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Electrical Safety in The Bathroom

Water is an efficient electricity carrier hence two places where electrical safety is a must is the bathroom and kitchen. Both places where neither water nor electricity can be avoided!

Consequences of an electric shock are many times greater in the shower room than any other place as the body’s insulation is greatly reduced due to water. It is best not to try DIY installations in the bathroom and hire a qualified electrician.

However, technological advancements have made electricity use in the bathrooms possible.

  • Power sockets are a big no-no in bathrooms, except for a shaver point that can be fitted at least three meters from the water supply.
  • Covered ceiling lights are preferred, and switches are always a danger to touch with wet hands. A safer option can be a pull cord switch from the ceiling, or have the switch outside the bathroom door.
  • To keep the bathroom warm, central heating is the safest option.
  • Electric water heaters must be mounted and wired permanently in a bathroom.
  • For electric shower and heated towel racks or towel warmers, a separate circuit that supplies electricity directly from the fuse box is the norm.
  • Mains-powered portable appliances such as heaters, radios, or hairdryer should be strictly avoided in the bathroom as it can lead to an unexpected electrical mishap.


Safety comes first! Before installing modern gadgets in your bathrooms, do take our expert advice.

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