Top electrical safety tips for your home

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Top electrical safety tips for your home

Many house holders in Bristol and surrounding areas are not sure if their electrical appliances are safe and are in a good condition for continual use.

Electrical safety in your home is very important, many fires are caused through improper use of electrical appliances. By making a few precautions,electrical fires can be prevented. whether you are a tenant or a home owner your safety comes first.

If you suspect an appliance is faulty, the first thing to consider is to isolate / switch off and stop using it immediately. Contact your local registered electrician if you suspect there is an issue with the home wiring.

I have complied a top list of electrical safety tips for householders in Bristol, which can be easily checked by any body. If in any doubt , please dont take any risks and contact a electrician as soon as possible.

Electrical safety tips for Bristol homes

Over 20,000 fires are caused by electrical faults each year in UK homes

This simple advice can keep you and your family safe:

  • Test your smoke alarms regularly
  • Turn off electrical appliances when they are not in use
  • Check sockets for burn marks or if they feel hot, contact us!
  • Avoid the use of extension leads or plug adaptors
  • Avoid over loading extension leads
  • Avoid running extension lead cables under carpets
  • Always use the correct wattage lamps that's stated on your light fitting
  • Do not let any appliance leads trail across your cooker
  • Check if plug tops are securely fastened before usage
  • Check any cables for damage/ wear and tear
  • Check that appliances such as microwaves and fridges have enough ventilation space around it
  • Check you have turned off your oven or hob

Remember to never use water to extinguish an electrical fire. Contact your local electrician if you have any doubts.

Are you concerned about the electrics in your property? contact your local electrician Burridge Electrical


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