Probably one of the most important safety aspects of an Electrical system is correct earthing (or grounding) throughout the installation. Knowing why and what things need to be earthed is not always clear and I often have to explain to my customers why things need to be earthed and the potential dangers of not having the correct earth system in place.Read More
Mains electricity can be a serious danger and a constant worry around the home, especially with children and pets around. However by following some simple steps and using some common sense it doesn’t have to be that way.Read More
Your Fuse Box or more modern Consumer Unit is the origin of all the electrical circuits within your home. Usually this would be located next to or near to your Electricity meter and the incoming supply cable. Sometimes this may be outside in a meter box with the Consumer Unit or Fuse Box located indoors on the other side of the wall. They can also be referred to as a Distribution Board, although this would typically be the name for a larger unit used in a Commercial or Industrial setting.Read More
One person who has witnessed the dangers of dodgy chargers is Leicester based Shannon Penn. Shannon was gifted a phone charger by a friend from a market place in the city. Not long after plugging it in she was shocked to see the charger explode, burning the mains socket in her homeRead More
Worried about overloading your sockets?
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Are you feeling intimidated by all the electrical jargon flying around lately? I mean, what the heck is an RCD? And watt - sorry, what - is a volt?
We get it, we really do. In our day-to-day lives, most of us don’t need to understand the ins and outs of our fuseboxes (and some of us don’t even know where it is!) But wrapping your head around a few simple terms could make your life easier and safer.Read More
Are you wondering IF and HOW the New Electrical Wiring Regulations BS7671:2018 affect YOU?
While these regulation changes were Introduced in 2018, BS7671:2018 became “Live” as of 1st January 2019.
So if you are a Home Owner, Landlord, Office Manager or Business Owner, there’s been some BIG changes in BS7671:2018! Some things are very minor. A couple of things have also been relaxed. But there’s also some expensive introductions too (Especially Surge Protection and Anti-Arcing Devices)Read More