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How to prevent an electrical fire?

Did you know that electrical failures are fairly common and that any significant failures can result in an electrical fire? Here at Hampshire Technical, we have listed a few common electrical faults that could result in a fire in your home, so make sure you get these rectified as soon as possible before they become a significant problem.

Dated Wiring

If you've lived in a Hampshire property for more than 20 years, including Eastleigh, Southampton, and Portsmouth, it's likely that you have an extremely old electrical circuit. The obsolete electrical wiring could cause house fires if the circuit is unable to satisfy the needs of your new devices and appliances. Having your home rewired is a fantastic strategy to prevent this as well as guarantee your circuit breaker works properly. You'll be delighted to know that we provide electrical rewiring services, so get in touch with us to learn more by seeing our contact information down below.

Circuit Overloads  

When connecting your devices to a power source, avoid using a single extension cord to power multiple devices at the same time. This will not only wear out the system, but it may also cause an electrical fire in your home. Use different power sources to avoid overloading your circuit board.

Older appliances should be replaced

As regulations evolve, older appliances frequently fail to satisfy the standards because they are no longer fit for use in your home. Older appliances may also have unsecured wiring, which could result in a fire in your home. Try to thoroughly inspect your appliances for symptoms of electrical damage; if you hear weird noises or smell a burning odour, have your electrical appliances checked by a professional electrician.

High Wattage 

Using a high-wattage light bulb can cause the light bulb to overheat, causing the sockets and wire insulation to melt. When this occurs, you may endanger your family since it may result in electrical fires. So keep an eye on your electrics by hiring a skilled electrician to inspect them. To contact our staff in Eastleigh, Southampton, and Portsmouth, please call 02381550050 or 07875410863, and we will be pleased to assist you.