As a homeowner, your priority is usually the safety and security of your home. No one ever expects a crime to happen to them, but the truth is, it can happen to anyone. You want to make sure that your family and possessions are protected from harm. There are a lot of different ways to do this, and it can be overwhelming to try to figure out what is best solution for your situation. Luckily, there are some simple steps you can take to help secure your home and give yourself peace of mind.
A large house required outside lighting upgrades. The front light above the main door need to be replaced and a movement sensor to be added. The rear required the addition of a coach light above the door. The problem was that no work could take place in the kitchen as recent renovations could not be disturbed. So a fused spur upstairs from an office allowed the power to the new light from the upstairs socket circuit..
As we're getting out into the garden a reminder on how to safely use electricity outdoors is always useful.
Electricity can make gardening much easier but wet conditions and contact with the ground mean risks from electric shock are also greater than those indoors.
Electricity and water don’t mix, so whether it’s pouring from the heavens or just dew on the ground, don’t use electrical equipment outdoors until it is dry.
Following simple safety rules when you're in the garden can easily avoid a serious accident.
Top tips to help you stay safe
We were told that the lighting for the garden hadn't worked for a long time and the pump for a similar time. Can we take a look.
This is what we found shortly after arriving - granted it was under a car port which was watertight but still...
An indoor fused control unit (FCU) with SWA - the thick black cable - which had been terminated but was hanging from the terminations in the FCU. Various other electrical connections had been attempted unsuccessfully.
Everything was taken out and made safe to be re-installed properly at a later date.