If you had an electrician in Medway quoting for electrical works in your home, they may have mentioned that RCD protection is required to be installed for the works to comply with the current electrical regulations.
But what's an RCD and what's the point of having it?
As an electrician in Medway quite often I come across counterfeit electrical products that trip the electrics or may melt and burn while people using them.
I have been hearing several reports from my customers in Medway and Gravesend recently that maintenance companies and kitchen fitters are telling them that their fusebox is dangerous and needs replacing. I have seen cases where a sticker has been placed on the fuse-board saying that it is unsafe to use.
Thankfully, not all my clients went ahead with the work and requested a second opinion. It is just as well as they did, as they didn’t waste money on needless work.
Keeping young children safe from the dangers of electricity can be a stressful time. From ensuring that appliances are kept out of reach to ensuring that nothing gets poked into plug sockets, the fear of electrocution of our children is one of the biggest electrical fears that face householders.
Avoid electrical DIY
This tip might seem a bit bizarre – after all a plug is something that we generally take for granted, so long as it contains the right fuse, all should be good right?
Being an electrician in Medway and Gravesend my customers often ring me to ask if there is a problem with their electrical supply. Understandably they are not sure if it is safe to continue to use their electrical appliances at home or if they should call an electrician.
Being over charged doesn’t necessarily mean looking at the total price of the job – although to be fair the vast majority of us do look at that bottom line to determine whether or not to proceed.
When it comes to having electrical work carried out in your home, it is important that the electrician who carries out the work is going to leave your home in a safer state than it was before.
This time, I’m going to outline some simple fundamentals you need to think about when receiving quotes for electrical work.
Take Care When Selecting an Electrician!!
Many other Electricians in Medway 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.
This of course is not limited to Medway, the same happens in other areas such as Maidstone, Gravesend and Kings Hill.
I set up Eru Electrics in order to fill a gap in the domestic sector. I want to provide you with a quality service that provides you with exactly what you need from an electrician.