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Halloween is just around the corner, time to bring out those decorations and make your houses look spooky.  It’s also time to dress up with your scary or superhero costumes and have a memorable Halloween this November. Nowadays, people become more creative in celebrating Halloween. From the costumes they are wearing to the decorations of their houses, and it turned into a season where they can showcase their creativity in more interesting ways. Along with the festivity, there is a risk of having an accident inside or outside your house, as an Electrical Company in Manila, Meiji Electric would like to share these safety tips to make this spooky celebration worry-free and exciting.

Halloween electrical Tips from Meiji Electric:

  • Check your Halloween decorations
  • Use GFCI and other Safety Electrical Devices
  • Avoid overloading your Extension Sets
  • Place decorations on safe locations
  • Invest on a Smoke Detector
  • Power off all décor when not in use

Being an electrical company in the Philippines, the company feels responsible to give some information and tips on how can you avoid disastrous and electrical-related accident during such important events. The company also promotes awareness on how you can evaluate your wiring system to make sure you won’t have to worry about using your electrical devices no matter what occasion or event you are going to.

Not much like Christmas, Halloween is a different occasion where families opt to decorate their houses with different kinds of spooky decorations like Jack o Lanterns, floating ghosts, bats and spider webs. These kinds of decorations are prone to fire accidents if you don’t do it properly, but worry no more because Meiji Electric is here to guide you on how you can enjoy a spooky yet safe Halloween this year.

CHECK YOUR HALLOWEEN DECORATIONS

Before you put up your decorations, you should inspect it first and check for signs of damage like crack wires, faulty plugs, dents and other things that could disrupt the functionality or can cause electrical hazards. Make sure that there is no severe damage on the plugs and wirings, these damaged decors should be replaced for the safety of everyone. 

Aside from examining the quality of your decor, you should also look at the electrical devices and plugs that you’re going to use. Sockets, outlets, and cords must all be in good condition to assure your safety. 

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Check your decorations first before displaying Halloween Pumkins

USE GFCI AND OTHER SAFETY ELECTRICAL DEVICES

When you’re using outdoor decors like lantern or lamps be sure to use GFCI outlets, this is to ensure the safety of the person installing the decorations. GFCI protects you from ground faults due to short circuit, preventing you from getting electrocuted by cutting off the electricity. Other than GFCI you can also use safety electrical devices like AVR, Voltage Protector, and Step-down Transformers. These kinds of devices protect your appliances or even your decorations from getting overloaded and give you more protection from electrical accidents.

Halloween GFCI Table
Halloween holiday decoration Ground fault circuit interrupter GFCI

AVOID OVERLOADING YOUR EXTENSION SETS

If you’re putting up all your decorations, don’t forget to check how much wattage or amperage your electrical system can handle, this is to avoid overloading your extension sets. There’s a huge chance of overloading your circuits and causing a short circuit if you mindlessly plug in all your Halloween decorations in just one outlet. In order to avoid this, know how much wattage each piece of decor needs and add everything up. The sum must not exceed the capacity of the extension set in which you intend to plug it in. You should consider switching to a different circuit or add new extension set if it does not meet the requirements of your decorations.

Halloween Extension Set and Decoration
Halloween holiday decoration Extension Set Power Strip Outlets

PLACE DECORATIONS ON SAFE LOCATIONS

Location is important when you’re decorating your home. Whether it’s indoors or outdoors, avoid placing them in walking areas like corridors as they may pose as tripping hazards, especially for extension cords and other kinds of wirings. You should also keep in mind to place your wires and plugs away from the water source because it is prone to electrical short circuits. In tucking up your wires avoid using metals like nails or staple, better use insulated tapes or coated wires on organizing them.  Also check if the position of your decors is not prone to weather changes, you won’t know if it will suddenly rain outside.

INVEST ON A SMOKE DETECTOR

The smoke detector is a great device for detecting fire inside your house, in some instances you might forget to turn off your decorations that might overload and cause fire. If your family is fast asleep and there is a sudden accident, the smoke detector will do its job and alarm everyone inside the house with its loud noise.  With this, you can prevent fire from getting bigger and save your home.

Halloween Smoke Detector
Halloween holiday decoration Smoke Detector, Smoke Alarm, Fire Alarm

POWER OFF ALL DECORATIONS WHEN NOT IN USE

Lastly, power off all your decorations when not in use. Whenever there is no one at home, during the early hours of the day until the afternoon, and at the deepest of nights when everybody’s asleep, these are the times when you should turn off your decorations.

KEY TAKEAWAY

It’s very exciting to celebrate Halloween and dress up as ghosts or monsters, there are lots of candies and food available for your family, but accidents, electrical shocks and fire will surely spoil all those things so make sure to follow these electrical tips.  You can now avoid electrical accidents and have a hazard-free celebration for this upcoming Halloween. Be sure to Visit the Meiji Electric Website to get more electrical tips to make your daily life easier and worry-free.

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It’s Fire Prevention Month, so be extra cautious in safeguarding your homes and offices unexpected fires. Though electrical cause is the number one cause of fires in the Philippines, there are other causes as well. Here are some of them:

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Open flames

Unnoticed burning candles or kerosene lamps that are placed near flammable material like cloth; is a fire waiting to happen. Neglected cooking activity in the kitchen causes most fires in the homes. Oil starting to smoke is near the burning point and can ignite violently.

Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)

LPG is liquid inside the container, but immediately changes to the gaseous state when released. It is liquefied so it can be stored economically and transported easily. Did you know that a gallon of liquid LPG in a bottle will expand about 270 times as much when suspended in a vapor form?

Fireworks

We occasionally use these as our beautiful displays resulting from the occurrence of certain colorful chemical reactions. The hazardous substances that produce fireworks are aluminum, antimony, carbon, potassium. When used improperly, surely it will cause fires. So these must be stored, transported and displayed by experienced and knowledgeable professionals. Implementation of prohibitions in the manufacture, handling and use should be strictly complied with everyone as fire safety precaution.

Careless cigarette smoking

Careless cigarette smoking especially indoors is a leading cause of fire in the homes. Here in the Philippines it is the fourth leading cause of fire.

These are only four causes and a there’s a lot more. We need to think of ways to prevent fire before it starts. There’s a saying that, “Where there’s a smoke, there’s a fire. “ And taking this literally; smoke is the start of fires, so we’d better prevent it before it consumes valuable possessions and/or lives.

A lot has already begun to realize the benefits of having Meiji Smoke Detectors. In most hotels, condominiums, office and residential projects, it is already a requirement.

Use Meiji Smoke Detectors for your safety!

Meiji Smoke Detector alarms you that there’s a major smoke or heat coming from a particular area. It alarms to warn you. This way, it can help you protect your home from tragedies of fires. Meiji Smoke Detector also has a “low-battery” alarm to warn you to change the battery as soon as possible.

In case you would need help in setting up your Meiji Smoke Detectors, you will find an instruction manual, together with spare screws inside the box.

Get your Meiji Smoke Detector now!

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Give us a call to learn more of the benefits of using Meiji Smoke Detectors and other products (02) 448-7423; 414-4012; 727-5790; 413-6636.

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smoke detector frontSome like it small, others prefer it big. Good thing today, Meiji has added a bigger smoke detector for your selection! Smoke detectors are essential especially for homes whose owners could not personally monitor the kitchen everyday. These smoke alarms prevent fires from getting too hard to handle causing loss or damage.

More so, we recommend this to business owners that use sensitive appliances that can cause fire. Some of which may be  stove, ovens, cooking pans, washing machines, generators and many more.

Smoke is the primary warning before a fire. And if this can be prevented from the start, then what a relief!

Meiji’s New Smoke Detector

The new Meiji MSD-02 has a diameter of approximately 104 mm. With its alarming decibel at more or less 85 per 3 minutes, you can be sure smoke detector backyou would hear it before anything gets burned.

Don’t regret not protecting your loved ones and hard earned possessions. Protect yourselves and install smoke detectors.

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Nowadays, it is common to see establishments with smoke detectors that warn people of fire within the vicinity. The humble smoke detector has become pretty much an easy access consumer product that helps people make their own homes much safer without having to shelf out too much money. Of course, as with any other electronic device, they can fail. Therefore, you have to test them every now and then to make sure that they’re working properly.

Testing your smoke detectors

Testing your smoke detectors will ensure that you don’t end up blaming suppliers after you’ve been rendered homeless by a house fire. However, testing them can be a hairy affair, to say the least, since you’re basically simulating what happens when a real fire starts. Therefore, before you even think of testing your smoke detectors, you must first tell everyone in the vicinity about it in order to keep them from panicking. In fact, you can make use of this opportunity to conduct a fire drill as well. It’s taking out two birds with one stone.

Notify beforehand that you’re performing a test

If the smoke detector is hardwired to a security system, notify the company beforehand that you’re performing a test so that you don’t have the fire department coming in and spraying water all over your living room by mistake. Take note that the smoke detector is supposed to be loud enough to awaken even the most sound sleepers in the dead of night. When you’re in dreamland and there’s a fire, it’s imperative that all hell must be unleashed in order to awaken you from your slumber so that you can cart yourself to safety.

Be sure that it can be heard

That means you have to be sure that it can be heard even at the farthest reaches of the house. No dungeon must remain tranquil when the ring of the smoke detector sounds, so have someone go to that distant corner of the house to check if it can be heard, even when doors are closed. In order to coax the alarm, push and hold the test button until it starts coming up with a loud noise. Remember that it’s not supposed to be pleasant, just loud.test smoke detector

Test its smoke-detecting capabilities

To test its smoke-detecting capabilities, you need either something burning or a can of smoke detector test aerosol, which is available in a hardware or home improvement store, hopefully near you. If you can’t find it, then the Internet is a good second option.

If you’re unwilling to buy a can of test aerosol, then you can get a small piece of newspaper and burn it, directing the resulting smoke towards the smoke detector. Of course, you must be very careful when doing this so that you don’t actually start a real fire. That’s actually why buying test aerosol is important in the first place. In the end, it’s a worthy purchase anyway so that you can safely test your smoke detector, which is for safety’s sake in the first place.

Check the batteries

Check the batteries if they are still good, otherwise replace them with new ones that are sure to last for a long time. Also clean the smoke detector now while you have the chance since dirt and grime can impact the performance of the device. Finally, make sure that where it’s positioned is open to where it can access the most air so that when there is actually a fire, it will get to detect it as soon as possible. That does also mean keeping it from the kitchen since you can set it off accidentally if you’re cooking something.

Protect your home and office  from fires in this summer heat. Install smoke detectors.

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scary firesDo you know what the scariest thing that can happen in a fire? Some say its loss of possessions, some say burns, while others death. But what about you, what scares you in a fire?

I have not personally witnessed a fire happen to our home by God’s grace. I can only hear of tragic and horrific stories of parents coming home only to find out everything they have worked so hard for, gone in less than 15minutes!

There were also friends and classmates who share their fire experience. They say, it is one that will never be forgotten not only because of the loss but also the indelible mark it left on their skins.

So YOU, who have experienced FIRES that left you discouraged (at the least) and downhearted, and YOU, who DO NOT WANT to experience the damages FIRES can bring, WHAT CAN YOU DO?

Smoke detectors are devices made to detect upcoming danger.

TheseMeiji smoke detector sensors alarm people that there is smoke coming out of a particular area before it becomes too big to handle. This is one of the things that we should NOT hesitate to PURCHASE and install in our homes these days. With sudden changes of temperature and electrical surges happening in our country, smoke detectors could be one simple thing that can PREVENT DANGER from hitting you and your home.

So how can you save yourself and your family with SMOKE DETECTORS??

People inside your home should first be advised of its purpose and what to do when your smoke detectors alarm. Normally, smoke sensors should sound before fire is in its devouring state. So upon the sound of the alarm, users have to check IMMEDIATELY where the smoke is coming from. Once we have, turn the appliance (i.e. stove, air conditioner, flattening iron) completely OFF. And then, also turn off your Meiji smoke detector before your neighbor panics and calls the fire department.

Another instance is that you may have been awakened by the smoke detectors alarm in the middle of the night while everyone’s asleep. So the possibility of smoke building up to a fire is a reality. Now, allow your SMOKE DETECTOR to alarm continuously. (This way, others may also be alerted of the situation.)   Look for the possible cause of the fire and extinguish it. It is also VERY IMPORTANT to REMAIN CALM AND ALERT at this point.  This way, you can figure out your next course of action, such as calling for help, getting your loved ones and/or valuables out of the house and putting off the fire.

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the damaging and depressing effects of fires by alerting you before it happens, allowing you time to put off the fire and also giving you and your home time to react before the fire eats everything up.

I believe we would all agree that our loved ones lives are the most important thing we can save in a fire. Smoke detector first priority is to allow you to pull you and your family out of harm’s way. We’ll never know when this type of misfortune can strike.  You owe it to your family to make sure you have one at home.

Provide your child the same safety offered in their International School in the Philippines. Because their security does not need to come at a greater cost.

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