ALL COMMERCIAL AND DOMESTIC ELECTRICAL SERVICES

Common precautions & simple steps

Electricity is everywhere in our homes. We often forget how many appliances are using electricity; the TV on standby, the alarm clock, the fridge, the freezer, the video, the answering machine. There also a number of appliances plugged into live sockets; the stereo, the kettle, the radio, the food processor, the computer.

What to check for:

Water Near Electrics

Keep liquids away from electrical appliances, and don’t let any cables or plugs get wet.

Overloaded Sockets

If too many appliances are plugged into an adaptor the socket could be overloaded which could lead to overheating.

Plug tops

Make sure none of the coloured wires are sticking out of the plug, not only could they be pulled loose, but water and debris could get inside the plug & make sure the plug is not damaged.

Broken lamps

In the event a lamp breaks in you light fitting before proceeding to remove, make sure you turn of the electric to that circuit as live parts may be exposed.

RCD trip

If your RCD trips try unplugging all electrical items switch back on & if switch stays energised gradually plug all items back checking the trip each time, If it does trip when you plug an item in, you may well have found the faulty appliance.
DON’T FORGET TO REGULARLY PRESS THE TEST BUTTON ON YOU RCD.