Peckham Electrical Safety Tips
According to RoSPA and the HSE figures, one person is killed every four days or so directly as a result of an electrical fault in their home or at work. That is a only a small proportion of the total number of accidental deaths each year, however, many more homeowners and their family members are killed indirectly.
According to the 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 sixteen per day. Of these fires, about a quarter result in a death, in other words four people per day die thanks to an electrical fault that has started a fire
How to Avoid Becoming an Electrical Accident Statistic in Peckham
The most effective way of reducing your chances of joining these statistics is to make sure that your electrical installation is in good working order. You can do this in two ways. Firstly, by organising regular inspections and secondly, by learning how to recognise the symptoms of faults needing the intervention of an emergency electrician. Spotting a possible electrical fault early and calling in a qualified electrician to track it down and put it right, saves lives and potentially a load of hassle and expense.
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. An electrical inspection is suggested once every ten years.
If you are a business owner, you have no choice – the law requires businesses to ensure the safety of their employees and visitors and demands regular testing of all electrical appliances and installations at their premises. Similarly, buldings with public spaces are subject to even more stringent regulations.
Fires require heat to start. So if you notice an appliance or other electrical equipment running hotter than normal, it requires an urgent intervention. Overheating is a usual sign that 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 Peckham emergency electrician too.
If the office kettle or your cooker at home trips the circuit breaker at the fuse board every time it is used, that too is a good indication that you need an electrician. They will check to see if you need to replace the appliance or if you require emergency electrical work on the wiring. Why take the risk? For the cost of an emergency call out, you could be saving lives.
Efficient and Trustworthy Peckham 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 fast 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 fully qualified and time-served domestic and commercial emergency electricians available in the Peckham (SE15) area and can deal with any emergency electrical problem rapidly – consumer units, 3-phase supplies, lighting issues, faulty wiring.
For your peace of mind, we are registered with all the leading industry and regulatory bodies who continually monitor and assess the quality of the work we carry out. All of our electricians carry a wide range of spares in their vans, so normally one visit is sufficient to make a repair.
Choosing an Emergency Electrician for Peckham (SE15)
When you look through the yellow pages or search the Internet, you will probably find a lot of emergency electrical contractors for Peckham. The problem is then to decide which one to call. 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 give that information visibly – during an electrical emergency, 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 or two in London, not necessarily in or close to Peckham. These are best avoided. There are two reasons for this. Firstly, they will usually have a receptionist to take the call who will take your details and get an electrician to call you back. You will end up going over the details twice! All this wastes crucial time. 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!
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.
So remember, keep our number handy for whenever you need a commercial or domestic emergency electrician in SE15: