Posts Tagged "Safety"

Dangers of multi socket power surge protectors

Dangers of multi socket power surge protectors

By on Aug 31, 2015 in Power Surge Protection | 0 comments

DO YOU think that your Spanish home has adequate protection against lightning strikes and power surges? A big mistake people make about surge protection is choosing a multi socket surge protector purchased from the local ferreteria thinking it provides adequate protection against power surges. Power strips only provide protection to the items plugged into them. When...

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Smoking can seriously damage your fuseboard

Smoking can seriously damage your fuseboard

By on Dec 15, 2013 in Safety | 0 comments

A CUSTOMER inquired about upgrading a circuit breaker because his heating was tripping out the electricity – in the interest of safety I refused to do it. I explained the only heat you will get is from the consumer unit going up in flames. It is a dangerous and common misconception that a circuit breaker can be upgraded, that means replacing a circuit breaker with a...

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Does your house need rewiring?

Does your house need rewiring?

By on Aug 4, 2013 in Rewiring | 0 comments

THE MOST frequent question we get asked is “how safe are the Spanish electrics in my home?” The short answer is for homes built since 2002, electrical safety is generally satisfactory. For homes built prior to 2002… unfortunately it’s “hit or miss.”  Spanish electrical regulations received a major overhaul in 2002 with specific safety improvements made to...

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Homebuyers Electrical Survey

Homebuyers Electrical Survey

By on Apr 8, 2013 in Test & Inspection | 3 comments

IN THE current economic climate it is not surprising to find that people are bypassing electrical surveys and safety checks in a bid to save money. Spanish electrical regulations recommend a domestic installation should be checked every 10 years. These are difficult times, and whilst not having a survey done before committing your hard-earned cash to a property...

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#testyourRCD

#testyourRCD

By on Oct 13, 2012 in RCD | 0 comments

#testyourRCD. An RCD (Residual Current Device) is the most important safety device in your home electrics. Don’t ignore the importance of this little baby and ensure that you test it regularly. An RCD is not a fuse. That function is provided by a Circuit Breaker (CB). CB’s are used together with RCD’s, fitted alongside each other in the consumer...

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