Consumer Unit Upgrade Manchester – Consumer units are of vital importance in keeping homes in Stockport, Salford, Tameside, or any other part of Greater Manchester safe, as they are designed to protect from electrical hazards, such as shocks and fires. This is because they contain a residual current device (RCD) that constantly monitors how much electrical current is flowing at any given time and switches off the circuit if it identifies an error, i.e. if the live part of a wire is accidentally touched by someone. In such an instance, the consumer unit trips and turns off all of the electricity within your property.
Whilst there are only a handful of different things that can actually cause a consumer unit to trip, if you do have any concerns about the electrical wiring within your home, then you should seek the help of a fully qualified electrician, who may have to perform a consumer unit upgrade or replacement, depending on what the issue is.
A Faulty Circuit
A single faulty circuit within your home has the ability to cause your consumer unit to keep tripping. This may be for something like a plug socket or even a light switch. These things are controlled by the circuit breakers that are within the consumer unit. Where a circuit breaker has completely shut off a circuit, the problem will need to be rectified by a qualified electrician.
A Faulty Device
A faulty electronic device that is within your home has the potential to cause the consumer unit to trip. This can be something large, such as a kitchen appliance, or something small like a hair dryer, a toaster, or a bedside lamp. If you are able to identify exactly which device is causing the issue, you should immediately turn it off, unplug it, and get an electrician to take a look at it for you. Where you are not sure as to which electrical device in your home is causing the consumer unit to trip, you need to use each and everyone of them in isolation in order to find the one that’s responsible for the issue.
Poor Quality Wiring
In the period style properties that are found in and around Stretford, Chrolton, and other parts of Greater Manchester it is likely to be the case that if the electrical wiring has not been updated for some time, that this is what is causing your consumer unit to keep tripping. This is because it is unable to cope under all the stress and strain of modern living, and our dependence on electronic devices. In fact, if the electrics in your house have not been looked at by a trained professional prior to 2005, then it is likely to be the case that they do not meet required standards and a full consumer unit upgrade or replacement may be required.