It’s never good to be in a profession which often comes under attack for the poor performance of some of it’s contemporaries, but electricians can sometimes be tarred with the same brush when one bad apple spoils the barrel. We’ve been doing a bit of electrical contractor soul searching recently and have come up with Read More »
Few people would dispute the usefulness of electricity particularly us electrical contractors. Similarly few would argue about its unsafe properties if not properly controlled. Any voltage between 40 and 50 volts is potentially lethal for humans; a shock at this level can block electrical signals in the body which can result in breathing difficulties, muscle Read More »
In the UK electrical consumption grew by 2.4% each year between 1970 and 2005; this means that older houses in Leicester are at risk from not only old electrics and wiring falling into an unsafe condition, but also the overloading of the circuit board system in general. This is why it is important to get Read More »
People love to save money, no matter what shape the economy is in. Here at PB Ross – Leicester-based electrical contractors – we have collated a list of our ten favourite ways to reduce the costs that are ultimately stumped up by us all. They’re all commonsense ideas to help you reduce your electricity consumption, and all Read More »
In the constant whirr of the office environment it is comforting to know that the equipment all around you is safe. You may see a green and white sticker on the plug socket or the side of a machine, which means it has been PAT inspected by an electrical contractor and is safe.
With another long and cold winter approaching it is getting to that point within the year where it is time to get the hat and scarf out, go for a walk and to curl up in front of a blazing fire with a glass of mulled wine. But as tempting and cosy as this sounds, Read More »
Letting your electrical appliances fall into a defective and compromised state is not only dangerous but it is ultimately more costly to replace than it would be to simply maintain and repair. In the very worst cases faulty electrics can lead to a loss of life. In five years* there were two such cases at Read More »
On my left we have Mr Ed Miliband and on my right we have Mr David Cameron, this being the latest scuffle in the on-going brawl between the two political heavyweights: round one, fight. They are currently battling over the relaxation of housing planning laws in England; both feel that the creation of 70,000 houses Read More »