Local electrical contractors do not simply exist for the sake of bringing power to your commercial or domestic property. In our eyes, the health and safety of your electrical system are extremely important, which is why we are proud to offer our expert help in this field. Without an expert to provide the most effective electrical installation, your property will be significantly affected.
Electrical contractors and safety
Electrical safety is the process in which experts keep us away from the harm of faulty wiring, low-quality electrical components and low maintenance of the entire electrical system. Therefore, only highly qualified electricians and electrical contractors should be trusted to install, control and maintain anything electrical.
Keeping your property safe
Both the home and workplace should be free from electrical hazards. Accidents can often occur when electric devices have been mishandled. Electrical contractors know the consequences of coming into contact with exposed electrical circuits, faulty wiring and more. It is their job to make sure that people are equipped with the necessary information on electrical safety that will keep them out of harm’s way.
How to suspect when something is wrong
Safety assessments should be performed regularly in all properties, whether it be business or domestic. To do so, it is important that you get in touch with an electrical contractor who is able to identify the faults that may not seem obvious.
Tags and colours
Wiring colours and electrical cable colour coding standards are important pieces of wiring information for electrical contractors. Each wire in your box or circuit has a dedicated colour to indicate its function. This colour coding should be considered with caution, and a DIY method is not advised
If your electrical contractor discovers that the wiring in your property is outdated, this can be quite harmful. Therefore, it is crucial that you call an expert for maintenance immediately.
Electrical safety tips
- Avoid overloading outlets to prevent fires.
- Never connect extensions to one another if they both have multi-outlets.
- Do not use equipment that has not passed a quality checked or been approved by a national regulatory on electrical systems.
- Keep cords hidden to prevent stepping or tripping over them.
- Do not unplug by the cord, always hold the plug itself.
- Avoid using electrical appliances near water.
- Only use electrical tapes for exposed wires. Do not attempt to hide them under mats or other tapes.
- Make sure damaged devices are unplugged before assessing the damage.
To ensure a safe electrical system, it is important to check that all electrical appliances within the property are in good condition. After all, we spend almost every day relying heavily on electronic devices! Faulty appliances pose a high risk and have the potential to overload your entire electrical system.
Find the perfect electrical contractor for your next home project
Electrical safety is something you should never compromise on. When it comes to renovating your home, this should always be a priority. At CEB, we are proud to offer the very best when it comes to electrical safety and efficiency. To learn more about our services, get in touch.