Earthing & Bonding Canvey Island
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Welcome to TM Hughes & Son Electrical Services Ltd. We undertake Earthing & Bonding in Canvey Island.
Our qualified electricians meticulously verify the earthing and bonding of all work they undertake, from installing a new plug socket to fully rewiring a property.
Every circuit from the consumer unit has an earth wire, coloured green and yellow.
This earth wire is connected to the earth terminal within the consumer unit. The earth terminal is then connected to the earth electrode outside the property (often a metal rod driven into the ground or underground water pipe).
This ensures that if a fault occurs in any of the circuits (like a live wire coming into contact with a metal part of an appliance), the excess electricity will safely flow into the ground instead of causing an electric shock to a person.
Bonding involves connecting the metallic parts of electrical equipment (like pipes and radiators) to the earth terminal in the consumer unit.
This ‘equipotential bonding’ ensures that all these parts have the same electrical potential, so there can’t be a dangerous voltage between them if a fault occurs.
It minimises the risk of electric shock if someone touches two different metal parts.
How To Ensure Your Earthing & Bonding Is Up To Standard
Ensuring that your earthing and bonding is up to standard is crucial for maintaining electrical safety in your home or business. Here’s how you can do it:
- Professional Inspection: The most straightforward and reliable way is to have a registered electrician conduct a professional electrical system inspection. The electrician will perform a series of tests to verify that the earthing and bonding are effective and comply with local regulations.
- Periodic Testing: You should arrange for an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) every 10 years for private homes, every 5 years for rented homes or at each change of tenancy. This report, which a registered electrician must perform, the EICR will reveal any faults or deviations from the British Standard for electrical safety (BS 7671).
- After Electrical Works: After having any electrical work done, or if you’ve made major changes to your property, have a registered electrician inspect and test the earthing and bonding again to ensure it’s still up to standard.
- Notice the Warning Signs: If you observe frequent electrical surges, circuit breakers tripping, or if you get a tingling sensation when touching electrical appliances, these could be signs that your earthing and bonding might not be functioning correctly. Get it checked asap by a certified electrician.
If you require any assistance with Earthing or Bonding, please contact us using the phone number or contact form below.
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