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Down lighter safety.

If you have down lighters in your ceiling ensure they are not covered by insulation. Ceramic flower pots are a good idea. Cover the light fitting in the attic or between floors with a ceramic flower pot to protect your home from fire. If you are not sure what to do or how to do…
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Electric Showers

Before switching off the shower turn the Temperature to cold and let the water run cold. As soon as the water is cold you can the shower off. This helps prolong the life of the heating element in the shower and also prevents other parts from overheating.
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Fuse Unit Burn Out

[gallery ids="72"] If Fuses or switches feel warm to the touch there is a problem. I came across this burnt fuse unit when I responded to a no supply call.
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Overheating of Switches and Plugs

If a switch or socket feels warm or hot, you need to get it checked out. I came across a cooker switch last week that had burnt out. The woman of the house said it had been hot for a couple of weeks. Luckily no serious damage was done and I was able to change…
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Electrical Equipment in the Garden

When using electrical mowers and hedge cutters etc. in the garden ensure they are protected by an RCD. You can buy plug in RCD's in most hardware stores. If you are not sure what they are give us a call and we will explain their purpose to you. Check all leads before use and ensure…
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Flying Kites near power cables

Its great that summer has finally arrived, but remember there are dangers to children and adults from flying kites. When flying kites beware of overhead power cables and stay clear. Some of these power cables have very high voltages and can kill you if the kite touches or comes close to the power cables. Ensure…
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Dangers of Low Voltage Lighting

Low voltage halogen lighting produces a lot of heat in the ceiling area. If the lamps are not installed properly or if they are covered by insulation a potential fire risk is present. I was called to a home because the lights were not working. I have come across this problem on numerous occasions. Either…
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RCBO’s/RCD’s for Showers

RCBO's operate if a fault occurs in the shower. I called to a customer this morning and discovered that there was no RCBO installed. In the event of the shower going faulty the woman could easily have been killed. All electric showers must be protected by a RCD or RCBO.
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Testing RCD’s

It is important to test RCD's. To test the RCD please press the test button. Follow the link below to view video.  
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