Annually, around four thousand deaths and injuries in the UK (figures from RoSPA and the HSE) are directly related to faulty household electrics.
Confirmation of this comes from the charity Electrical Safety First, who also say more or less half of the accidental fires in the home are caused by an electrical fault. Looking in more detail at the statistics shows four people per day lose their lives as a result of these fires.
Keeping an eye on your electrical system and calling out an emergency electrician will significantly cut your chances of joining these statistics.
Guide to Household Electrical Faults in Warlingham
But if you are not a trained electrician, how can you possibly spot a developing fault? And what should you do about them if you think that there is a problem with your electrical system?
Actually, with our simple and easy to follow guide, it is a lot easier than you may think to identify possible electrical faults early with little or no electrical expertise.
Buzzing noises from switches, light fittings, sockets and so on are definitely not normal behaviour. Neither are crackling noises. If you hear either of these, you should switch off the electrical supply to that circuit and call in an emergency electrician to your Warlingham property.
You probably learnt the fire triangle at school. Fires require oxygen, fuel and heat to start. If you notice an applance or other electrical equipment running hotter than normal, it can be a sign there is an electrical fault. There is plenty of oxygen in the air and the PVC insulation is a fuel (it is inflammable) and therefore you have all the ‘ingredients’ to start a fire.
Overheating electrical fittings or appliances require urgent repair or replacement.
As well as your sense of touch and sound, you should use your other senses too. Smells of hot plastic or the characteristic ‘fishy’ smell of certain types of insulation indicate that something is getting too hot. These also require the urgent attention of of a Warlingham emergency electrician.
If a circuit breaker trips, it is an easy job to reset it. But if it then trips out again and again, it is a good indication that you have an electrical fault. It’s best not to take any risks, call us, we are based in Croydon and can be at your CR6 property very quickly to respond to any electrical emergency situation.
Flickering lights can have many causes, but if they continue to regularly flicker or dim, then there is probably a fault in the lighting circuit.
Efficient and Trustworthy Warlingham Emergency Electricians
South London Electricians offer you a professional and affordable 24 hour emergency service. Our rates start from a low £65 per hour, well below what many other emergency electricians operating in the CR6 area will charge. Why? Is it because we are sub-standard or cut corners? No, we just don’t feel that it is right to sting you with an unreasonably high charge because you have an electrical emergency.
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 developing electrical emergencies quickly.
You benefit from a fast repair at a lower cost as we will be in and out sooner than many others.
You can call us on 0208 406 9834 at ANY HOUR of the day.
We also have commercial emergency electricians on-call 24 hours in the Warlingham (CR6) area and can therefore deal with any commercial (or public building) emergency electrical problem rapidly – consumer units, 3-phase supplies, lighting issues, faulty wiring.
For your peace of mind, we are registered with 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 a repair.
Fast Emergency Electrician Service
Many 24 hour electricians who seem to be working in the Warlingham area are actually national companies. Most of them have a receptionist to take calls. They will then pass on your details to the emergency electrician. The electrician will then call you back to discuss your electrical emergency (again). All this takes valuable time.
Here at South London Electricians, you will speak directly to an emergency electrician for Warlingham. Instead of pacing up and down, waiting for a call back, by ringing us, one of our emergency electricians could already be on-site, fixing your problem.
Our emergency electricians are familiar with your 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 CR6 (Warlingham):