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The tragic death of Rebecca Finch following a fire in Warwick last month is being blamed on an overloaded socket outlet. Although I’m not privy to the investigation into the cause of the fire, it is worth penning a general article on how to avoid overloading electrical outlets because something as mundane as using an electrical socket shouldn't be costing anybody their life.

The logos to look for and the ones to be wary of when hiring a domestic electrician...

The death knell sounds next week for directional halogen lamps with an energy rating of class D or below, and good riddance to the damn things too!

Having been called out to a couple of the houses on the new Field View development at the end of Golf Lane in Whitnash, I’ve noticed that the builders have installed ionisation instead of optical smoke alarms which may cause residents to experience false alarms when cooking. If you’re fed up of a side helping of ear-splitting bleeping with every meal, then here’s a quick fix…

Checking the statistics for this website, it seems one of the most frequent searches performed by my beloved visitors is whether their domestic electrical installation should have failed a condition report (periodic inspection) through the lack of an RCD on some or all circuits, so let’s have a chinwag on what's going on here.