FUSE BOARDS OR FUSE BOXES ARE THE HEART OF YOUR ELECTRICS! Fuse boxes, are also known as consumer units or fuse boards. But, no matter how you refer to them, they are the crux of your electrics. These units are responsible for the full control all electrical circuits in your property. Unfortunately, as with many other pieces of equipment in your house, when these are working fine, they are ignored and it is only when something does go wrong that they get your attention. But it should be known that these units are responsible for hundreds of electrical fires in the UK each year. These accidents can be avoided, if you maintain the health of your fuse box and ensure you have one the modern consumer units that come with RCDs (residual current device). These units will ensure that the supply of power is automatically cut to all of the circuits protected (by the device), if leakage is detected. This not only protects you, the user, but also prevents damage to the circuit or electrical appliance.
If your fuse box is working correctly and is fitted with RCDs, then it is most likely that you will not need a replacement. Although it is recommended that they are inspected every 10 years, to ensure they are still operating correctly. But, if you do live in an older property, are getting an extension or an additional outbuilding, you will need to get it checked out. This is where we can give you piece of mind by inspecting it to ensure it can cope with the electrical demand you are placing on it. Upgraded fuse boxes come with many benefits. They are energy efficient - in this day and age, saving money is always a bonus Regulatory compliant - If you are a landlord, then by law you have to ensure the safety of your tenants. They are safe - They reduce the risk of shock & reduce the risk of fire They save on blown fuses - The RCDs act as a protector to the fuses and cut off the supply prior to them blowing. Depending on the size of your property, a fuse box replacement can often be done with half a day, and Flodman Electrical, always work around you, so the job is done with minimal disruption. We are NICEIC Accredited and can help you with any fuse boxes or electrical supply questions. Get in touch with us and we will provide a FREE estimate, and guarantee to give you a great quote.
Flodman Electrical - Upgrading Fuse boxes and Consumer Units throughout Farnborough, North Hampshire & Surrey.