Earthing & Bonding Billericay
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TM Hughes & Son offers a wide range of electrical services in Billericay, which includes Earthing & Bonding.
Earthing & Bonding What It Is & How It Works
Earthing and Bonding are essential for electrical safety within any home or business.
Earthing creates a direct route for electrical current to the ground. It involves connecting the non-live parts of electrical equipment (such as the metal casing) to the earth wire within the circuit.
In the event of a fault, for example, a live wire inside your toaster frays and touches the metal exterior – the electricity would find a path to flow down the earth wire rather than shock you.
Bonding is creating equality among all metallic items in your home.
This is achieved by connecting these items, such as your metal water pipes and electrical supply systems, using thick green and yellow copper wires.
The principle behind Bonding is ensuring that all metal parts in your home share the same electrical potential.
In layman’s terms, Bonding prevents you from getting a shock when you touch two separately earthed items simultaneously.
Both earthing and bonding together work as a safety duo. They work together to ensure that electricity will not use you or anyone else in the property in case of a fault as a path to the earth.
Instead, it safely dissipates into the ground, keeping your home and everyone in it safe from the risk of electrical shock.
Remember, according to UK regulations, earthing and Bonding should always be installed and checked by a qualified electrician.
When a professional electrician carries out a new installation, they should ensure that the earthing and Bonding are fitted and work correctly.
They will check the continuity of the earthing and bonding conductors, verify the connections, and test the resistance of the earth connection to ensure it’s within safe limits.
When work is done on an existing electrical system, these checks are performed again. The reason is that changes to the system can disrupt the existing earthing and Bonding or create new parts of the installation that need to be included in the earthing and Bonding.
For example, if a new circuit is added to the system, the electrician must ensure it is properly earthed.
The installation and checking of the Earthing and Bonding is included in all new electrical installations we undertake and any work we do to existing installations.
It’s a good idea to have an EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report) undertaken periodically to verify the safety of your electrical system and Earthing and Bonding.
If you need any help with your Earthing & Bonding, please contact us using the phone number or contact form below.
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