During the course of one year, someone is killed directly by electricity either in the home or at work (according to RoSPA and the HSE figures) every four days or so. Whilst that is a small number compared with the total number of deaths each year, many more are killed indirectly.
According to the charity Electrical Safety First, about half of the accidental fires in the home are caused by electricity. Of those fires, around forty percent were caused by electrical faults. That works out at about about 16 per day. Of these fires, about 25 percent result in a death, in other words, on average, 4 people per day die in fires caused by electrical faults.
How to Avoid Becoming an Electrical Accident Statistic in Balham
Put simply, spotting a possible electrical fault early, then calling in an emergency electrician to track it down and rectify it, is the best way. If you are a homeowner, you owe it to yourself and your family to keep an eye open to make sure your home is as safe as possible. The law requires businesses to ensure the safety of their employees and visitors, and demands regular testing of appliances and installations.
Needless to say, fires require heat to start. So, if you notice an appliance or other electrical equipment running hotter than normal, it requires an urgent intervention, as overheating can be a sign there is an electrical fault. Smells of hot plastic or the characteristic ‘fishy’ smell of certain types of overheated insulation also require the urgent attention of of a Balham emergency electrician too.
If the office kettle or your cooker at home trips the circuit breaker every time it is used, that too is a good indication that you need an electrician sooner rather than later.
Efficient and Trustworthy Balham Emergency Electricians
South London Electricians offer you a professional and affordable 24 hour emergency service. Our experienced emergency electricians are available to respond to your call at any time of day and night. We are all equipped with the latest test equipment that helps us to pinpoint most developing electrical problems quickly. You benefit from a rapid repair at a lower cost as we will be in and out faster than many others.
You can call us on 0208 406 9834 at ANY HOUR of the day.
We have both domestic and commercial emergency electricians available in the Balham (SW12) area and can therefore deal with any emergency electrical problem rapidly – consumer units, 3-phase supplies, lighting issues, faulty wiring etc.
For your peace of mind, we are registered with all the leading industry and regulatory bodies who continually monitor and assess the quality of our work. All of our electricians carry a wide range of spares, so normally, one visit is sufficient to make the repair.
Choosing an Emergency Electrician
When you look through the yellow pages or search the Internet, you will probably find a lot of emergency electrical contractors for Balham. The problem is then to decide which one to choose. You don’t really have the luxury of a lot of time to research each one in depth. Look closely at their advert or web site, see what professional bodies they are registered with. Avoid any that don’t say – you haven’t really got the time to check them out. That will give you a quick shortlist.
Next look at where they are based. Careful here, there are some national electricians who appear to be local to your area. They will probably just have a contact in London, not necessarily in or close to Balham. These are best avoided. There are two reasons for this. Firstly, they will usually have a receptionist to take the call or your call may be re-directed to an electrician on duty. You may get lucky and end up talking to an electrician for SW12 straight away but more likely they will be somewhere else in the country. They will then need to pass the message to their electrician in London who can then ring you back. All that means valuable time is lost.
Here at South London Electricians, you will speak directly to an electrician for your area. By the time the national company calls back, one of our emergency electricians could already be on-site, fixing your problem, day or night.
Secondly, a local emergency electrician will be familiar with the area and will know the fastest route to your home or business. That is not always going to be the case with an electrician from a national company who may have to cross London from Watford or Enfield … and that could take some time!
So remember, keep our number handy for whenever you need a commercial or domestic emergency electrician in Balham: