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Maintain Your Home’s Electrical System With These Tips

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It is easy to take your electrical system for granted, after all, flipping on a switch and plugging in an appliance only take seconds to do and you’re automatically provided with utilities. Wirings and potential problems are hidden within your walls and appliances, and a simple faulty wiring may incite a dangerous catalyst. This is especially true for older homes that don’t have an electrical inspection for more than a couple of decades. To prevent electrocution and fire hazards, we have compiled some tips to ensure you and your family’s safety.

Check if your lights are dimming.

If your light suddenly dims especially when you’re using a large appliance such as a dryer, it may be a sign that your wiring is inadequate. Flickering lights is also an indication of internal electrical wiring damage.

Prevent overloading.

One circuit can only take so many appliances and overloading can lead to power outages and wiring problems. Knowing which appliances take too much energy can help you prevent plugging multiple outlets in one circuit.

Examine the state of your outlets.

If your outlet makes the appliance go on and off, it is more likely worn out and is faulty because of multiple uses. But if several outlets produce the same result, there may be some connection problems with your electrical system.

Always use tested and certified electrical wiring.

It may be compelling to purchase a more affordable electrical wiring, but it is not worth staking your own and your family’s safety. Always choose certified electrical wiring as you can be assured that it underwent extensive testing.

Routine testing by a qualified electrician is vital to maintain your electrical system’s condition and to assure that your property is not in violation of any laws. You can also be informed of the possible electrical hazards that you don’t know are present in your home.

At EJS Electrical, we provide a wide range of electrical installations and services to a variety of domestic customers. The range of our electrical installation services is comprehensive and will cover straightforward tasks such as replacement or installation of switches and sockets, emergency call outs, general fault finding and repair, and bigger projects such as electric underfloor heating and inspection, testing and certification. If you have any queries about the services we offer, please call us on 01793 238806 or 07725 228145 or email us at and a member of our friendly team will be in contact promptly.

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Reasons Why You Need to Hire an Electrician for Your Home

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DIY home repairs can be tempting especially if you think about the money that you’ll be able to save. However, some projects such as electrical repairs require professional assistance as doing it yourself can be very dangerous. In this article we enumerate some of the benefits you get from hiring a professional electrician:

1. Safety first.

Working with electricity is dangerous if not done correctly with the right expertise and caution. A professional electrician has the training, skills and expertise to do the job as safely as possible. Remember, in any home repair project safety should always be the top priority.

2. Safety in the long-term.

Electrical problems are not necessarily minor, they can bring major problems. So, if an electrical job has been done incorrectly or haphazardly, it can become a safety hazard in your home causing a fire or an electric shock. Hire a professional electrician to avoid these problems.

3. The work is done correctly.

By hiring a professional electrician, you get the job done correctly the first time. If you don’t, you might waste more time and money trying to fix the problem.

4. Education and knowledge.

Professional electricians have the experience and training that makes them the necessary choice for all electrical needs. Before hiring, make sure that you check their background.

5. Avoid taking risks.

You may think that electrical wiring is simple, but it is connected to a complicated network. Professional electricians are a must for all household electrical problems.

If you are planning to hire an electrician to do the job, EJS Electrical can help. EJS Electrical is a professional and highly regarded Swindon based Electrical Contractor, specialising in all aspects of electrical work. We offer a comprehensive range of services for both domestic and commercial clients that includes both Letting Agents and Swindon Borough Council. Please don’t hesitate to contact us as we are always happy to offer help and advice in relation to any work you are considering.