It’s easy to overlook safety when using electrical appliances at home. With more and more of our everyday devices needing power there are never enough sockets available and most of us have several 4 way adaptors attached to the power supply so that we can plug in our gadgets.
Care should be taken not to overload the socket as this can cause the supply to trip or worse to overheat.
The charity Electrical Safety First advises everyone to make sure that the electrical supply in their home is in good order and that a RCD – residual current device – is installed and working as this will protect you and your family against electrocution.
The Charity have developed some aids to help people stay safe at home, one is a free app, Home Electrical Safety Check, which you can download onto your smart phone that helps you make visual checks around your home and helps you find a competent registered electrician in your area.
Johnstone’s Electrical Services based in Preston are experts in electrical maintenance and fault finding and are happy to make a free site survey of your property.