Electricity-wise, the bathroom is one of the most dangerous places in your home. Get an electric shock in the bathroom or shower and you’ll know about it. Wet skin reduces the body’s resistance — which is why we have special requirements for electricity in the bathroom. Firstly, avoid placing 13-amp sockets in bathrooms at all costs. Regulations do allow this, but stipulate that sockets be placed at least 3m from the bath or shower — so you need a really big bathroom, which in most cases makes it impossible anyway.

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