Electrical Safety Tips for Your Indoor Fountain

Oct 9th 2016

Most indoor fountains can be easily installed and run; there are wall and floor fountains which only requires little assembling and can be conveniently plugged into the power source for you to experience the sound of the streaming water. However, it is not all the time that consumers successfully perform a good run after taking the fountain pieces out of the box. Some experience a few drawbacks, and most of them are power-related.

Hold your horses; if you have just bought an indoor fountain and is keen to have it installed, it's good to know and perform these safety tips first. These are important in the overall handling of your new water feature. Not only will these guidelines help you in finally making your fountain work, but also keep you safe from any electrical and even federal risks.

  • Before you install your water fountain, contact the zoning department in your community. Yes, an indoor fountain is a great accent to add in the home and yes, there are laws that somehow touch base with the installation of these features. Outdoor fountains are more crucial than indoor fountains, but it is always best to check with the authorities and see if there are any restrictions applied to installing this decor.
  • When you are ready to install the indoor fountain, make sure you read the instructions and take the time to understand it carefully. One thing to take note of: you want to have proper electrical connections with your new indoor fountain. It is best to plug it directly into an outlet rather than using extension cords. If you must, conceal all electrical components to avoid any risks of injuries.
  • Improper electrical connections will not only hinder you from enjoying your fountain, but it might also cause potential sparks. Remember: the fountain runs with water and electricity; these two elements must be set apart from one another so as not to cause any harm.
  • Connect the indoor fountain to a grounded outlet. This way, you can shut down the power source immediately once there is an electrical problem.
  • The indoor fountains sold in the market are mostly meant for DIY assembly; but this doesn’t mean you should. When in doubt, consult the pros and have them install the indoor fountain. This does not only take the burden off your hands, but you can have confidence that your indoor fountain is set up in the best way possible, especially with the expert’s help.

You don’t have to do it on your own. But if you’re up for an adventure, make sure that you follow the guidelines thoroughly for a safe implementation of your new water feature. Once set up, you can now enjoy the beautiful sights and sounds produced by your indoor fountain without the worries of experiencing electrical risks. However, maintain proper precaution in handling your fountain, especially when it comes to cleaning and refilling it with water.

More of these safety tips are on your way, all from the Indoor Fountain Pros! Keep on visiting this blog and have your answers concerned with our monthly guides.