Electrical dangers lurk in all homes. Accidents and misuse of electrical appliances can lead to an electrical injury or in some cases death. Even with perfect electricity common sense should still be applied when using electrical appliances.
Don’t chance it
Many electrical accidents happen as the person didn’t realise that they were doing anything wrong. We have some handy hints and tips for staying safe in your home. By following this advice, you will be keeping yourself, your home and your family as safe as possible from the dangers of electricity.
Marshall Sadler, you local, reliable and trustworthy Electricians in Sleaford are now pleased to announce that we are Which? Trusted Traders.
Which? has been testing products and services for more than 60 years. Now they are doing the same for Electricians and in fact all trades people. Just like the Which? Best Buy award, Which? Trusted trader icon is a sign of reputation and trust.
Research carried out by the UK electrical safety charity, Electrical Safety First, shows that many people tend to ignore product recall notices or worse still, are not notified that their electrical appliance could be dangerous.
Would you ignore a product recall notice?
Four million household appliances have been recalled by manufacturers over the last four years but yet the typical response rate is between 10-20%. Therefore, there are potentially millions of dangerous electrical products in use on a daily basis in homes all over the UK.
As a Landlord, it is your legal duty to ensure all electrical equipment in your property is safe and maintained throughout the whole tenancy.
Most of us don’t even thick twice about getting our car MOT’d and serviced. We just accept it as something that we need to do that also keeps us safe. So, much like an MOT for cars, it is important for us all to carry out checks on the condition of the electrics in our homes at regular intervals.
You may have heard these terms used before and wondered in amazement about the glamorous lifestyle of a qualified electrician in Sleaford! But what actually is electrical earthing and bonding?
Before we start, the first thing to mention is the huge importance of the electrical and bonding arrangements. They are a highly essential safety element in your home. If you are having any additions or alterations made to an electrical installation, they are one of the things that your electrician must check, as the safety of the work carried out depends on them.
This is a question we get asked a lot in and around Sleaford. It’s completely understandable that clients might question this when their fusebox has been quietly working away in the background, not causing them any issues for years.
However, just because something has been working, it doesn’t mean it’s safe. What was considered the best twenty years ago may now be obsolete and in a few cases actually unsafe. Take the use of asbestos for instance.
Replacing your fusebox will improve the standard of safety in your home, and therefore protect you and your family.
As we approach the time where the evenings are drawing in, many of us start to pay more attention to the lighting in our homes.
Downlights are a popular and attractive way to brighten up your home. However, poorly installed downlights are also the cause of a substantial number of fires in homes every year.
Many electrical contractors are simply not interested in small electrical works. They want the choice jobs, and will drop you like a hot potato when a bigger, supposedly more lucrative, project comes in.
Others advertise as electricians having no qualifications. They thrive on the basis that you don’t understand what they do and, as a result, overcharge for shoddy, and often dangerous, work.
We set up Marshall Sadler Ltd in order to fill a gap in the domestic sector. We want to provide you with a quality service that provides you with exactly what you need from an Electrician in Sleaford.