At Leigh Electrical, we have already written about how to avoid an electric shock, but as we take electrical safety very seriously, we thought it couldn’t hurt to mention it again. Electricity runs all through the home and it can be far easier to get shocked than you might think. Through electrical safety measures like earthing, bonding, RCDs and more, the risks in electrical systems are much smaller than they once were, but electricity is still an extremely powerful adversary and should be treated as such.
Doing DIY home improvements can be a lot of fun, but when it comes to the electrics, it is always safer to consult the advice and expertise of a fully qualified electrician. If you insist on doing the work yourself, then at least have an electrician come round and test that everything is safe. At Leigh Electrical we carry out regular tests and are NICEIC approved, so you are guaranteed to get a high standard of work.
But even if you’re not planning on doing any DIY, the risk of receiving an electric shock still remains. Faulty appliances can be a real nightmare. If any of your household appliances (kettle, hoover, microwave etc.) have any frayed or broken wiring, you will need to get this replaced. Another thing to look out for are overheating sockets and outlets. The chances are that the wiring in the socket is dodgy and you should avoid using this until you have sought the help of a professional.
In rooms where there is running water, namely the kitchen and the bathroom, be especially careful with anything electrical. If water leaks into any service panels or gets into an appliance this can be dangerous, but it can be easily solved by a professional. You might also find that a circuit breaker keeps tripping after being reset. In this case, you will need to consult a qualified electrician, as it’s a clear sign that there is something wrong.
At Leigh Electrical, we can help you to solve any of these problems, as well as many others that you probably didn’t know you had. Get in touch with us via phone or email and we will be happy to give you a free quote and our expert advice!
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