Is Your Electric Blanket Safe?

Now the nights are turning chillier, thoughts are turning to keeping warmer particularly at night when the central heating might be switched off.

 

Electric blankets have long been popular option for having a warm toasty bed to sleep in at night Used correctly, they are safer than hot water bottles which carry a scolding risk particularly if the lids are not secured correctly.

 

Consumer Units

Hello welcome to the first blog of 2017, wow what a year.

 

I hope your Christmas and end of year celebrations went off without a bang, especially where the electrics are concerned.

 

It’s now been 1 whole year since the changes in electrical regulations meant that any new fusebox installed in your home now needs to be made of a non-combustible or metal material. As a result lots of local residents require new fuseboards and as part of the process we would ordinarily visit to assess the current electrics.

 

A Christmas poem

Twas the night before Christmas and was quiet in the house

The children are sleeping and your settled on the couch

You glance across the room at your wonderful tree

And crack a wry smile for LED

The lights twinkle and shimmer in rather quick haste

the low running costs and long life leave a good taste

remember to blow out the candles and turn of the lights

Put out the fire also, Santa’s coming tonight!

 

The morning has come Christmas day is here

The excited children screeching in your ear

Keep Your Home Safe this Christmas!

We at M.T.R Electrics want to wish you all a very happy Christmas. Every year over the Christmas season a number of families in the UK suffer as a result of poor electrical installations; this can be due to additional loads placed on an already suffering property or by introducing a hazard such as badly designed or maintained festive lighting. Christmas lights for both indoor and outdoor are a big part of the Christmas celebrations, but, consider if you are you putting your home and your loved ones at risk...

 

Christmas Lights – Our Top Tips:

Electrical Safety at Christmas Time

Christmas is a time of year for fun and celebration; it is the time when we light up our streets almost in competition with each other. Year after year we add to our lighting displays, and not content with just lighting we also have motorised displays, all of this is great and adds to the Christmas atmosphere, and we at M.T.R Electrics would like to help you continue with this excellent tradition in a safe and considered way.

 

Electrical Issues in Your Home

Getting your home prepared for winter is no different than making sure your car is safe on an icy road.

 

We depend on a safe and reliable electricity supply more than ever in the Winter - many people leave appliances working when they leave for work in the morning - things like tumble dryers, slow cookers, heating and lights - this puts big demand on your electricity supply - how do you know whether your electrical circuits in your home are capable of the increasing loads we place on them each year?

 

Rewiring Your Home

HOW OLD IS YOUR HOME?

 

30, 40, 50 years old?

 

Could you name the one thing in your home which would have been used almost every day since it was built?

 

… it's one of the least likely things to ever get checked.

 

Yes, that's right - your electrics.

 

Your home couldn't operate without them.

 

Yet when was the last time you actually had then checked by a Qualified Electrician?

 

Electricity Does Not Care

Most of the Bexley, Sidcup, and Bromley areas were built in the 1960s. Some houses on the borders of Eltham and Blackfen were built around 1947. This means that there are 1000s of homes with electrics that is over 50 years old.

 

It was a common practice back then to install lights with no earthing.

 

Installations were completed using rubber VIR cabling that is now past its life expectancy.

 

This cable is toxic and degraded so much so, that the insulation breaks when touched, exposing the live cables underneath.

 

Dangerous Electrics

Hi my name is mark, I am your local electrician, welcome to my blog.

 

Today I am going to talk about the electrics in your homes.

 

It still amazes me how many local homes have poor electrics and in some cases extremely dangerous electrics.

 

I recently went to a house that looked very nice and had lovely flooring, furniture and when you walk in it felt like a lovely home, well lived in for many years by various families probably.