What is an RCD?

What is an RCD?

An RCD, or residual current device, is a life-saving device which is designed to prevent you from getting a fatal electric shock if you touch something live, such as a bare wire. It can also provide some protection against electrical fires. RCDs offer a level of personal protection that ordinary fuses and circuit-breakers cannot provide.

What does an RCD do?

An RCD is a sensitive safety device that switches off electricity automatically if there is a fault.

Protective Bonding

So this week has seen a couple of jobs that included installing new protective bonding in customers homes.

My customers did not know what is was or that it even existed until their boiler engineer told them they needed to have it when carrying out an annual service. Once we had spoke about it, they realised the importance and one customer was actually astounded that no one had ever told her about protective bonding before.

I am sure there are lots of local residents that are in the same position it may be time for your Local Electrician to explain to you a little more...

Earthing in Your Property

Hi and welcome to your local electricians blog 

This last week has been a strange week, the snow has made travelling around Bexley and Bromley some what difficult, we still managed OK and thankfully didn't have to delay a single job due to weather!! 

So whilst getting around at a snails pace I have had a few conversations this week with different people about the same subject.

The topic was earthing, what is it and why is it needed?