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Welcome to 2018

What changes to expect in 2018 Let me start off by saying happy new year to those reading this in January. 2018 will see a big change in the electrical industry as we see the arrival of the 18th edition of the electrical regulations which all electricians follow when carry out work on any property…. Read more »

EICR Part 2

What is the aim of a condition report? The five main aims of a condition report are: 1-Record the results of the inspection and testing to make sure the electrical installation is safe to be used until the next inspection (following any work needed to make it safe) 2-Find any damage and wear and tear… Read more »

What is an RCD ?

What Is An Rcd And What Do They Do? I have previously stated about the importance of having an RCD fitted in your home. I’ve never actually explained what an RCD does and how it protects the household. What is an RCD? RCD stands for Residual Current Device. It is an essential safety device that automatically… Read more »

EICR Part 1

We cannot see electricity, yet we are surrounded by it. Cables are usually hidden inside our walls, and consumer units (fuse Boards) are often hidden in cupboards, or put out of the way under the stairs or in our basements, so it is not surprising that we forget to check the condition of our electrical… Read more »

What is Part P ?

What is Part P? In 2005 the Government introduced electrical safety rules into the Building Regulations for England and Wales.Because of this, most fixed electrical installation work in homes must, by law, meet the Building Regulations Part P states that anyone carrying out electrical installation work in a home must make sure that the work… Read more »

Getting a shock from your appliance ?

Tingles or mild electric shocks may not be taken seriously but you never know when they could turn into a lethal full mains voltage shock, so never use any appliance you get a shock from. What do I do if I get an electric shock from my appliance? Immediately disconnect it and do not use… Read more »

Asbestos

So why am I writing this blog? In the past few weeks we have turned a job away which involved putting spot lights in a kitchen ceiling which was covered in artex. After attending a training event of which we attend many we were aware of the dangers which could be present in artex and… Read more »

Outdoor Lighting

A lot of the calls we receive are due to the fact that the current lights people have outside their front door have stopped working. These are a very helpful item and I recommend them to all my clients as with a security light when someone calls at your property for instance to try and… Read more »

Happy New Year

Let me start this blog off by saying happy new year to all, as we start 2017 and we all make new year’s resolutions we don’t tend to give our property or the electrics in it a second thought unless things physically brake. Why wait till something brakes are stops working before having things checked…. Read more »

Have you had a water leak ?

Just this week I went to a customer’s property after they had suffered a water leak which had caused the lighting to stop working. The reason the lighting had stopped working was due to the fact that the water leak caused a shortage which in turn tripped the rcd as it should. The water leak… Read more »