Bathroom Electrical Fittings

Bathroom Electrical Fittings

Bathrooms are naturally wet and humid areas of the house, so it’s vital that extra care is taken when it comes to installing electrical fittings and outlets. Where you position your fittings and outlets is vital in order to avoid an accidental fire or electrocution.

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Talk to an electrician

If in doubt, always talk to a qualified expert about your electrical fittings. Electricians will be able to advise on how safe your fittings are, or whether they need altering in order to fit with local regulation.

Positioning

It’s really important to take into account the location of water in your bathroom. Not just limited to the shower or sink, you also need to factor in condensation, minor flooding or water splashes in order to minimise risk. Once you’ve established where the wet areas are in the bathroom, ensure you position your electrical fittings and outlets where they won’t be coming into contact with any form of water.

Height

Ensure you factor in exactly what you’ll use the power outlets for, and if you need access to a mirror. If so, make sure you place the power outlet at a height that will enable it to be easily accessible. Most personal grooming appliances such as shavers and hairdryers don’t have a long cord attached, so ensuring the height of your outlet is not too low will save you making a costly mistake.

Heating

Heat is an essential element in any bathroom to prevent mould from growing. There are many different forms of heaters, but the majority will require electricity to function. When it comes to installation, heaters also need to be positioned correctly in order to avoid a fire hazard, and to ensure you get the most heat possible. If in doubt, always talk to an expert if you’re unsure about where to place a heater requiring electricity.

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