Are Your Electrics Safe?

Was your property built more than 30 years ago? Time to check your electrical safety!

Unless your installation has been updated within the last 20 years, its likely the wiring throughout your home may need some maintenance.

JRC offer free visual Inspections on all installations. Arrange a visit today for an assessment of your system. It may be relatively simple to offer improved safety with minimal work.

Why Rewire Your Home?

Rewiring involves disruption to your home and requires decoration afterwards. If you have recently bought somewhere that needs a lick of paint you may wish to consider checking over your electrics first, to ensure no nasty surprises later.

It is recommended your house is rewired every 25 years, although not every property requires a complete rewire. Our quick tests can confirm the condition of the install and the best approach for each individual customer.

Perhaps you want to make safe your current home? We do many occupied rewires! Providing your prepared to decorate afterwards there’s no reason why you can’t have complete peace of mind over your electrics.

Safety First

The risks of faulty electrics are well documented. Faulty electrics are responsible for 12500 fires and 2000 electric shock accidents in UK homes each year.

With the introduction of Residual Current Devices, the risk of fire and fatal shock providing your system is installed to BS7671, is massively reduced.

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 should you touch something live, such as a bare wire. 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, its designed to protect against the risks of electrocution and fire caused by earth faults.

An RCD constantly monitors the electric current flowing through one or more circuits it is used to protect. If it detects electricity flowing down an unintended path, such as through a person who has touched a live cable the RCD will switch the circuit off almost instantly, significantly reducing the risk of death or serious injury.

It’s estimated that half of UK homes don’t have RCD protection!!!

Call us today for a free visual inspection, we may be able to simply add an RCD to your existing system and drastically improve safety .

Signs Your Electrical Safety is Outdated

  • Socket outlets mounted on skirting boards.
  • Toggle type light switches.
  • Fuses blowing regularly.
  • Cable with sheathing other than PVC.
  • Lamps blowing regularly.
  • Minimal socket outlets in rooms, usually one or two single sockets indicates old electrics.
  • Signs of overheating at outlets or general damage to outlets.
  • Rewardable fuses.
  • Wooden backed switches or fuse boards.
  • Lack of earth cables at switches and sockets.
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Old VIR Cable.
Dangerous. No Earth.
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Original Fuse Box
No RCD. No Earth.

Do these pics look familiar?
You need upgraded!

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Ceramic Fuses – Around 40 years Old. No RCD
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Mixture of Fuses – 30 – 60 Years Old. No RCD
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Old fuse box – Around 40 Years old. No RCD
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Antiquated light switch Around 40 Years old. No earth.
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Old socket on skirting, Outdated, unsafe cable