Jubilee Weekend DIY Tips

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, March is gone and here we are, in April, and Easter half term is upon us.

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 manufactures 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 work space 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 us over the Bank Holiday?

  • Wednesday 1st June – OPEN  8am – 4pm
  • Spring Bank Holiday Thursday 2nd June – CLOSED
  • Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday Friday 3rd June – CLOSED
  • Saturday 4th June – CLOSED
  • Sunday 5th June – CLOSED
  • Monday 6th June – OPEN 8am – 4pm

Please note that these hours include all normal services including TV aerial & satellite, general electricals, EV charging, data, CCTV, door entry etc, 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 straightaway, without a message leaving your number we won’t be able to help you and we wont to avoid an disappointment, but again please bear in mind if this issue isn’t an electrical emergency we will give you a call back the next working day which would be Monday 6th. If you want to make an appointment that isn’t urgent please email us through our website or directly to info@tdsluk.co.uk.

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