To properly ground yourself, you should work in a non-carpeted area and remove all sources of static electricity from your surroundings. Electrical devices should be unplugged.
- Unplug all electrical devices
If you are working on a computer or other electrical device, be sure that it is unplugged.
- Remove all sources of static electricity
Clear your working space of all sources of static electricity. This includes rolling desk chairs, plastic items and, even, cats.
- Remove carpet from the floor
Remove carpeting and rugs from work area. If the room you are working in has wall-to-wall carpet, relocate your work area to a room with wood or tiled floors.