Most people have become accustomed to using the same electrical switches so often that they forget that these switches have wear and tear parts. An electrical switch that works in normal operating conditions is completely safe. However, a switch that has been exposed to repeated use is likely to become the source of electrical hazards such as electrocution, fire, and burns.
It’s important to perform periodical risk assessments, especially for electrical switches that are in high-usage areas. This holds true for switches in commercial as well as residential buildings.
One way to reduce the risk of hazards is by opting for modular electrical switches instead of traditional switches. Since modular switches are devoid of metallic parts on the switchboard, they are considerably safer and protects against mishaps.
A Miniature Circuit Breaker or MCB can come in handy because it automatically switches off electrical circuits after diagnosing abnormal electrical conditions in the network such as a short circuit or overload.
Let’s now look at 6 warning signs that indicate your electrical switches may need an upgrade.
Contact a local electrician if you are confused about the electrical switches at your home or office. You could also get in touch with us for timely advice by contacting us at Precision Electricals. Our range of modular and non-modular switches, MCBs, distribution boards and electrical accessories have been powering homes and offices for 30+ years!