Electricity always seeks the shortest path to the ground

Electricity always seeks the shortest path to the ground. It tries to find a conductor, or something that it can pass through to get to the ground, like metal, wet wood or water.

Your body is about 70% water, so that makes you a good conductor, too. For example, if you touch an energized bare wire or faulty appliance while your feet are touching the ground, electricity will automatically pass through you to the ground, causing a harmful, or even fatal shock.

It doesn’t take much to get hurt or killed from even a small amount of electricity. So the best thing you can do is be aware of the dangers of electricity, learn how to avoid them and always use a licensed electrical contractor like Rogoz Electric!

1 Comment

  1. Unknown on May 1, 2014 at 1:24 am

    Thanks for this post.

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