Consumer Unit/RCD Protection

Update your old fuse board

Out of date and crowded consumer units can be dangerous so it’s important to ensure your old fuse board is updated to the latest regulations. AHS Electrical Services conduct consumer board changes regularly helping to ensure homes and families are safe. AHS Salisbury are experts at swapping out old fuse boards with the modern equivalent to ensure all circuits are protected to the current regulations.

Consumer Unit Testing

AHS are more than happy to conduct electrical test and inspect to provide a written report for peace of mind. Please see our photos below explaining how we can replace your out of date board with a new RCD Unit.


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Above is an example of the original fuse board…
…with a jumble of wires inside the board itself…

Consumer unit upgrade Salisbury

…which AHS Electrical services traced, labelled and made good…
…completing a neat and compliant consumer board change.


Electrical Safety Checks for Landlords

It important for landlords to have an electrical engineer test the RCD/consumer unit in their rental properties. Fines can be applied should your rental property not comply with the latest electrical safety regulations.  It recommend that a periodic inspection and test is carried out by a registered electrician on your rental properties at least every three years.

Overloading

Are you worried about sockets overloading? Do you use extension leads in your home and wonder if too many appliances are plugged in? Why not use this interactive tool to see if your socket can cope with what you are plugging in.

Overloading of any socket is a real danger to you and your home and is one of the main causes of electrical fires in the home.

Here are some of the common danger signs;

• a smell of hot plastic or burning near an appliance or socket
• sparks or smoke coming from a plug or appliance
• blackness or scorch marks around a socket or plug, or on an appliance
• damaged or frayed leads
• coloured wire inside leads showing at the plug or anywhere else
• melted plastic on appliance casings or leads
• fuses that blow or circuit-breakers that operate for no obvious reason

The Socket Calculator has been brought to you by Electrical Safety First.

For more safety information visit https://www.electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk

If you have concerns about your electrical sockets or overloading send us an email at ask@ahs-electrical.co.uk or call on 01722 417873

 

Arrange a safety check of your consumer board today

Contact AHS Electrical Services to arrange a test/inspections from one of our registered electricians.

 

Also available by AHS Electrical:

Installation of smoke detectors

The main Detection alarms within homes are smoke, heat and CO. At AHS we can help with the design and installation whether the detectors be radio base or Hard wired. All detectors are there to safeguard your family home/rental property but they are a legal requirement in tenanted properties and in all cases should reduce your property insurance premiums.

Electrical safety certificates

Electrical Safety certificates are issued by our Commercial Electrical Engineers.

Please email us at  ask@ahs-electricalservices.co.uk to arrange a site survey.

Arrange your consumer unit testing today