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Make Your Life Much Easier with These 5 Electrical Services

Looking for ways to make your life much easier? Of course you are. So is everyone else.

The difference between you and them is that in five minutes – the time it takes to read this post- you’ll know how. Five electrical services in Seaford that can be used to make your life much easier are:

Home Management

Icarus Electrical is proud to offer home management electrical services in Seaford that will put comfort, peace of mind, and security at your fingertips. We simplify your life by using Wi-Fi and blue tooth technology that allows you to control appliances with the touch of a button or swipe of the finger. Heating, air conditioning, electronic media devices, blinds, lighting, and even CO2 detectors can all be controlled. Even when you’re not home.

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Customer testimonials include great reviews for the following features:

  • Automatic light dimming and brightening while watching movies
  • Blinds that can be programmed to open and close at set times
  • Alerts sent after surveillance cameras detect movement
  • Adjustment of the thermostat to the perfect temperature before arriving home

Audio and Visual

Multi-room audio visual systems can save you a lot of money and improve the mood of your entire home. Here’s how they work – entertainment sources are centralised to allow immediate access from all areas of the home. At any time or place, you can control your television, digital video recorded (DVR), DVD player, audio system, CD player, or iPod. Visit us online to find out more about our audio and visual services.

Inspecting and Testing

Your home’s well being is something you shouldn’t have to worry about. Ever. Proper electrical inspecting and testing is important. It takes a weight—that shouldn’t be there—off your shoulders. It also ensures that you meet the stringent rules and regulations of the Health and Safety Commission.

Fire Alarm Testing

You have a fire alarm. It should work. All the time – That’s why you bought it.

If it doesn’t or if you don’t have one, contact Icarus Electrical and we’ll help you out. We’re a professional fire alarm installer with the experience needed to handle any and all repairs, installations and fire alarm testing.

Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)

PAT is also important. It keeps you safe. Luckily, Icarus Electrical offers simply structured competitive pricing that will beat any price you find whilst still providing you with the highest quality PAT testing service. Five minutes is up.

You now know how to make your life much easier.

For further enquiries feel free to contact Icarus Electrical today and we’ll gladly help you. We’ve been in business for over 20 years because we provide quality electrical services in Seaford and surrounding areas. We’re a family run company that always puts our customers first. Our electrical contractors in Seaford are the type you can count on.

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Does Your Business Premises Need PAT?

Electricity is an essential part of our everyday lives. We need it to run our homes and our businesses. But for employers, electrical appliances that are safe to use are also a Health and Safety issue. Employers have a duty of care to their employees and must ensure that working conditions are comfortable and above all, safe.

Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) is a service offered to employers and individuals to ensure that electrical appliances in the workplace and in domestic properties are working correctly and safely. PAT is not compulsory by law, although Health and Safety laws do require that employers maintain their electrical equipment to ensure that they are in safe working order and there’s no risk of injury.

Electrical Services BexhillIf you run a business then a PAT service is highly recommended for peace of mind. Here’s a look at what’s involved in PAT and injuries that can occur if appliances aren’t maintained to a safe standard.

PAT

Portable Appliance Testing involves the inspection, testing and visual checking of portable appliances such as kettles, microwaves, power drills, heaters, hair drying equipment and medical equipment to ensure they are safe to use.

How regularly they are tested can depend on the type of appliances and how often they are used. For example, a power tool or hair drying and sun lamps would need testing more regularly than a table lamp in a bed and breakfast.

Simple tests can be easily carried out by a competent member of staff. However, for safety’s sake more complex appliances that have a greater potential to cause injury should be tested by a professional PAT tester.  An annual inspection is recommended for peace of mind.

Which Businesses Need PAT?

Although PAT is not obligatory by law, there are certain businesses that should take advantage of a professional inspection. These are:

  • Landlords
  • Beauty and hair salons
  • Health clubs
  • Nightclubs
  • Doctor and dentist surgeries

Electrical Injuries

If you don’t keep an eye on your electrical appliances, your employees, customers or tenants are at risk from the following electrical injuries:

  • Electric shock. Voltage as low as 50 volts can block the electrical signals between the brain and muscles resulting in cardiac arrest, muscle spasms, respiratory failure and even death.
  • Electrical burns. Deep internal burns that require major surgery and can result in severe disability.
  • Thermal burns. Skin burns due to appliances overheating from overloads, faults, bad maintenance or short circuits.

For more information on our PAT services and other electrical services in Bexhill, contact Icarus Electrical today, or visit us online for further help and information.

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Electrical Fire Safety In The Home

Electrical fires are a common occurrence in UK homes. In this modern age of high technology, we are using more electricity than ever before. Just think how many adaptors for smartphones, tablets and lap tops you have and how many appliances we leave in continuous standby mode.

Electricity is essential for a smooth running household, however, many of us don’t understand how dangerous it can be.

Electrical Contractors East SussexMis-use, poor maintenance and age can increase the risk of shock injuries or an electrical fire.

Here are some things you should check to help prevent the risk of an electrical fire in your home.

Condition Of Wiring

When moving into or renovating an older property have the condition of the wiring checked by a qualified electrical contractor. All electrical wiring and fixtures pre-1960s such as cables covered in rubber black insulation and light switches inside the bathroom should be replaced.

All wiring is insulated to protect live wires from contact with water, inflammables and human touch. However, wires can be damaged if cut by vacuum cleaners, garden trimmers, electric lawnmowers or hand held kitchen appliances. It’s not enough to tape them; damaged cables should be replaced.

Water Safety

Keep all electrical appliances away from water. Water is a powerful conductor of electricity and can cause injury and death. Store a multi-purpose fire extinguisher in the case of an electrical fire. Never try and extinguish an electrical fire with water.

Sockets

Avoid overloading sockets. High current appliances such as kettles and irons should be plugged into a single socket. If a socket has burn marks or feels hot to touch, do not use it and  call a qualified electrical contractor to inspect it.

Lighting

Never use the wrong amp bulb for your light fixtures, even table lamps. Down lighters are fashionable and discreet but they can be a fire hazard if incorrectly installed. Ensure that you choose the correct amp bulbs for your down lights and always call in a qualified electrician to install them.

Electric Blankets

Electric blankets can be dangerous if not used and stored correctly. Never fold an electric blanket, roll it instead to prevent damaging the internal wires. Only leave a blanket on overnight if it has a thermostat and is specifically designed for the purpose. Never switch on a blanket that is damp.

Icarus Electrical Contractors East Sussex are NICEIC accredited electrical contractors serving the Eastbourne, Brighton and Sussex areas. We offer electrical installation and inspection services to ensure your home is safe from the risk of electrical fires. Contact us today for more information.

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Is Your Wiring Out Of Date?

In the UK we love to restore older properties, returning them to their former glory and keeping original features. However, one original feature you won’t want to keep, is the electrical wiring. It’s not just an issue with period properties. Any building over 25 years old with original wiring will need to have it replaced to be compliant with Building Regulations safety and energy efficiency standards.

Electrical Contractors BrightonRe-wiring is disruptive, as floorboards, plasterwork, carpets and flooring will need to be removed, so it’s best to get it done before moving in or carrying out any home improvement works. Re-wiring is not a DIY job and needs to be carried out by a qualified electrical contractor.

Here are some signs that your wiring is out of date and needs replacing.

Old Fuse Box

Signs of an old fuse box that needs replacing are: wooden backs, cast iron switches, no labels and a mix of different fuses. Black rubber cables are used in older fuse boxes. These can deteriorate over time, exposing live wires which can result in a fire or electrical shock.

Plugs And Switches

Check your plugs for broken plastic casings that expose the inner components. Round pins are frequently found in older properties and should be replaced with the modern 3 pin variety. Round black switches may be in keeping with an older property, but will need to be replaced as will sockets attached to the skirting boards instead of the wall itself.

Check any plugs that are warm to touch or emit a ‘fizzing’ or ‘crackling’ sound when in use.

Lights

Old style lightbulbs consume more energy and frequently blow. All light bulbs should be replaced by energy efficient ones.

Round switches were used pre-1960s so will need to be replaced with modern versions. New replica versions are available to buy if you still want to keep an original look.

Check for flickering lights, it is a sure sign that your fuse box is out of date or your light switches are not functioning correctly. This can be a serious fire risk and needs to be inspected by a qualified electrician.

Old braided cables hanging from central ceiling lights need to be replaced with modern PVC cabling.

You may find that an older property has had some refurbishment so a completer re-wire may not be necessary, however, to avoid constant wiring problems and costly repairs, a complete re-wire may end up being more cost effective in the long run.

For more information and advice, contact Icarus Electrical Contractors Brighton.

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