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Why You Should Re-Wire Your Home

Electrical issues are quite commonly the main factor that can cause house fires. Sadly, we don’t always consider the hazards that can arise with electricity. Issues can appear in your house, due to outdated electrical equipment and old wiring, which can become a danger to you and your family. For instance, if your lights flicker and dim, when other appliances are being used, this can be a sign of an electrical circuit under strain. Other issues can be plug sockets that spark and fuses getting too hot. You can usually smell a burnt odour if this is the case.

 

These signs of electrical problems are just a couple you need to keep an eye on in your property, but when in doubt, you should ask a professional electrician to check things over properly and efficiently. They can ensure the inspection they do is thorough and will pick up on any other problems that may be subtle.

 

Knowing your home is being checked over will give you peace of mind. An expert will be experienced, so you can be reassured that any problem they find will be solved safely. If you need a house rewiring or an Electrician in Honiton, give us a call today.
 

The Advantages Of Garden Lighting

If you want to give your outside space a boost, then you should consider garden lighting, whether you want to go for a subtle glow or an eye catching look.

 

The great thing about outdoor lighting is that even when it gets dark you can still relax outside, due to it brightening your garden. You could have a barbecue on a warm evening or even just sit outside and read a book. Whatever you want to do, just having lights outside can create a warm environment and ambience.

 

Lights can enhance any other work that has been done in the garden, such as a new patio or pond. It can also raise the value of your house, as it adds to the appearance. This will be appreciated by potential buyers who enjoy the aesthetic side of things.

 

Safety wise, having lights in your garden can make it difficult for potential trespassers to hide. Sneaking through a brightly lit garden will help to deter them.

 

As there are many choices for lighting, there will be something for everyone, so if its Garden lighting you require or any Electrical services in Cullompton, call Reed Electrical for the best service and prices.

 

Advantages Of Smart Lighting

Smart lighting can be aesthetically pleasing, improving the mood and enhancing the characteristics of your home. The right theme and colour can warm your home, therefore improving your guests mood too.

 

Smart lighting can be a great choice due to the increase in security. As well as an alarm system, you can set it so if you’re away the lights can be timed to turn on and off, creating the illusion someone is in the house. This can put any potential trespasser off. Your lights can also respond to any hazard (such as the smoke detector). It could also be timed so it senses when it is night-time, therefore switching on the outdoor lights.

 

Due to the lighting being controlled, it is cost and energy efficient. Dimmers can be fitted to reduce energy to the bulbs, therefore lengthening the life (one example being a halogen bulb). It can be connected to the Wi-Fi, allowing you to use smart light bulbs too.

 

Smart lighting is convenient, but not restricted to just your house. If you have the right remote access, you can check the lighting and security system, or call an electrician in Tiverton to give you peace of mind.

 

Electrical safety remains critical during Covid-19

With many businesses re-opening this week, there has been a call to ensure that all electrical standards are checked and are up to date for all employees returning to places of work that have been closed for 3 months.

 

Checking not just the functionality of electrical systems, but also the supplies to machinery and lighting is now so important as the pressures placed on electrical systems, and operators will increase.

 

Remember that Health and safety laws have not gone away and will continue to be enforced, so that businesses are required to offer safe work environments under the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989. Many businesses will be focussed on the safe opening and not spreading the virus, however the risk of non-compliance with safety standards still remains. Any accident on-site resulting in an injury may bring a visit from an enforcing officer, who has the power to stop that business trading altogether.