Why Fuse Box Upgrades and Testing Need to Be Taken Seriously

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Any home in the UK with electrical wiring has a consumer unit, which is sometimes referred to as the fuse box. A fuse box is where the electricity in your home is controlled and distributed. It is essentially made up of three components; the main switch, residual current devices (RCDs) and circuit breakers. Sometimes fuses replace circuit breakers. Collectively, the components of the fuse box work to ensure that you and your appliances are kept safe in the event of an electrical fault. Since many homes in the UK still have old fuse boxes, which could pose a risk. Considering its immense importance Prime Electrics recommends regular fuse box upgrades and testing.

Are there any tell-tale signs of fuse box damage?

If you detect any of the following…
1-Flickering lights.
2-Circuit breakers
5-Cracking noises
6-Unresponsive sockets

7-A persistent burning smell from a room or appliance

8-Warm, discolored or sparkling outlets


…your unit may have problems. If the damage to your unit gets worse chances are that your power may be completely cut leaving you without electricity.
Prime Electrics has some of the most experienced and skilled electricians on its team. They recommend complete fuse box upgrades and testing especially under the following conditions: –
– When your unit has become unsafe.
– Frequently tipping and overheating under normal use.
– Not capable of handling new demands such as air conditioners or pool pumps.

The time required for fuse box upgrades and testing can vary from house to house. Standard services which include converting from an outdated fuse box to a new one usually requires 4 hours. On the other hand, if your house is more than 25 years old it may take up to 8 hours.

Always keep an eye on your fuse box and report any problems to a qualified electrician. A fuse box should be inspected no less frequently than once every ten years. However, you might choose to do it more frequently. The unit needs to be inspected at least every five years if you are renting out a property to tenants. However, if your tenants vacate the property and new tenants are expected, you should use this as an opportunity to conduct another inspection of the property to make sure they will be secure.

Regardless, of the size of the problem it is important that you seek services of only qualified and certified electricians. Which is why you should contact Prime Electrics right away for fuse box upgrades and testing in your home. You can contact us right away for arranging a time with our certified technicians as per your convenience.

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