To those Manchester homeowners that do not have an understanding of the world of electrics, it is quite possible that they have never heard of a residual current device (RCD) before and so have no clue what they do, how important they are for safety, or even if they have one in their home. However, with the help of a trusted local emergency electrician, you can establish if you do have one and if it’s working properly thus keeping you safe from potential harm.
When an RCD is fitted correctly by a local emergency electrician, it will monitor all of the wiring that runs throughout your property and if it detects any problems, such as a leaking or unbalanced current, it will instantly, automatically break the electrical circuit, thus preventing anyone in the house from being electrocuted or from electrical fires from happening. In essence an RCD is there to switch off all of the power in your property should it detect any sort of fault.
The level of current that is able to leak its way through is enough to cause considerable harm to anyone that is unfortunate enough to come into contact with it. In the most severe of cases, it can even cause death. A fully working RCD that has been fitted by a local emergency electrician has the ability to detect a leakage and then disconnect the current flowing in as short of a space of time as 40 milliseconds, thus greatly reducing the severity of injury.
As far as RCDs are concerned, the three main types are portable RCDs, socket outlet RCDs, and fixed RCDS. Each of these types have their own unique benefits and uses. If you’re not sure as to which one of these RCDs you need in your home, then get in contact with a local emergency electrician to discuss through the options to find out which one type is right for you.
This goes to show that there are in fact numerous benefits to having an RCD in your home in Prestwich, Sale, or Rusholme. They are clearly an important thing to have, especially for when a local emergency electrician is working on the electrics in your property.