Have you ever had your power circuits checked? It might be time to schedule it into your calendar…

Fact of the day: as your home ages, your electrical system does too. As a property owner or tenant, it’s very important to keep an eye on your electrical system – getting it checked at least once a year can help you avoid major hazards such as short circuits and fires.

Here are some actions you can take to keep your electrical circuits in check.

Buy quality electrical items

Cheap light bulbs, switches, wires, and extension cords might seem like a good deal at first, but they’re also the main culprits of electrical failures. So before you cave and get three bulbs for the price of one, think about the quality of the item you’re buying. Safety is priceless, after all.

Check the voltage

Before plugging in any appliance, make sure you check its voltage. The UAE standard is 220V with a frequency of 50 Hz – so any device of lower or higher voltage will require an adapter to avoid short circuits or burning.

You’ll usually see this information engraved on the appliance in small letters or in the instruction manual.

Get your breakers checked

Breakers protect your system from burning in case of an electrical overload, which is why it’s essential to get them checked. You’ll need the help of a maintenance expert for this one – they will unplug all devices, inspect the fuse box, and spot any underlying issues in your system.

When should you call a specialist?

Sometimes you just can’t avoid a maintenance mishap. If you see any of the following signs, it’s time to Breathe and call our expert electricians.

✔ Burning smells coming from power outlets
✔ Short circuits
✔ Abnormal sounds in light fittings
✔ Sparks or sounds when plugging in an appliance
✔ Damaged or burnt power sockets
✔ Loose electrical connections
✔ Corroded wires or cables

When it comes to electrical systems, it’s better to be safe than sorry. We’d be happy to answer any questions or support you with our services. For more info or to book an appointment, get in touch with us today.