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Why is it so dangerous to ignore the fishy smell

One of the most common electrical faults announces itself with a strange fishy smell from a wall socket or switch. Generally, such a smell is caused by the arcing of electrical device.

We see this particular issue time & time again, this particular problem happened when a electric heater rated at around 13A are used for long periods the fuse is working at its full capacity & it becomes so hot it melts through the plastic carrier going un-noticed until the heater stops working or worse causing an electrical fire.

The next time you smell something fishy check the local switches & plugs for signs of heat or burning, if evident turn off the appliance if possible or isolate the circuit & have a qualified electrician carry out the repairs.

Having your fixed wire testing carried out at regular intervals can help prevent these hidden problems from developing into much bigger issues.

If you would like a free no obligation quote or guidance on having fixed wire testing carried out at your place of work or home then please contact us on 01536 410470 or email: [email protected]

 

 

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