Electrical Advice for the Home from your local electrician in Nottingham

As a house holder in Nottingham, you will no doubt be aware of some of the dangers that electricity can present in the home, but what do you classify as a problem?

 

Many homes in Nottingham already have electrical dangers present that the householders are not aware of. This doesn't mean necessarily mean there are dangerous electrics in the home, it is often as simple as how you use electricity that can make it dangerous.

Where to find a qualified and registered electrician

If you are like many people, dubious about where to find a qualified and registered electrician to work in your home, you will be pleased to know that a new search facility was officially launched by the Government which lists all fully qualified and registered electricians who work in England and Wales.

Reducing shoddy and dangerous electrical work

Tackling Poor Electrical Safety in the Private Rented Sector

The housing charity Shelter and the UK charity Electrical Safety First issued a report last week into the horrifying electrical safety standards found in privately rented homes. With the private rented sector now housing 9 million people in the UK and 1.3 million families, it is alarming that 16% of private rental tenants have reported a problem pertaining to electrical hazards in just the last year. Who is affected? Electrical hazards in the private rented sector isn't just a problem at the bottom end of the market.

Replacing a fuse box safely

Having made the decision to replace your old fuse board, it is important to ensure that this important job is completed by a competent domestic electrician who is both qualified and registered with a Part P scheme provider such as the NICEIC, NAPIT or ELECSA. Think of your fuse board as the main hub of your home – it is the 'thinking centre' to all electrical aspects in your home. If the job is carried out incorrectly, your home will be in a dangerous condition and your family is then at risk from electrical harm.

Electrical safety in the garden – are you at risk?

We have seen a real improvement in the weather all over the UK over the past week. With it, has seen the expected increase in bbq's and garden parties – and of course I wouldn't be doing my job properly if I didn't tell you what fire and electrical risks I have seen in my local area around Nottingham.

 

Beware of fire!

Fire alarm systems in Nottingham – does your property need one?

A Government notion may soon see the provision of a smoke alarm a compulsory requirement in privately rented properties. A YouGov survey carried out nationwide revealed that 1 in 5 privately rented properties did not have any form of fire alarm. Did you know you are four times more likely to die in a house fire? This is because fires often go undetected, and fire alarms are the alert to warn of a potentially serious house fire.

The Electrician in Nottingham Guide to Electrical Safety when Travelling

If you are going away this Easter, it is worth bearing in mind that electrical safety is not just a home matter. Maintaining good electrical safety awareness is still important even when away from home. Don't take for granted that the owners of your holiday accommodation will have seen to your electrical safety needs – I have seen bed and breakfast accommodation where extension leads have been plugged into extension leads.