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Tips PP Electrical Wants You to Know

When it comes to home safety, there’s a lot to be carefully about. Most homeowners hear that word and think about home security—for example their alarm device or door locks. This is of course a very important part of making sure your family home is protected, but that’s not what we’re here to talk about in this post.

Today, we want to give you some tips to keep you safe, from your electrics. No, your wiring and electrical fixtures are not essential dangerous. But they can be if you attempt electrical jobs on your own, or if you let old wiring go too long before being replaced. Keep reading for some PP Electrical safety tips.

Don’t DIY Your Electrical System yourself

We’re going to start with this one. There are so many reasons you shouldn’t try to do an electrical job on yourself. Of course, there are some things you can manage—replacing a socket cover, or labelling your electrical panel are good examples. But other jobs—installing a ceiling lighting, hardwiring your smoke detectors, replacing sockets that is a totally must be left to trained professionals at PP Electrical.

An electric shock is a very real risk in these cases, and we would like to help you avoid!
Another factor to keep in mind is that your electrical panel is only designed to take so much power. A professional electrician will know if yours is up to scratch with your current usage and will be able to recommend an upgrade if necessary, so you don’t risk overloading the panel and causing a power outage or even a fire. Aside from the safety risks, trusting a professional electricians in Telford for your wiring jobs also ensures that your home is safe, as PP electricals are up to date on this information.

Don’t Overload Your Sockets

Plugging in too many devices, electrical equipment, or appliances into your outlets via multiple power extensions can easily overload your electrical system. As we mentioned above, your electrical panel is only designed to take on so much power. Today’s homes are seeing more and more electrical devices, but homeowners aren’t necessarily updating their panels sufficiently.

If you find yourself in need of more sockets, the best thing you can do is speak to PP Electrical today to see about having them installed and upgrading your electrical panel.

But don’t power extensions have a surge protection?

Yes, they do—but a very minimal amount. Surge protection is something that’s certainly important. Power surges occur when larger appliances or devices, such as your Heating system, send a mass of energy throughout your electrical system.

What happens is that these small electrical surges slowly damage the rest of the appliances/devices and equipment connected to your electrical system until eventually, they fail.

We care about your home safety, and we also care about the safety and functionality of your electrical appliances and devices.

Contact Electricians in Telford today with any questions about your electrical system, we offer our services to clients based in Telford, Shrewsbury & surrounding areas.