Yes, it really is Easter coming up, we can't believe it either. January dragged and just when you thought it wouldn't end February jumped in and flashed right before our eyes and now we're mid-March.
As the Easter Bank Holiday weekend is coming up we thought we would share some electrical tips if you decide to carry out some DIY. When we think of Bank Holidays, we think relaxing, sun and fun but we know that sometimes with a busy schedule odds and sods around the home can get forgotten and you can't leave it any longer.
Just remember safety first before you get stuck into any DIY ventures this bank holiday and follow our guide to stay safe.
Our Top DIY Tips
Carry out a quick visual inspection around your home to look for any damage to electrical sockets, plugs and lighting
If you don't know what you're doing, stop
Always follow the manufacturer's instructions when using electrical tools this includes your gardening tools
Before using electrical equipment make sure you do a pre user check by checking the power cord to see if it's in good condition with no twists or damage to the outer sheath
Check the plug is not damaged and is fitted correctly with no cables poking out
See if the casing is damaged or cracked in any way
Follow the manufactures instructions when using electrical tools
Always use an RCD if you don't have one fitted to the circuit you are plugged into
If any of the items above are of concern then don’t start work
Ensure you test your smoke detectors if you haven't already checked this month
Got the family at home? Create a safe working area for yourself so they won't get hurt or obstruct you and
make sure if you leave any power tools around, that they're unplugged or in a safe place and out of reach
Keep your workspace tidy
If you're using ladders make sure you follow the manufactures instructions at all times
Make sure you wear the correct safety clothing
Protective goggles on
Protective gloves on
Dust mask on if required
Keep a first aid kit near
Need an electrician over the Bank Holiday?
We will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday but if you have an electrical emergency in Eastbourne or surrounding areas please give our emergency out of hours number a call on 01323 644570 to speak with an engineer, if the line is busy please leave a voicemail as this way we can contact you straight away, without a message leaving your number we won't be able to help you and we want to avoid a disappointment.
We wish you all a happy Easter whatever you may be doing from all of us at Tectonic and don't forget to give yourselves a well-deserved break.