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Electrical Checks For Rental Properties

  Electrical Testing Advice for Landlords  Plans for mandatory five-year electrical safety checks in the private rental sector in England have finally been confirmed by the UK government.  This move, which requires further legislation, means that all landlords will be required to have an electrical check (EICR) on their property(s) by a qualified electrician. This rule will mirror those already…

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Tempted to do your own electrical repair, here we explain why you should never attempt it.

  In an age where online video tutorials can teach you how to pretty much do anything, it’s all too tempting for the internet to be the first port of call when something goes wrong around the house. There’s nothing more satisfying than admiring your own handiwork and with a step by step tutorial at…

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Your Circuit Breaker Keeps Tripping, why?

  A common situation is dealing with a tripped circuit breaker (call East Kent Electrical Ltd to upgrade your fuse box). When a circuit breaker trips, it leaves a room or a whole house in the dark and without power, but solving the issue is usually quite simple. What to Do When Your Circuit Breaker…

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10 ways you can save money on your electric and energy bill

  1. Understand your bill The information on a typical energy bill can be confusing but understanding it can go a long way to helping you get to grips with your energy usage at home. If you don’t understand something on your bill, call your energy company and ask them. 2. Switch off standby By…

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Is your property in need of a re-wire?

  Wiring and re-wiring is something that most homeowners will never think about – until they need it altering or replacing. Many of us take the infrastructure that powers our properties for granted, but old or faulty electrics can wreak havoc if left untouched.If you are planning an extension or redesigning the layout of your…

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Is Your Office Wiring a Fire Hazard?

Fire hazards in your working environment can be bad for business. A fire in your office could cause disruption not only to yourself, employees, customers and business, but it could have a devastating impact if someone got hurt. Do you know the last time the wiring in your office was inspected? Whether you own the…

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Electric Heating Compared to Gas Central Heating

The cold weather is upon us and the forecast doesn’t show it improving any time soon. Do you worry about how much the central heating is being used to heat your home and the added costs? Gas central heating is the most common form of heating in the UK at present. Gas central heating consists…

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How to Fix Christmas Tree Lights and Store Correctly

There’s nothing worse than unpacking all of your Christmas tree lights, only to find they are no longer working. They worked perfectly fine last year, and you thought you took good care of them in storage, but you plug them in, and they won’t light up. So, what do you do? Do you pop to…

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Christmas Lights Safety Tips

Who has put their Christmas tree and Christmas lights up already? Whether you are eager to start the festive season or prefer to wait till it’s almost too late to get them out, the holiday season is upon us and the shops are full of decorations to display in our homes. The majority of Christmas…

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Electric Blanket Do’s and Don’ts

Hands up who has been using their electric blanket already this winter? With the colder nights approaching many of us are turning to our electric blankets at bedtime or even electric throws to keep us extra cosy and warm whilst relaxing on the sofa. Electric blankets may keep us all warm and cosy, but have…