DIY Electrics: Assessing Safety and Knowing When to StopDIY Electrics: Assessing Safety and Knowing When to Stop


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DIY Electrics: Assessing Safety and Knowing When to Stop

When I bought my first home, I could only afford one that was a bit worn down. As we didn't have a lot of money to pay a contractor, my partner and I did a lot of the work ourselves. While we were keen to tackle drywall, rip up and replace flooring and paint everything, we were a bit scared of the electrics. The house was old, and it had suffered from water damage. I wasn't sure what was safe and what wasn't. However, I learned a lot about electrics along the way, and I fell in love with the topic. I want to help others in the same situation so decided to start this blog. My name is Kate, and welcome.

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3 Signs You Need Immediate Commercial Electrical Services

It is a common practice for electricians to tuck away all wires behind walls when installing electricity in commercial premises. While this allows for a safe and clean installation, it makes it harder for you to detect some electrical faults in time, leading to extensive electrical problems upon damage or failure.   Luckily, electrical problems will display various signs that indicate that a serious problem is looming behind your walls. The following are some indications that you need professional commercial electrical services immediately. Read More 

CCTV Installation: The Benefits of Installing Night Vision Cameras for Your Restaurant

In the restaurant business, there is a lot you have to do to keep the clients coming back for more. For instance, you need to maintain high standards of cleanliness, provide good customer service, and of course, offer mouth-watering dishes. But amid all that, you should never overlook security. Like any other business, it is vital to ensure your restaurant is safe for you, your employees, and your customers. For that reason, you need a solution that secures your business all day and night. Read More 

Is It Time to Change Your Electricity Switchboard?

Electricity from the utility provider passes through the main powerlines into the switchboard and then to your home. Given the danger of the powerlines, it is vital to ensure that your switchboard is functional and up-to-date. Otherwise, it might not regulate all the power coming from the powerline, resulting in major catastrophes in your home. However, many people don't know when to call their electrician for a switchboard upgrade. Here are some signs that it is time to update your electrical switchboard. Read More 

6 Potential Reasons You Bulbs Are Burning Out So Quickly

It can be really annoying and get quite expensive when your light bulbs keep burning out faster than they used to. In fact, it could be the first sign of a major electrical problem. If your light bulbs are burning out faster than they should, here are just six potential causes. 1. Sunken Socket Pad Take out a standard bulb and look at the end you stick into the socket. That metal end is called the socket pad. Read More 

Two ways to keep your electric hot water system in good condition

Most people are extremely reliant on their home's hot water systems for essential daily tasks such as bathing and washing dishes. As such, it's worth making an effort to keep your system in good working order. Here are two ways to do this. Recognise and address signs of problems promptly Learning how to recognise the signs of problems with your electric hot water system, and addressing these problems promptly, is crucial if you wish to avoid incurring expensive repair bills. Read More