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October 17, 2020
How Old Is Your Electrical Installation?

Do you know how old your electrical installation is? Has it recently had a EICR completed in the last 10 years (if you own the property your living in) or 5 years (if it’s a rented property)? Here at FBS Electrical Thanet we are frequently asked the question: “How do I know if my electrical […]

October 1, 2020
Why you should have an RCD fitted in your home ASAP!

To those of you that aren’t in the world of electricity we wouldn’t blame you for not knowing what an RCD is. An RCD (residual current device) is an essential piece of equipment that is there to keep you and your family safe at home. Don’t worry if you don’t know if you have one […]

September 14, 2020
The Latest Landlord Electrical Regulations 2020

There has been a lot of guesswork lately regarding the changes that have been made to the Landlord Electrical Regulations. This confusion has only made it worse that there has been very little information to what has (or will end up) changed. FBS Electrical are your local electricians in Thanet and we have been helping […]

August 9, 2020
We've got our CHAS accreditation!

FBS Electrical Services has further strengthened its commitment to its high health and safety standards by gaining the very respectful CHAS (Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme) accreditation. This certification shows that we have demonstrated compliance with the CHAS standards, which are in line with the UK Health and Safety Regulations and the Safety Schemes […]

July 8, 2020
Stay Safe with your Electrics this Summer

With extra time on your hands and the lovely summer weather, your attention may be turning to your home and you may be considering doing some gardening or DIY. Whilst these activities can be rewarding and enjoyable there are risks that come with them, however, these are frequently overlooked. The following blog has some guidance […]

June 7, 2020
Does Your Plug Socket need to be replaced?

Does your Plug Socket need to be replaced? These days we would not be able to live without plug sockets, they are an essential part of our homes providing power for all the appliances in our houses, including lamps, fridges, televisions and many more items. However, we often take plug sockets for granted, always expecting […]

May 24, 2020
What is an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)?

An Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR), or a periodic inspection report (as it use to be called) are often referred to by customers as a Landlord safety test or a homebuyer’s test. Do I need an Electrical Condition Report? The quickest and most straightforward answer is yes. Regardless if it is your home, a business, […]

May 8, 2020
Covid-19 – How we are protecting our Clients and Electricians

With Covid-19 pandemic at the forefront of everyone’s minds and lives, you may be wondering if you should be letting an electrician into your home. Here at FBS Electrical Thanet we wanted to reassure you that we are still open for business at this time. As we have been classified as key workers so are […]

March 9, 2020
10 Tips on getting Power to your Shed or Garden

Do you have the perfect garden in mind? Does it have a stunning water feature than requires a mains outlet to run? Maybe you have a Garden Shed which you would like to have power, so you charge or power your tools/office? For the best results you should follow these tips on getting mains power […]

February 10, 2020
Should I install a CCTV System?

It’s every person's nightmare. Your home or car gets vandalised or broken into, the thieves get away with expensive and priceless items. Luckily most homes now have some sort of security system installed, whether that be an alarm system or CCTV system. Having both installed on the same property can alert the burglars and notify […]

January 2, 2020
When does your property need a rewire?

If you’ve recently moved into your new home or are thinking about buying one, you could ask the following question:- When does a house need a rewire? There are lots of old properties in Thanet and many need a rewire. Since a lot of us don’t have an electrical background, it would be wise to […]

December 19, 2019
Our Guide to Electrical Construction for your Home

The electrical construction of residential homes entails a process that consists of five phases. As part of the process, each stage is intertwined and is essential in proceeding to the next one. For contractors, the house construction process can be classified into two parts: wet and dry. While the wet part is when the house […]

December 12, 2019
5 Benefits of Regular Electrical Maintenance

Any responsible homeowner must ensure the safety of their home by implementing regular home maintenance - from updating appliances, repairing damages, and even regular electrical check-ups. The latter is often overlooked as most associate it with the condition of your electricity at home. When your appliances and lights power up normally, most accept it as […]

October 24, 2019
Halloween Electrical Safety

Every year Halloween decorations inside and outside of the home seem to be more elaborate. There are inflatable ghouls, decorations they light-up, lights, effects, and scary music all switched on at the same time. This is lots of fun but could be hiding a series of electrical hazards. This Halloween you can make sure that […]

October 8, 2019
Why you need surge protection in your home!

Electrical surges can cause £1,000’s worth of damage to electrical equipment and appliances in your home. In the modern home and business, we use a lot of power-sensitive equipment. These types of appliances can become damaged and unusable from electrical surges. Electrical equipment has also been known to catch fire from electrical surges accounting for […]

August 1, 2019
When Do I Need to Call an Electrician?

Electrical work in your home As a homeowner, carrying out small electrical work can be extremely tempting. However, you should know that any electrical works are not only more complex and complicated them many other household jobs, but most of the works must be carried out a by a fully qualified and professional electrician by […]

July 7, 2019
When should I rewire my house?

When it comes to rewiring your home, it can be an expensive and fairly large job. You might want to rewire your home because of the safety hazards such as damaged or deteriorated wiring. This is an essential part of your home and if not checked on regularly could cause fires. If you’re a landlord, […]

June 29, 2019
Do Smart Meters save you money?

Do smart meters save you money? Smart meters can help you to see where you could save energy Less energy means lower bills From eco modes to boycotting the TV: 8 easy tips to save energy By 2020, all homes in the UK will have been offered the opportunity to have a smart meter installed. […]

June 18, 2019
Common Electrical Faults In Your Home

Electricity is a wonderful invention. Unfortunately, there is a possibility that it can turn against us and cause damage. In this article, we are going to talk about what could go wrong with our household electrics and, what we can do about it. Light switches aren’t working If you have moved to a new house […]

May 24, 2019
HMO licensing and how it affects you.

The Government confirmed that it will put an extension to mandatory licensing. From 1st October 2018 these new rules came into place, they define what an HMO (House in Multiple Occupancy) is and how it will be changing under the Housing Act 2004. This means that some electrical obligations for landlords will change. The Government […]

May 23, 2019
Landlords Electrical Safety Obligations

As a letting agent or landlord, you have a various number of safety obligations to meet regarding your property’s electrical installations. If you fail to protect your tenants from electrical failures and shocks you could be issued a large fine, it also invalidates insurance policies. In this article we will explain your responsibilities as a […]

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