Safety switches are an essential component in domestic and commercial buildings that use electricity. Despite this, some contractors omit safety switches in their electrical installations. Not only is this unsafe but it is also illegal. Safety switches could also get faulty after installation, prompting a replacement.
What is a Safety Switch?
A safety switch is an essential component of a circuit breaker. It can also be used together with a surge diverter to guarantee safety when using electrical devices.
Unfortunately, not all homes have a safety switch installed. This puts residents of a home or any building at great risk of electrical accidents. More so, it means that owners may get into trouble with authorities.
Why are Safety Switches Important?
A safety switch eliminates the risk of electrical hazards in any building. It is a switch that prevents electrical shocks from happening. Electrical fires may also be triggered by some electrical devices. Luckily, an electrical safety switch prevents them.
Moreover, a safety switch makes a home secure to host small children. Sometimes, children may play around with electrical devices, risking getting hurt. Fortunately, with a safety switch, such incidences are avoided. Homeowners also avoid hefty fines that are charged for not ensuring electrical safety.
What Triggers a Safety Switch?
Generally, it is triggered by a change in the flow of electric current. Many things change the flow of current and could therefore trigger a safety switch. First, overloaded power sockets are the common cause. Putting too many electrical appliances on a single power socket is hence not advised. Faulty appliances may also trigger the safety switch.
Besides this, errors in the home or office wiring may trigger the safety switch too. This means that it is important to have the wiring done by qualified electricians. Lastly, are water leakages from walls or ceilings. This is common during rainy seasons where leaking pipes come into contact with the electric pathway.
To detect such changes, most safety switches are thus fitted to the PowerPoint circuit. That way, they can detect any changes in electrical current flow promptly.
Why Choose Powerlec?
At Powerlec, we are committed to ensuring our clients’ safety through accurate electrification. Not only do we install safety switches, but we also advise our clients on every safety precaution. Our team is also highly skilled and qualified to guarantee top quality services.
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