When going away on holiday, I switch off all the electrical sockets. Can I make extra sure by flicking off the relevant circuit breaker on the fuse board? eg "kitchen sockets" on the fuse?

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You can turn off your electrical sockets at the consumer board if it gives you peace of mind

Answered by Sarah, Electrical Safety Expert

You can turn off your electrical sockets at the consumer board if it gives you peace of mind. However, don’t forget that fridges and freezers need to be left on if they have food in them and also will need to be left open if they are empty due to the possibility of mould growth if left off and closed.

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