Ikeja Electric (IE) has advised customers to exercise extra caution, as persistent rains may cause poles to fall and cables to snap.
In a statement, the electricity distribution company, outlined tips on how to stay safe in the season of rain.
“Do not go near downed power lines”.
IE advises customers not to go near downed power lines. Downed power lines are lines that have been brought down due to heavy flood or thunderstorms.
“Keep children away from power sockets at all times”
IE cautions parents to always keep their children away from power sockets. Power sockets are where electrical appliances are plugged in. Children with wet hands can attempt to touch it, and this can cause electrocution.
“Don’t touch electrical appliances when you are barefoot or have wet hands”
The electricity distribution company warns customers not to touch electrical appliances with wet hands or barefoot, as this can cause electrocution.
“Don’t ring the doorbell with wet hands”
Door bells are powered by electricity, and IE cautions that anyone with wet hands should not ring it.
“Do not stand near trees, poles, and transformers during rainy and windy weather”
Ikeja electric says customers should eschew standing near trees, polls, and transformer during rainy and windy weather, as they can be downed, leading to electrocution.
“Use a surge protector on all appliances this season”
A surge protector is an appliance or device designed to protect electrical devices from voltage spikes (sharp increase in voltage). IE says a surge protector should be used on all appliances so as to avoid damage caused by irregular voltage spikes.
“Watch out for leaks in the house especially near wiring, sockets, and appliances”
Leaks are areas where moisture can get in. They are hazardous, as they come into contact with electrical appliances, causing electrocution on anyone that touches them.
“Use only qualified technicians to check and maintain faults.”
IE advises customers to call technicians that are qualified so as to avoid wrong connections.
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