Diwali, the festival of lights, is a joyous occasion celebrated with enthusiasm and splendour. Lighting up your home with diyas, candles, and colourful electric lights is integral to the festivities. However, with the increased use of electrical decorations during Diwali, there’s also a heightened risk of electrical hazards. Fire accidents resulting from electrical faults and short circuits are common. To ensure that your Diwali celebrations remain safe and accident-free, it’s crucial to take precautionary measures. Are your devices overdue for some service or maintenance? Schedule an appliance customer care service with OneDios before the Diwali celebrations begin.
In this blog, we’ll discuss some essential tips on how to make your home Diwali safe from electrical hazards.
1. Inspect and Replace Old Wiring
Before you begin decorating your home with lights and other electrical decorations, it’s essential to inspect the wiring in your house. Old or damaged wiring can be a significant fire hazard. Look for any signs of wear and tear, such as frayed insulation or exposed wires. If you find any issues, download the OneDios app and call a licensed electrician to replace or repair the wiring as needed.
2. Use Quality Electrical Products
Invest in high-quality electrical products like extension cords, power strips, and plug points. Cheap or counterfeit electrical items may not meet safety standards and pose significant risks. Ensure your products are certified with ISI marks or bear safety markings from reputable testing agencies. Every ISI-marked product is safe and long-lasting for use. If your electronics encounter any issues, OneDios connects you with authorised service partners specialising in repairing specific brands and products.
3. Avoid Overloading Circuits
Overloading electrical circuits is a common mistake during Diwali. Plugging too many lights or appliances into a single circuit can lead to overheating and electrical fires. Use multiple circuits or extension cords to distribute the load evenly. Overloading can lead to excessive passing of electrical current from various power-rated tools, thereby damaging the appliances. Be cautious and adhere to the wattage limits specified by manufacturers. OneDios can assist you in finding reliable surge protectors and UPS units, connecting you with authorised sellers and ensuring your devices are protected from power fluctuations.
4. Keep Decorations Away from Heat Sources
Many Diwali decorations, such as paper lanterns and curtains, are flammable. Avoid placing them near heat sources like lamps, candles, or electrical lights. Ensure your decorations are safe from open flames or hot surfaces to prevent fires. Light candles firmly on surfaces that are no-flammable. Keep rugs away, curtains tied, and other upholstery away from candles.
5.Use LED Lights
Traditional incandescent bulbs generate much heat and are less energy-efficient than LED lights. LED lights consume less power and emit less heat, reducing the risk of overheating and fires. Switching to LED lights is not only safer but also more environmentally friendly.
6. Supervise Open Flames
Diyas and candles are an integral part of Diwali celebrations. However, open flames can be dangerous if left unattended. Always watch diyas and candles closely, especially if you have children or pets in the house. Place them on stable surfaces away from flammable materials.
7. Outdoor Lighting Precautions
If you’re decorating your home’s exterior, ensure all outdoor electrical connections and extension cords are designed for outdoor use. Keep them elevated to prevent water damage and avoid creating tripping hazards. Additionally, use weather-resistant covers for outdoor sockets and outlets. If your device gets too hot, disconnect and turn it off immediately. OneDios offers extended warranty options that provide coverage beyond the manufacturer’s warranty period. By opting for an extended warranty, you can protect your electronics against unexpected repair costs and gain access to authorised technicians for repairs or replacements.
8. Turn Off Lights and Unplug Appliances
When you’re not using electrical decorations or appliances, remember to turn them off and unplug them. This not only saves energy but also reduces the risk of electrical hazards. Use timers or smart plugs to automate the process, ensuring everything is switched off at the right time.
Diwali is a time for celebration and joy; safety should be a top priority during the festivities. Following these essential tips can make your home Diwali safe from electrical hazards. Managing and maintaining your home electronics can be made much easier with the help of OneDios. OneDios provides a range of services that allow you to register your electronics and keep track of their warranty periods. Thanks to OneDios, scheduling regular maintenance services for your electronics has become much more straightforward.
Using our services, you can ensure that your devices receive timely and professional cleaning and servicing, preventing performance issues caused by dust accumulation.
Following the tips above can minimise the risk of electrical and fire hazards during Diwali. Embrace OneDios to streamline electronics management and enjoy a safe and fabulous Diwali with efficiently operating devices. OneDios has a vast network of authorised service centres across the country. OneDios is the one-stop shop for all home appliance service and repair needs.
Remember to be vigilant, inspect your electrical systems, and use quality products to ensure your celebrations are filled with light, happiness, and peace of mind. Wishing you a safe and prosperous Diwali!