Kimbolton

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Appliance Safety

Many house holders in Huntingdon often ring me to ask if there is a problem with their electrical supply. Understandably they are not sure if it is safe to continue to use their electrical appliances at home or if they should call an electrician

 

The basic advice is if you suspect a problem with an electrical appliance, unplug and stop using it immediately, however if you suspect a problem with your actual electrical installation then consult your local qualified electrician who will be happy to come and take a look

 

The importance of testing and certification in electrical installations

The importance of testing and certification in electrical installations

You may remember a time when you had your vehicle go through a MOT at the garage, When you received the paperwork, you may also remember looking at the test results obtained on the emissions and thinking it was a foreign language to you 

 

Well, its the exact same for test results on an electrical form, weather it be a certificate or a report. However, the information is important and has some use to you. I am going to carry on with the reasoning for this further on in this article 

 

Testing and the remedial work

Testing and the remedial work

I have recently just completed an EICR on a house in the heart of Huntingdon, along with the necessary remedial works needed to get the installation to reach a satisfactory standard for continued use 

 

The situation turned out that the previous occupant was keen in his DIY work, unfortunately, on this occasion, while his electrical work MAY have physically worked with his lights and socket outlets working as intended, his cable selection and methods of installation left much to be desired 

 

Does my home need a full rewire?

Does my home need a full rewire?

I get asked by a lot of homeowners in Huntingdon 'does my home need a full rewire'? 

 

The answer to this question depends on  a few things. Here is a small list on things to look out for when answering this question 

 

1. Fuse box? Is it an old style fuse box incorporating rewireable fuse's? This would suggest that the house has not had any major electrical renovation work from the 60/70s. At this stage, it would be wise to seen an inspection and report from a local, reliable electrician 

 

Consumer Unit documentation

Consumer Unit documentation

I have recently had a number of existing customers from both the Cambridge and Huntingdon areas contact me, chasing copies of old certification on their properties because they have mislaid the documents and require them urgently for reasons such as selling/letting a property etc 

 

It seems to me that people are keen to keep a FSH on a car, but not as much as on an electrical installation of their property, which is a bit of a head scratcher for me 

 

Garden lighting

Blog 15- Garden lighting

Posh garden lighting is high in demand right now and my requests for quotations to install external lighting products still continue to rise 

 

I would like to share a few hints and tips with you when deciding on your project:

 

1. Decide on what colour lighting you wish to have in your garden and stick to the same colour throughout- I personally favour the warmer white coloured light (yellow like a candle). I believe this is the most relaxing type of lighting and the easiest on the eye. Perfect for the twilight on a warm summers evening 

 

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