrical repair and improvement work in dark places such as attics, basements, walls and ceiling cavities, insides of electrical boxes require proper lighting. A flashlight is a handy tool for both safety and convenience. A flashlight and a headlamp are a must-have for any home’s toolkit.


Utility knife

A utility knife, or a box cutter, is useful for cutting the rubber insulation outside a wire. They can also be handy for cutting-off electrical tapes and opening packing material.

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