Making your Bedroom Electrically Safe

Did you know that the average person spends 12,045 days in bed? That’s 33 YEARS! While you spend your evenings watching Netflix in the living room, or your mornings preparing a nice breakfast in the kitchen, your bedroom is where you spend the most time. So it makes sense to ensure that it is electrically safe, right? Here are our top tips for this. 

Don’t let your clothes pile up

Tempting as it is, to dump your clothes on the floor at the end of a long day, it is a very real fire hazard! In letting a pile of garments grow, you could inadvertently be creating kindling for a fire. An easy risk to overlook, but very worth keeping in mind. 

Charging devices 

You’ve heard of the risk of charging devices overnight, but it is also important to not let the devices overheat. Never charge your device under your pillow or blanket while you sleep, and if you can, only charge these on a hard surface while you are present. 

Extension Leads

Most people have an extension lead in their bedroom, as a solution to the lack of sockets. However, it is your responsibility to ensure that these are not overloaded. If you overload, you run the risk of a fire starting.

Smoke Alarms

If you have a smoke alarm fitted downstairs, this is half the battle. However, we encourage you to have a smoke alarm fitted on every level of your home. The more alarms you have, the better chance you have of safely escaping a house fire that has started in your bedroom. 

Wear and Tear

We suggest that you regularly check your sockets, plugs and extension leads for wear and tear. A frayed wire may seem innocent, but can end in flames. If you notice any damage to your cables, stop using them immediately. 


In the winter months, many of us get the portable heaters out to keep our bedrooms warm. Remember though, you need to keep flammable materials away from it, never hang garments over it and always switch of your heater when you are going to sleep. 

We hope these tips will help you to keep your bedroom electrically safe. Stay alert and bear the risks in mind, and you can’t go wrong! If you would like more advice or need any other help with electrics, please don’t hesitate to contact us.