Electrical maintenance involves the routine review and repair of the electrical systems of a property. Having a maintenance electrician regularly review your electrical system for faults keeps you safe and helps prevent costly and inconvenient breakdowns. A qualified maintenance electrician can be called upon to undertake both the planned and reactive maintenance of your electrical systems. Skilled at fault-finding and repair, your maintenance electrician will maintain and repair everything from your lighting, sockets and fuse box, to integrated systems such as air conditioning units.
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Most people when asked, can tell you exactly where the fuse box is in their home. The fuse box controls all of the electrical circuits in your home and is where you can switch off your electric supply in an emergency. Aside from knowing the location most homeowners quite rightly leave the fuse box well alone and they only time they do check it is when there is a problem!
Electric vehicle numbers are increasing rapidly in the UK. The government plans to ban the sale of all diesel and petrol cars by 2030 and with fuel prices at an all-time high many are considering moving over to an electric vehicle sooner rather than later. Whilst electric vehicles are slightly more expensive at initial purchase the ongoing cost benefits make for a worthy investment.
And I’m not talking about spectres and headless horsemen that may roam around your premises at night…although these can seem harmless when compared to a little device called an RCD is non existant in your home.
I really believe that the RCD has been a groundbreaking invention in the electrical industry. Basically speaking an RCD is fitted to a consumer unit (fuse box) and if anything were to malfunction such as a kettle, washing machine or hairdryer then the RCD would activate (within less than a second) and cut the power to the appliance concerned.
This tip might seem a bit bizarre – after all a plug is something that we generally take for granted, so long as it contains the right fuse, all should be good right?
Unfortunately this is not always the case. The Electrical Safety Council (ESC) carried out some tests on plug tops in the UK. The ESC is a UK charity that is dedicated to keeping people safe by reducing the risk of electrical accidents around the home and in the workplace.