Electrical safety in the bathroom

Electrical safety in the bathroom

Water and electricity make for a lethal combination so it’s essential not to underestimate the importance of electrical safety in the bathroom. For this reason, it is vital to ensure that any electrical work in the bathroom is carried out by a qualified electrician and that all work is compliant with the Scottish Building Standards system. Every electrician at C Squared undergoes rigorous training to ensure the standard of their work is high, thus safeguarding your safety. If you’re thinking of updating your bathroom, here are a few important factors they’ll advise you to keep in mind…

Shavers, not sockets

Under no circumstances should a socket be fitted in a bathroom, shower room or wet room. Electrical shaver points, however, can be fitted as long as they are a safe distance away from the bath or shower.

Power showers

The number one rule when it comes to electric showers is that they must be supplied with their own circuit directly from the fusebox.

Light it up

Enclosed ceiling lights are the safest lighting option, however if you opt for a light fixture that hangs down, it is imperative this is well out of reach of anyone using the bathroom.

Lights out

There are two available options for installing light switches – they can either be placed outside the bathroom itself, or a ceiling-mounted pull-cord switch could be fitted inside.

Other electrical goods

Don’t be tempted to bring the radio into the bathroom for a singalong in the shower! Similarly, no matter how good the lighting and mirror is, never use a hairdryer in the bathroom either. In fact, all mains-powered portable appliances are no-go’s in the bathroom.

If you’re looking to update your bathroom and need an electrician to carry out the necessary installations and checks, get in touch with C Squared today on 0131 370 0446 for your free, no-obligation quote.

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