Checks you can make to ensure your home is electrically safe

Electrician SheffieldOur lives are practically surrounded by electronic devices, ranging from the fridge in our kitchens to the Xbox 360 in the kid’s bedroom. It is important that you are aware of the dangers having these device can create. Here are our top tips to prevent an electrician Sheffield specialist having to be sent out to your home, or even worse an emergency service.

  1. First of all, take a look at your sockets, if they feel hot or you can see any burn marks, be sure to call out a professional electrician to analyse the situation and advise you on what the next steps need to be. You should also look out for loose sockets that are coming away from the wall, these can be very dangerous. 
  2. If you own your own home, it is advised you have an electrical inspection performed by a local qualified electrician at least every 10 years. This should allow any faulty wiring to be identified before a problem occurs.
  3. Be sure to turn off TV’s, computers and consoles when you go to bed, DO NOT leave them on standby. Fire can spread very quickly at night, and these devices are at risk of exploding and making the fire worsen. You will also find your utility bills will reduce if you no longer leave them on standby.
  4. Be sure to unplug hair straighteners, hair dryers and tongs when you have finished with them. There have been many cases in the past few years of fires starting from these products being left on near flammable products.
  5. Do not plug too many appliances into one socket. If you do require more sockets in your home, an electrician will be able to fit more safely into your property.
  6. Make sure you have a fully working smoke alarm. Smoke alarms SAVE lives, so please make sure you have one fitted in your home.

If you’re due an electrical inspection, or are in the unfortunate situation that you require one of our electrician Sheffield experts to come out and fix an issue, please call 01226 755661.