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7 simple electrical safety tips you can check before your Vancouver move

7 simple electrical safety tips When you are moving into a new home, you will not only want to hire the best movers in Vancouver to ensure the safety of your belongings, but you will also want your new house to be in pristine condition. It is also best to be sure of the electrical safety of your home before you hire your Vancouver movers, as this will avoid troubles down the road. If you are buying a house, you will already have had a home inspection, and while a good home inspection will note all the electrical details, it never hurts to check. And if you are renting, you definitely want to inspect the safety of the house. Of course, it is always recommended to consult a professional electrician, but here are a few electrical safety tips that you can carry out yourself, as an initial check. 1. Check plugs that are within 5 feet of a sink or outdoors You know those outlets in bathrooms that have two little buttons on them to test and reset? Well, those are called Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI for short) and they don’t just belong in the bathroom. GFCI plugs should actually be used anywhere within 5 feet of a sink, as well as on every plug outdoors. These prevent you from getting shocked or electrocuted when the cord of your electric kettle is frayed or when you touch the tap while using a hairdryer. This is because they interrupt a circuit where electricity could go through you into the ground. Old houses in particular don’t always have these in kitchens, so...