Electrical faults can appear gradually over time or suddenly. Most minor faults are not dangerous, but they could be if they are left to get worse.
Even if you think it's not a big deal and you can probably fix it yourself, you really should contact an electrician to complete the electrical fault finding. DIY electrics can be very dangerous and incorrect repairs could cause fires or even death.
Signs you may notice if you have an electrical fault include -
- Hot plugs and adaptors
- Scorch marks around sockets
- Loose sockets
- Dim or flickering lights
- Bulbs that blow often
- Popping or crackling sounds
- Burning smells
- Exposed wires or obvious damage
- Missing fuses in the fuse box
- Repeated tripping of a circuit
- A tingling or buzzing feeling in your hand when touching the wiring or plugs – or even an actual shock!
It's also important to look out for botched repairs such as loose sockets, sockets in odd places or wiring over the surface of a wall. When plugging in appliances watch out for frayed wires or blue sparks.
If you have an electrical fault, contact your local fault-finding electrician. It's important that the electrician is qualified and Part P registered to ensure that your electrician has the qualifications to undertake the fault finding safely.
Here at Butterworth electrics we offer a fast response to electrical fault-finding enquiries and work to resolve the electrical problem quickly and safely causing minimum disruption. We are NICEIC and Part P registered and fully qualified to deal with your electrical fault-finding needs.
We provide a 24-hour emergency call out service. If you need to contact us in an emergency, we will ask additional questions and offer advice over the phone to ensure your safety. We may also ask (where safe to do so) that you to do some additional checks before our arrival making our visit cheaper for you.
On our arrival we will fully assess the situation. We will carry out various checks and tests and be able to advise you of our findings, what the fault is and what is needed to remedy this. From repair, rewiring or replacement we are able to provide you a quote and carry out the work for you – we can even retest after for your peace of mind for your safety.
Electrical faults don’t have to be catastrophic, if you notice a fault in your home, call your fault-finding electrician in Leigh to diagnose and rectify the problem before it escalates to something more serious.