A consumer unit formerly known as a fuse box is an essential part of your electrical wiring and every property needs one. It’s also sometimes referred to as an RCD short for Residual Current Device. It is an essential part of your electrical wiring and every home needs one. We offer the best electrical services when it comes to fuse box rewiring in Manchester.
If you have an old style fuse box, it doesn’t automatically mean that it’s unsafe. It will most likely comply with the regulations as specified at their time of installation. These days, the modern home has far more electrical devices in use such as microwaves, TV’s, hairdryers, ceramic hobs, computers and even large capacity electric showers. This can cause an overload on an old and outdated fuse board with a 5 amp fuse leading to a malfunction and possibly even worse, a fire or an electric shock.
The latest consumer unites contain RCD protection devices which turn off or trip the supply on a detected earth fault at 30 milliamps in milliseconds. This reduces the chance of any fatal shocks to an absolute minimum.
Here at Bilwire Electrical Services, we often inspect and upgrade old fuse boxes and consumer units as part of other works or to bring your home up to date with latest standards and improve electrical safety in your property. Replacing your Consumer Unit usually takes around 1 full day for our Electricians. The power does need to be turned off but we’re more than happy to install a temporary supply whilst the work is being carried out where required. Tests and inspections are carried out and any minor faults on your existing installation will be discussed with you before any additional work is carried out. Carrying out these tests after changing a Consumer Unit often identifies any existing electrical faults that may have been in your home and have gone un-detected or noticed. By identifying them and carrying out any upgrades or improvements, you will have peace of mind that the safety of your electrical installation has been improved.
Some of the pre checks we carry out can include the following:
No matter how extensive your electrical needs may be, the certified electricians at Bilwire Electrical Services will ensure a clean job that’s performed with the utmost care. Our company was founded by Bilal S, a local electrician whose interest in electrical work began in high school and grew into the business you see today. Our commitment to providing the very best electrical work is evident in every project we complete to this day, and we’d be happy to show you first-hand the outstanding service you can expect from our licensed electricians in Manchester
When searching for a reliable electrician in Manchester, call Bilwire Electrical Services at 0333 344 6898. We specialize in electrical repairs, indoor and outdoor lighting installations, LED Lighting installations, consumer unit upgrades, safety reports for landlords in Manchester and even hot tub wiring!