Traditional switchboards are still in use these days and still effectual. But it might be time to change. Has your home been refurbished? Do you have a lot many appliances running off the same fuse? Finding out could save you from lot of hassle.
Fuses are designed like a safety feature; however faulty fuses or just the plain old one could cause electrical problems, fires or short circuits. When a fuse trips and you’re left in dark it’s all ok till replacing the fuse, but have you really resolved the problem? The most general cause of a blackout is an excess that merely means several appliances plugged in. The next most general is a short circuit. It is harder to fix and would be because of the faulty wiring somewhere in the circuit that means an electrician would be called. You would need to find the problem by switching off the power and testing any appliances you think might have caused the blackout.
You must often inspect the fuse box for problems, with potential dangers in its environment. If the switchboards have any documentation, follow it thoroughly.
Additions to the fuse box might have also been made. To handle with an extra couple of appliances or the small renovation, it’s possible that a non qualified electrician or a handyman simply added a makeshift box next to the fuse box to lodge. If the fuse box looks like a game of Tetris then it’s time to replace.
Look at the choices when replacing the fuse box. Talk to an electrical services company about the right solution for the home. It might be best to replace the entire electricity system; however this would only really be necessary if someone has done a terrible job in the past. Don’t forget that the cheapest and easiest time to rewire is when the home is being renovated.