We are the first choice for electrical Repairs in your area
Attempting to carry out electrical repairs yourself is never advisable unless you have a sufficient amount of skill and qualifications. Regardless if it’s a blown bulb or power shortage. We have the expertise to help with any electrical work that’s needed in your home.
We have electricians in your area available 24/7 and can typically respond to electrical emergencies within 45 minutes.
When you call us, you’ll be greeted by an experienced, qualified electrician carrying ID that can be produced upon request. All of our electricians drive clearly marked vans to reassure you that you’re dealing with a trustworthy and professional electrical company.
No matter what the emergency, we’ll always ensure that any remedial work is fully quoted and approved by you before we commence work so there are no unexpected shocks (excuse the pun). In order to minimise disturbance to your home, our electricians will wear shoe protectors and use dust covers wherever necessary, and will always ensure to clean up thoroughly once the work is complete.
As an Approved Contractor it means that all of our technicians have been trained and assessed to the very highest standard, with all work conforming to British Standard 7671 (The Wiring Regulations) and Part ‘P’ of the Building Regulations for England and Wales.
Electrical Repairs need A Safety-First Approach
The safety of our customers is our number one priority.
We take the time to conduct a free electrical safety test every time we are called out to ensure that all electrical installations in your property meet with the relevant safety standards. Our electricians have a duty to advise you of anything that might pose a risk to your or your family’s personal safety – things such as exposed wiring or an overheated socket – and they are able to advise on the solution, allowing you to make an informed decision.
How We Can Help
As soon as you place a call to us, we will try to establish how soon you need any electrical work completed. If there is an imminent risk to your safety – for example, a sparking fuse box that could result in a fire – you’ll have one of our electrical technicians sent to you immediately. However, if you simply desire a repair to a faulty plug socket, your need for emergency attendance may not be so urgent. Either way, we will always work to a schedule that is suitable to you. Listed below are some common repairs we can assist you with:
A power cut can be really annoying, but it could also be an early warning that there’s a problem with the electrical circuits in your home. At times it can be a simple solution of flicking the relevant switch in your control box, however, if you’re not sure of the reason or would prefer not to take the risk, calling a professional electrician is the sensible thing to do. Our electricians will be able to find and rectify the problem or, if necessary, escalate it to your electricity provider.
If you experience lights that are flickering, humming, or simply refusing to turn on or off, it could mean that there is a problem with the wattage causing an overload. Alternatively, it could be a bad connection somewhere between the bulb and switch. If you find replacing the bulb doesn’t correct the fault, we will be able to establish the cause and will soon have your lights shining again.
Arcing of an Electrical Device
If you experience an odd fishy type of smell from a switch or socket, it could mean that the connection to a circuit has been damaged – this is commonly known as ‘arcing’. When arcing occurs, electricity will try to jump across a gap in the connection in an attempt to complete the circuit and this can result in a fire. Fear not though because our 24/7 coverage and local presence allows us to respond quickly to your problem.
All of our electricians are qualified and experienced.
They install both interior and exterior electrical circuits in both domestic and commercial premises on a daily basis. We install many kinds of lighting – from new lighting circuits, additional spotlights or down lights, office strip lighting, LED lighting and outdoor lighting. We are also experienced when it comes to diagnosing electrical lighting faults, replacing and repairing low voltage light transformers, light fittings and electrical sockets.
Common Electrical Faults:
Common Symptoms of Faults in Electrical Wiring.
- Lights dimming when turning on appliances.
- Arcing or cracking noise from switches.
- Green substance appearing around connections.
- Strong burning smell from switches.
- Accidents – such as a nail driven through a wire.
- Older style sockets and switches causing problems.
- Fuse blowing without obvious cause.
- Trip switch’s tripping.
- Lights or sockets refusing to work.
- Burning smell when using appliances.
Locating a fault, quickly and efficiently, in an electrical circuit quickly requires experience.
We are qualified and experienced at electrical fault detecting and repairing all electric installations.
Our experience ensures a fast, efficient and cost-effective service.
After diagnosing the fault, we will fix it at the same time whenever possible.
If we cannot repair the fault immediately we will provide you with a quotation and advise you of any issues involved.
FUSES AND BREAKERS
Do circuit breakers keep tripping or fuses keep blowing?
This could just be a faulty circuit breaker in your consumer unit, but most likely there is a faulty appliance on the circuit. Sometimes the circuit breaker will refuse to switch on at all and this normally means the circuit itself has a fault somewhere. If you have this problem call our team and we can send out an experienced electrician to quickly diagnose the fault.
A loose circuit is also a common cause for repeated breaker tripping. Luckily, this can be fixed quite quickly through tightening the connections on the electrical breaker or fuse panel. However, this must only be performed by a qualified, trained electrician!
Fuses and circuit breakers are safety measures designed to break the power to a circuit when the electrical flow is too great for the circuit to manage.
FUSE: Electrical Service Panels installed before 1965 commonly use wire fuses to protect Electric or Lighting Circuits, these are literally thin pieces of wire inserted into the circuit which, in the event of more current being drawn than the circuit can handle, will melt necessitating the manual replacement of the piece of wire before the circuit can be put back into service.
CIRCUIT BREAKER: Unlike a fuse which must be replaced when blown, a Circuit Breaker is more of a mechanical switch that ‘trips’ in order to interrupt the offending circuit. A breaker that has tripped or switched off may be manually switched back on or replaced to resume power to the circuit once the problem has been resolved.
AFCI: (Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters) These clever devices provide greater protection against additional Electrical Fire Hazards known as arc faults.
Fuses and circuit breakers perform the same task by interrupting power to the wires they are connected to for 3 main reasons:
- There is a short between wires somewhere on the circuit.
- The circuit is overloaded.
- The circuit breaker or fuse is faulty.
We provide repair and installation of circuit breakers and fuses.
Our Fuses and Breaker services include:
- Circuit breaker Replacement
- Control Panel Replacement
- Circuit Troubleshooting
If you experience fuses blowing or circuit breakers tripping on frequently then there is a problem somewhere and a qualified electrician should be employed to examine the circuits to determine where the problem lies.
Whatever the problem, give us a call and we can fix it.