With Christmas around the corner, we find ourselves in the dusty old corners of our homes where our holiday decorations sit dormant for 11 months of the year. While decorating your home and putting lights on trees is fun, they can be dangerous.
Christmas lights look pretty and give your tree that lovely glow, but they can cost you the safety and comfort of your own home. All light (even LED) gives off heat. When you buy cheap lights in a hurry or you’re not that bothered, they give out even more heat and the little bulbs can get […]
Whether you are a tenant or a landlord, the last thing we want to be doing is picking up the phone and dealing with electrical problems in a rented property. It usually means time and money to get it fixed. We all know we need a gas safety certificate and insurance, just in case anything goes wrong. What people usually forget is the electrics and when they go, it can be quite dangerous. It is always advised you have an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) every five years to ensure your electrics are safe.
An EICR is a thorough test […]
There are so many programmes and articles on how to D.I.Y and sometimes, it is easier to watch a YouTube video and have a go yourself. Some jobs however are better left to the professionals. Especially with electrics where you can be seriously harmed if something goes wrong.
One of the biggest dangers of doing DIY electrical work is the electricity itself. We are so used to pressing buttons or flipping a switch we forget how powerful it can be. The slightest mistake like using the wrong tools, brushing a wire against another or forgetting to turn of […]
South London Electricians is registered with Trustmark. It is difficult enough choosing a reliable contractor at the best of times, but how do we know we can trust the person we’ve just hired? The Trustmark organisation is there to make sure you get quality contractors no matter what the job. The Trustmark is given to companies that back government standards to ensure your electricians, plumbers and builders are up to scratch. It is a quick and easy way to feel safe in the knowledge your job will be done well.
When you choose a Trustmark contractor, you can rest […]
You can find South London Electricians on checkatrade.com where you can access a list of vetted contractors whose work is continuously monitored through the feedback of their clients. Checkatrade gives you all the background information you need to place your confidence in us but don’t take it from us, take it from our customers. One in Westerham said “I would recommend this company. Very professional helpful price very fair reliable and friendly.” Another said “we had an emergency in a flat we rent out. Thankfully (South London Electricians) was able to fix the problem quickly and the tenant […]
If like many homes you have too few plug sockets in your property, you may compensate by having extension cables trailing around. These do an adequate job of providing more power points, but have a limited capacity for the amount of current they can cope with safely, and you may be inadvertently overloading your circuits. Extension wires present an additional hazard in their own right, and accidents often arise where someone has tripped up on a cable.
The problem of too few electric plug sockets is easy to resolve, and whether you need an […]
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