I have been getting shock whwnever i touch anything in my office?

By , February 12, 2013

Whenever i touched anything in my office i get shock similar to electric shock, and this is happening now a days very frequently. for ex if i touch any metal or silk shirt or anything. Is this normal?

3 Responses to “I have been getting shock whwnever i touch anything in my office?”

  1. Messenger (I has tuff) says:

    Could be drier air if the heat is on. Carpet. The type of shoes you wear. Lots of reason for static electricity. Someone told me that if you put a dryer sheet in your pocket it will prevent this. Don’t know but it’s worth a try.

  2. Tyler says:

    You are just getting static shock. This is quite a common occurence which happens when electrons from something you touch are transferred to you.

    If you slide your feet on carpet, or move some type of fabric against you, you will get extra electrons to attach themselves to your body. You then have a negative electrical charge from the electrons which are on your body. If you touch a material, mostly metals, which is a conductor, the electrons will jump to the conductor and the electrical exchange will give you a mild shock.

    This happens most frequently if you are in a dry area, as humidity helps buffer the static effect due to the presence of water in the air. If you notice yourself dragging your feet on a carpeted area, or rubbing fabrics, you are likely causing the static effect you are noticing. Happens to me all the time after I get out of my car, then touch the door.

  3. chris r says:

    you could have a broken ground wire.you’ll know if you get shocked from running water or touching nails in the wall.Anyway there should be a thick copper wire that runs from main power box to a metal rod in the ground.
    check to see it could just have a lot of corrosion.

    if it is just static shock you can just touch your elbow to a doorknob or any other metal.

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