How to Spot if You Have an Electrical Emergency
1. Tripping Circuit Breaker.
If a circuit breaker trips, it indicates there is a fault. When you reset the breaker, if it doesn’t trip again, there is generally no need to call a Tooting emergency electrician. If the breaker keeps on tripping, then there is definitely a fault with either the circuit or the appliance. That is the time to call an emergency electrician. The electrician will check both the circuit and appliances using the circuit for faults. If the fault lies with the electrical circuit, a reputable emergency electrician will be able to repair it there and then.
Here at South London Electricians, we carry spares that will cover most domestic or commercial electrical emergencies in our vans. You benefit from an immediate repair, rather than needing to wait for your electrician to get hold of the right parts. Call us on 0208 406 9834 to solve any electrical emergency in Tooting Bec or Broadway at any hour of the day.
2. Flickering Lights.
Flickering lights can occur at any time and have many causes – poor quality LED drivers, changes in power demand on the grid or a faulty circuit. An occasional flicker is normally nothing to worry about, but if your lights flicker frequently or even all the time, that is when you should call an emergency electrician. They will establish if there is an electrical fault in your system or with a perticular fitting, and repair it before any more harm is done.
3. Burning Smells.
An electrical burning smell is a distinct and unpleasant odour. It is generally described as being ‘fishy’ or ‘acrid’ and signals a fault that needs IMMEDIATE attention. The majority of deaths and injuries from electrical faults actually come as a result of fires started in faulty circuits.
If you notice an electrical burning smell at your Tooting (SW17) property, you should cut the electrical supply and ring 0208 406 9834 immediately. We can deal with electrical emergencies in all parts of SW17, commercial, public buildings and domestic installations.
4. Buzzing Noises.
When you operate a switch, if you hear a buzzing noise, it indicates that the electricity is ‘arcing‘ rather than flowing smoothly. That is to say, the electricity is jumping an air gap within the switch instead of flowing smoothly through the metal contacts. This means that it is not flowing through the switch in the right place and also is subjected to a much higher resistance than normal.
The upshot of this is that there is a danger of electrocution and fire. You should you should cut the electrical supply to the circuit and ring 0208 406 9834 immediately.
Efficient and Trustworthy Tooting 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 Tooting (SW17) 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.
How to Find an Emergency Electrician for Tooting (SW17)
Obviously you need to find an emergency electrician as fast as possible when you have an electrical fault. The first port of call is usually the Internet. Check out the websites of the emergency electricians and find what professional bodies they are registered with. Rule out any that don’t give that information visibly – during an electrical emergency, you haven’t really got the time to check them out fully. That will give you a quick shortlist.
Check where the electricans on your shortlist are based. If they are based in North London or outside of the M25 corridor, you can cross them off. Be aware that some national electrical companies can give the impression they are based in SW17. They will probably just have a contact or two in London, not necessarily in or close to Tooting Bec or Tooting Broadway. These are best avoided. There are two reasons for this. Firstly, they will usually have a receptionist to answer the call. They will take your details and get an electrician to call you back. 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.
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 SW17: