As a property ages over time the electrical wiring will also deteriorate. Old wiring gets will get superseded by new materials and legislation, meaning an old property’s wiring could need replacing as it might compromise the safety of your family.
Electronic gadgets and multiple appliances are regularly added to the wiring circuitry as a family’s needs grow. The more devices added the less wall sockets are available. Enter the faithful extension plug lead (where would we be without it) to provide us with X number of extra sockets, problem solved yes, or has it?
All well and good if your fuse box is compliant with regulations and has the latest RCD protection (a device that could save lives).
When you draw off more electricity than your circuit can manage, it will overload. When this happens the circuit breaker trips out shutting off the power. Sound familiar? How many times do you visit the fuse box to reset the circuit breaker? Has it got more frequent lately?
Maybe, you’ve noticed some of the lights dimming when an appliance is turned on, are there signs of scorching on plugs or sockets, is anything warm to the touch i.e., socket or switch. Ever wondered why your sockets or plugs are buzzing or where the sound is coming from (you’ve checked the curtains and there isn’t a trapped fly or wasp in sight). Eventually, you trace it back to an outlet or switch! Old fuse boxes probably won’t have the most up to date RCD protection falling woefully short of regulations.
If this is the case then It’s time to get your circuitry checked by an electrical engineer, it could prevent a house fire and save lives!
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