Having a hot tub does wonders for unwinding and relieving stress. If you have one, you’ll likely use it a lot this summer. Handyman Connection® of Boise shares hot tub electrical safety tips in this blog.
Schedule Annual Professional Maintenance of Your Electrical System
Like most parts of your home, your home’s electrical system needs to be inspected and maintained on a regular basis. Don’t wait until electrical problems develop before you make a call to a licensed electrician. Regular maintenance and timely repairs help reduce the risk of electrical shock as well as the costs incurred by extensive electrical repairs.
Don’t Try to Perform Repairs Yourself
If your hot tub doesn’t seem to work properly or isn’t turning on at all, don’t try to fix it yourself. There are many reasons why you should leave electrical repairs to professionals. You run the risk of injuries, your warranty may get voided, your insurance claims may get denied, and, for certain areas, it is simply prohibited. Professionals have the tools and protective gear to ensure their safety. They also have the know-how to ensure that the repairs are done correctly and in a timely manner.
Learn to What Part of the Panel the Hot Tub Is Connected
In case of an emergency, you must know how to turn it off at the electrical panel. If possible, have it connected to an isolated circuit. Clearly label all parts of the electrical panel to avoid confusion.
Keep All Other Electronics Away From the Hot Tub
Keep stereos, televisions and other electronics connected to a power outlet away from the hot tub, by at least 10 feet away. A stray splash of water can cause a short circuit and damage the appliance, if not the house’s electrical system. If you must have music while you relax in your hot tub, wireless water-resistant speakers may be more suitable. The same goes for other electronics. Never bring one to the tub unless it’s rated for resistance to water entry.
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