Looking after your household electrics are the number one priority for Honest Sparks and they should be for you as well. We offer a complete range of electrical services for your house and all domestic environments.
If you have any concerns about the electrics in your home contact us now!
Our services includes;
- Fully qualified Part P domestic installers
- Lighting - New lights and circuits, changing old light fittings for new energy efficient models, and advice on LED lighting and energy saving bulbs
- Power - New circuits Including additional sockets, kitchen and bathroom power, supplies for outbuildings and house rewires
- Energy saving solutions. We have some simple ideas to save you money on your energy bills.
- Installing new fuse boards, updating mains and advice on RCD protection
- Telephone and data points
- Fire and intruder alarm systems
- Testing and inspection, including periodic inspections on existing installations. Landlords certificates and certificates for insurance purposes.
- General property maintenance - Planned and reactive
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At Honest Sparks Ltd we also offer a full range of services and products for your home. From minor works to complete house rewires and energy savings solutions and ideas such as installing energy saving bulbs and LED lights.
It is possible to save up to 18% on your electricity costs. Call us now to find out how!
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Installation of anti microbial wiring accessories (sockets and light switches) can be of enormous benefit to you.
The Heartlands study showed a 94.5% reduction in bacteria on anti microbial products as opposed to other untreated switches/ sockets, which would give you peace of mind if you're trying to protect your family from illness and increase your mission for health.
New app from ESC makes home electrical safety easy
The Electrical Safety Council (ESC) has launched a free smart phone app to help people ensure their families and homes are safe. The launch comes following a new study by ESC that finds millions of people in the UK expose themselves and their families to potentially fatal accidents in the home through simple electrical blunders because of an alarming lack of knowledge about the real danger of electricity.
If you have any concerns about the electrics in your home call us now.
Be safe not sorry!
People severely misjudge the risks involved with electricity. At least one person dies each week from its everyday use, while 350,000 people are injured annually. Yet those surveyed were as concerned about having an electrical accident as they were of being in a plane crash, or getting struck by lightning. In reality, on average, only one person in the UK is killed by lightning each year and no one has died in a commercial plane accident in 11 years.
The research from ESC reveals a dangerous level of ignorance about the perils of electricity in UK households. In the past year, almost one million people have repaired an appliance while it is still plugged in; despite the fact this can result in a fatal or serious injury. Other electrical ‘confessions’ included knowingly using faulty plugs or sockets (12.2 million people), ignoring burning smells coming from an appliance or socket (1.5 million people) and trailing cables near hot surfaces or cookers (2 million people).
Most electrical accidents can be prevented by a Residual Current Device (RCD), a life-saving device which prevents you from getting a fatal electric shock if you touch something live, such as a bare wire. It works by cutting power if there is a surge. However, the ESC study shows a serious lack of knowledge of this vital safety device: 70% of people surveyed do not know what an RCD is and almost half of all UK homes (49%) don’t have adequate RCD protection. In contrast, smoke alarms are owned by 88% of the population but nearly half (49%) of accidental house fires in the UK are caused by electricity.
The new ESC app allows anyone – whether they live in the home or are looking to move into it – to do a quick, visual check, to ensure its electrically safety. Designed to be as easy-to-use as possible, the app highlights potential dangers in each room and explains how to resolve simple, non-technical problems. Where more serious issues are flagged, people are advised to use a registered electrician. The app is available for iPhone and Android phones - just go to the App Store or Android Market, search for ‘Home Electrical Safety Check’ then follow the instructions to download.
Director General of the ECS, Phil Buckle, said: “Electricity has become vital to our lives since the formation of the National Grid, 76 years ago. Yet even though we are using more electrical products than ever before, there is a worrying gap between the public’s perception of electrical danger and the reality, with people making simple yet potentially fatal errors that can be easily prevented. The ESC’s Home Electrical Safety Check app was designed to bridge that gap. We wanted to create something which people would find effortless but essential. It can be used any time in your home. It can also be used as a basic tool when viewing accommodation, whether you are planning to buy or rent. Landlords too, should find it useful, as it will allow them to review their properties to ensure tenant safety.”
For more information on all aspects of electrical safety visit the ESC website at www.esc.org.uk
Our company is based on the belief that our customers needs are of the up most importance. We are committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.
We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry.
*info taken from ESC website 16/11/11
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