Depending on where your fuse box location is in your home, you may need to be aware of how the conditions surrounding it could affect your electrics. Fuse switches will trip, thus causing the electrics to disconnect instantly. This will happen if something, such as a faulty appliance, could potentially cause an electrical hazard. However, sometimes something as simple as the location of your fuse box could cause it to trip switches, even when you have no common electrical faults. As such, First Strike Electrical have put together this post to help you be aware of the way that your fuse box location could impact your electrics.
Fuse Box Location: Cellar or Basement
Damp is often a common inconvenience of a cellar or basement, yet many fuse boxes are located here. This is often not a cause for concern, but on occasion could result in issues with your fuse box. As with anything electrical, fuse boxes should be kept clean and dry; in most fuse boxes, there will be a protective seal to stop any damp from getting in, but this could have worn away over time or not been so good to begin with. If you’re finding that you’re having issues with your fuses tripping but you’ve tested your appliances and they seem fine, the issue may be that damp has gotten into your fuse box – time to call an electrician!
Fuse Box Location: Attic
One would expect an attic to not be suffering from any issues with damp (otherwise it’s time to call a roofing company!) but that doesn’t mean that they’re not subject to humidity. In the same way that a basement of cellar could create wet conditions for your fusebox, an attic location may result in similar issues. Humidity caused by weather or even the placement of your pipes or boiler could cause faults in your fuse box and require you to upgrade it to a casing that can handle the environment that it’s located in.
If you’ve tried everything to stop your fuse box from tripping but are consistently facing the same problem, we hope we have helped you to identify that the location can often be a cause of issues. To speak to a qualified electrician about the issues you are experiencing with your fuse box, contact First Strike Electrical on 0203 633 4536 and speak with our dedicated team.