Water is a powerful conductor of electricity and for that reason, it is important to have the correct type of electrical outlets installed in your home. Take a look around your house and, if you see that the outlets in your kitchen and bathroom appear the same as those in the rest of your house, you should call an electrical service to have them updated to help reduce your family’s risk of electrocution.
How Does Electric Shock and Lightning Work?
- An electric shock occurs when a person comes into contact with an electrical energy source.
- Electrical energy flows through a portion of the body causing a shock.
- Exposure to electrical energy may result in no injury at all or may result in devastating damage or death.
- Many people get electric shocks obtained from man-made objects such as electrical appliances, electrical wires, and electrical circuitry.
- In addition, lightning strikes are a natural form of electric shock.
- Burns are the most common injury from electric shock and lightning strikes.