One of the most common electrical safety tips is that water and electricity don’t mix, but it can be easy to forget that in the hustle of everyday life. Water conducts electricity well, so staying in the practice of keeping them separated keeps you and your family safe.

For example, dry your hands before you use the hair dryer or curling iron in the morning. Wipe your hands on a kitchen towel before you retrieve your toast from the toaster at breakfast time. Make sure the outside of the electric kettle is free from condensation before you grab the handle to make your tea.

Consistently practicing electrical safety tips is important. You may not be touching the electrical parts directly, but extra precaution is still smart.