14 Electrical Mistakes You Should Definitely Avoid

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13. Using the wrong outlets in your bathrooms

There are outlets designed for bathrooms. So, if you don’t have the right ones in your bathrooms, it’s definitely the time to call your electrician to fix the problem.

“All outlets in the bathroom should be equipped with ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCI), which can sense when an electric current is improperly grounding and will automatically shut down the power,” explains Mark Daswon, chief operating officer of Mister Sparky.

14. Ignoring the signs of some electrical issues

Your home is probably sending you some warning signs—which, according to Brianne Deerwester of the Electrical Safety Foundation International, include “frequent tripping of circuit breakers or blowing of fuses, dimming of lights when other devices are turned on, buzzing sounds from switches or outlets, discolored outlets, and appliances that seem underpowered”.

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