A local elderly lady died when she was overcome by fumes when her TV caught fire while it was left overnight on standby. The coroner recommended that people should pull out their mains plugs. I wonder if others agree that this is very bad advice, because although it‘s acceptable to turn equipment off at a wall switch, pulling out a 13amp plug every time equipment is not needed is asking for trouble & could even be counter-productive. Regular use could loosen connections in plugs & sockets, & the inevitable slow make/break action will cause arcing. This is made worse in the case of sockets installed low on a wall that are difficult to reach without wobbling the plug while it’s being removed or inserted.. My elderly sister was persuaded to pull out her mains plugs at night, so her cordless phones stopped charging. They gradually went dead as she forgot to reconnect them in the mornings, making them useless as a nearby means of calling assistance in an emergency.