We must admit there have been many times when we’ve forgotten to power off the electric shower at home. It’s one little thing you always forget about when rushing around in the morning. Mum duties and the hectic morning routine leave your head feeling frazzled, especially when it’s 7am and you haven’t had any coffee.
It’s a common mistake many of us make, but the Dublin Fire Brigade have shared a shocking image of the consequences of leaving the electric shower powered on.
They posted a photo of the remains of an electric shower that caught fire during the week. They tweeted: “Electric shower at home? Always turn off power to the shower at the isolation switch when finished.”
The team responded to a fire on the morning of July 23. They said: “We had fire engines from Kilbarrack and North Strand at this shower fire earlier.”
Luckily, the quick thinking homeowners shut the bathroom door to prevent the fire from spreading. “The owners closed the doors on the fire which limited damage to the bathroom.”
Thankfully, the damage was limited and nobody was seriously harmed, but this incident serves as a warning to us all.
Electric shower at home? Always turn off power to the shower at the isolation switch when finished. We had fire engines from Kilbarrack and North Strand at this shower fire earlier. The owners closed the doors on the fire which limited damage to the bathroom pic.twitter.com/cklrIbcN3o— Dublin Fire Brigade (@DubFireBrigade) July 23, 2018
We may think leaving the shower switched on is no big deal, but this photo proves that it is extremely dangerous and is a major risk to our safety.
We’ll certainly be more conscious of leaving the electric shower switched on from here on out.