The electric cord on your appliance contains a live wire that is securely insulated. But if a cord becomes frayed, the live wire can be exposed. This is dangerous and can leave you vulnerable electric fires. The following are ways to protect yourself from such dangers:
- Check cords regularly and replace any damaged or frayed cords immediately.
- Do not wrap the cord in PVC tape, this is not a permanent solution to the problem.
- Make sure they protect all of the electrical cords in your home from damage, for example, don’t run cords under carpets or rugs and don’t hang them from nails.
- If the cord is attached to an appliance you would like to keep, contact an electrician to help you. Do not touch it or try to repair it yourself.