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ALL ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS, OVER TIME, WILL DETERIORATE NATURALLY AS THEY ARE A WORKING MECHANISM MADE UP OF VARIOUS COMPONENTS AND WORKING SYSTEMS.
Much like an MOT for cars it is important that you ensure you carry out checks on the condition of the electrics in your home at regular intervals.
This will help identify any faults or defects which could require improvement and will ensure the continued operation of the installation in a safe and effective manner.
There are two kinds of checks that can be carried out and we recommend that you always employ a registered electrician to carry out such checks.
BATHROOMS ARE INCREASINGLY BECOMING AN IMPORTANT FEATURE OF ANY MODERN HOME.
As a relaxing sanctuary from a busy family life they are getting bigger and better, with separate showers, oversized tubs, sauna rooms and even televisions.
However, water and electricity are a dangerous mix so it when it comes to installing any electrical circuits or items, a bathroom is considered a special location.
This means that certain electrical work carried out in the bathroom has to be notified and signed off by a local building control department so that it meets the appropriate safety standards.
straightforward way of meeting the requirements is to use a contractor who is registered with a competent person scheme such as NICEIC or ELECSA. They can self-certify the work and notify the local building control department on your behalf.
MORE THAN HALF OF ALL ACCIDENTAL HOUSE FIRES START IN THE KITCHEN
The mixture of water, hot surfaces, flexible cables and electricity can be very dangerous.
In 2013/14 cooking appliances were the source of ignition in more than half of accidental fires in homes throughout the UK.
PART P OF THE BUILDING REGULATIONS WAS INTRODUCED BY THE GOVERNMENT ON JANUARY 1, 2005 TO PROTECT HOUSEHOLDERS AND REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK.
It brought all electrical work carried out in the home under statutory control - requiring certain jobs to be notified and signed off by a local building control department, or a Competent Person Scheme registered electrician, so that it meets the appropriate safety standards.