How to Prevent Electric Shocks in the Home

Injuries caused by electric shocks can vary from minor to fatal, and often times these accidents are brought on by our own carelessness when we become exposed to electrical energy.

To minimise your chances of experiencing an electric shock at home, S A Wilde Electrical offers the following tips to help keep you and your loved ones safe.

Cover Your Sockets

One of the easiest ways to prevent electric shocks is to cover your sockets with a power socket protector when not in use. This is especially important if you have young and inquisitive children at home.

Keep Appliances Away from Water

Electrical appliances and water just don’t mix, so be sure to keep all appliances away from wet areas such as pools, baths, sinks, and laundry ......

Top Reasons for Installing a Safety Switch

Many people are confused as to why it is necessary to install a safety switch, especially when they already have circuit breakers in the home.

Circuit breakers and safety switches are vastly different, as one is designed to protect your home, while the other is designed to protect you. Safety switches monitor the flow of electricity through a circuit, and when they detect a problem that is potentially a threat to personal safety, they switch the power off within 0.03 seconds. The speed at which a safety switch shuts off can end up saving your life.

On the other hand, circuit breakers provide short-circuit and current protection when too many appliances are in use and the circuit becomes overloaded. They do not act as a safety switch and cannot provide personal protection against electric shock.

Common Causes of Safety Switch......

How to Ensure Electrical Safety in Your Home

Electrical appliances are everyday essentials in most people’s lives. From the minute you wake up in the morning to the moment you turn in for the night, it’s likely you would’ve used at least five different types of electrical equipment throughout the day.

In order to ensure your family’s safety when it comes to electrical matters, we’ve provided a brief list of tips.

  • Never double up on power adapters or power boards. This can result in overloading, which can cause a tripped circuit or house fire.
  • Never use a faulty or ageing electrical appliance, especially if it has a fraying cord, broken or cracked plug, or if it has given a shock before.
  • Test fire alarms regularly and be sure to change the batteries annually.
  • Prevent the build-up of spilled fats and burnt foods by cleaning your ovens and cook tops regularly.......

Why Electrical Jobs Should Be Left to the Professionals

When an electrical appliance breaks down, many of us will attempt to understand where the fault lies, and some of us – especially those with a love for DIY projects – will try to fix it ourselves. While this is do-able for those with knowledge of electrical matters, it is still best to leave your faulty electrical items in the hands of a professional.

Why?

You May Not Have the Necessary Expertise

By employing a professional electrician to handle all your electrical jobs, you’re entrusting a potentially dangerous task with someone who has significant experience and specialised skills – ones that can only be acquired through extensive training. As with any experienced electrician, it is highly probable that he or she may have seen your electrical issue occur before. This means that they will be fam......

The Importance of Servicing Your Air Conditioner

When the temperature is nearing 40 degrees Celsius on a scorching summer’s day, it can feel like a true luxury to have a working air conditioner provide much-needed relief. However, it’s easy to forget the importance of servicing our air conditioners on a regular basis. We relish the cool air they give us when in use, but when we don’t need them on, we simply put them out of mind.

S A Wilde Electrical provides a run-through of the importance of servicing your air conditioner and which components to look out for, ensuring you can enjoy the relief it offers when it’s needed.

A Clean Air Conditioner for Optimal Performance

Regular maintenance of your air conditioner is important to ensure it maintains optimum functioning efficiency throughout its years of service. Furthermore, it can greatly reduce health risks that ar......