What would we do if we didn't have electricity? We live in a world where we rely on our home electrics to cook, keep warm, or entertain ourselves. Electricity is the heart of our houses and keeps things operating smoothly.
Regular testing on certain electrics should be performed. Whether you own your home or live in a rented property, it is critical that you are knowledgeable about your home's electrics and that they are checked on a regular basis to help avoid hazards and, ultimately, to have a safer home environment. We have created a list of crucial components in your home that should be examined on a regular basis to meet house safety criteria.
One of the most crucial safety measures you will have put in your home is a fire alarm. It's critical to check these devices throughout your house on a regular basis to ensure they have working batteries. At least once a month, you should check your fire alarms.
Light bulbs are another important component of your home's electrical system. These must also be tested on a regular basis. Sockets should be kept clean and in good working order. Check the safety of your light bulbs by ensuring that they are the correct wattage for the socket and are securely fastened. If these tests are not performed, bulbs may become loose and the wattage may be incorrect, posing a risk of overheating and fire.
Plugs and Sockets
Because we utilise electricity for so many things in our daily lives, we need plugs and sockets for the majority of what we do. Overloading sockets is easy, especially when we have extension leads in a room full of home electrics. Make certain to select a renowned brand that you can rely on. Cheap sockets are frequently unreliable and dangerous. It is also critical not to overload sockets, as overcharging increases the likelihood of a fire developing. (Using fewer electricals at once consumes less energy and lowers your electric cost.)
Additional Safety Measures
Installing an RCD (Residual Current Device) in your house is a terrific method to lower the risk of accidents and provide a safer living environment. The device is installed in the fuse box and is intended to protect you from electrocution if you come into touch with a live wire.
For more information on how to comply with safe home electrics regulations, or if you have any other questions about the services we offer, please contact T&R Sutton by calling 07801 768651.