This is for the home user. He can just be a regular homeowner with today’s familiar twenty-first century modcons. Or he could be one of the many who are working from home. If not that, he is a regular DIY enthusiast over the weekends, doing as much as he can in the little time he has to spare. But perhaps a commercial electronics repair and safety toolkit is going to be of even more importance to the small scale commercial and industrial operator.
The latter operator generally has a lot more on his plate than the others, although the homeowner, work from home entrepreneur and DIY practitioner should never, at any time, underestimate the importance of securing all electrical circuits, portable or installed, no matter for what purpose it is used for. Do not, we repeat, do not tamper with any electrical switchboards if at any time there is a suspicion that it has been damaged.
Folks usually notice that something is amiss when their lights or wall sockets suddenly trip. Many folks are guilty of simply going to the property’s main circuit board, usually installed in a central location against the wall, and tripping or flicking the switches ‘on and off, and on again’. For the time being, everything may seem in working order. Much later and there may only be a reoccurrence months later, the same thing happens again.
Something is indeed amiss, and folks, this is dangerous stuff. When ‘minor’ incidents like this occur, do not tamper. Get hold of a qualified and licensed electrician or circuit board technician at the earliest convenience. Allow him to come over and do a manual inspection. While the damage or fault may only seem minor for now, this inspection will end up saving lives.