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Repair. Prevent. Protect

Electricity is an invisible and highly dangerous energy that has the potential to cause
electrocution and fire. To prevent injury it is important to have your electrical installation,
whether that is your home, shop or office, tested and properly maintained for compliance
with current regulations. Contact Tactical Electrical & Fire now to arrange a safety
inspection of your home.


Use a Licenced Electrician

DIY electrical work may be tempting but risking your life and home is just not worth it.
Your home and property insurance may not cover any damage caused by electrical
work carried out by an unlicensed electrician.


Power surges

When leaving home to go away on extended periods, ensure you switch off and unplug
 your electrical appliances at the power point. This not only reduces the risk of expensive equipment being damaged in the event of a power surge but also reduces energy wastage
from appliances being left on standby.


Rewireable fuses

Fuses are not as safe or convenient as having circuit breakers and safety switches
but there are still many homes out there with fuses in their switchboard. Upgrading old
fuse type switchboards to safety switches give you not only the convenience of not
having to fiddle around in the dark trying to rewire a fuse but also provide you and
your family  the personal protection offered by safety switches.
Here are six benefits to installing safety switches.
• Safety switches help prevent electric shock
• Safety switches identify faulty appliances
• Safety switches can identify faulty electrical wiring
• Safety switches can detect water in your electrical installation
• Safety switches help prevent electrical fires
• Homes must be fitted with RCD protection to comply with new laws


Appliance leads

When removing an electrical appliance plug from a power point never just pull
on the electrical cord. It can damage wiring connections inside the plug.


Blown fuse/tripped circuit breaker

If you overload a circuit and blow a fuse or trip a circuit breaker/safety switch
make sure that all appliances on that circuit are unplugged before you replace
the fuse or reset the breaker.


Painting around switches

Do not remove power points and light switches from the wall when painting.
It may expose live wiring. It is safer to place masking tape around them.


Smoke Alarms

Smoke alarms save lives. Install some today and if you have them already,
ensure they are tested regularly.

 

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