The festive season is coming, and we all want to make our homes look perfect with festive lights and elegant lights. But we need to make sure that we don’t overload sockets and overheat our home, and that we don’t end up spending more than we usually do trying to fix the issue our extra usage causes.
This month, BES Electrical will take a look at the different electrical services we can provide to ensure the electrics in your home are ready to take on the extra lighting and baking in the run-up to Christmas day 2021.
Christmas safety tips to keep your loved ones safe
Christmas should be one of the most exciting times of the year, and you don’t want to ruin this by ignoring faulty wiring or overloaded sockets. We have put together a few tips below for you to keep an eye on over the Christmas period:
Christmas Tree protection – Most of us opt for a real Christmas tree at Christmas. With the beauty and the fresh smell of bringing the outside in, it’s unsurprising. But Christmas trees can be a real fire risk. Ensure you keep your tree well-watered (they can drink up to 1L per day) and avoid spraying hairspray or air fresheners on it – this will only make it all the more flammable!
Turn off your appliances – Many of us have left the house and panicked that we have forgotten to turn off our straighteners, curlers or shavers. This worry will only increase as we go to more festive parties over the holidays. Always remember to turn off your appliances and pack them away before you leave the house.
Christmas lights – The tradition of filling our homes and driveways with Christmas lights and decorations is only becoming more popular, but there are a few things to consider before turning your home into a winter wonderland. Don’t overload your sockets as this could lead to damaging your electrics and short-circuiting the house. If you need extension leads to power your outside lights, buy only branded leads suitable for outdoor use – using indoor extension leads could lead to electrical faults and fires.
Kitchen cooking – As much as you want to join in the festive fun and leave your oven to cook up your favourite dishes, don’t leave your oven or appliances on when they are not being watched. It is all too easy to forget about what’s cooking and suffer the consequences afterwards.
Choose a reputable electrician for your electrical services
Making the most of your time is a must, especially during the holiday season. It can be hard to manage the hustle and bustle of shopping for gifts, decorating your home and preparing large meals for family and friends. When you are faced with electrical issues in your home on top of everything else you have to think of, it can be an absolute nightmare—that’s why we suggest having a working relationship with a domestic electrical you can trust.
Electrical services from a domestic electrician can make your life a lot easier, and all you need to do is call them if you are facing an electrical problem. Domestic electricians can perform electrical installations inside and outside of your home, meaning you can get on with worry about gift buying and food shopping. BES Electrical are your trusted domestic electricians in the Home Counties.
Protect your oven with electrical services from BES Electrical
Probably the most essential appliance in your home during the festive season is your oven. Even if you are going out on Christmas day, you will still require your oven at some point over the holidays. So what will you do if your oven stops working? Often taken for granted, we don’t realise how much we use them until they stop working.
Luckily, BES Electrical are experienced electricians who can support you. Whether you need installation services for your new cooker, upgrades to your ventilation systems, energy-efficient light fittings or rewiring, your oven is in safe hands with us.
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BES Electrical – providing safe electrical services for Christmas
BES Electrical is a leading provider of commercial and domestic electrical services in the Home Counties. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, we offer comprehensive electrical services that include electrical installation, maintenance and repair services.
Whether you are looking for ongoing maintenance and service packages or you have an emergency and need help as soon as possible, you can rely on BES Electrical to save Christmas. Give us a call today to find out more about our electrical services or book a free no-obligation quote for the work you want to be completed.