The Tell-Tale Signs of an Electrical Fault

Posted on: December 10th, 2012 by admin 2 Comments

To help you identify the tell-tales signs of an electrical fault, we at First Strike Electrical and have composed the following guide; after all, there is no harm is safeguarding your health and those who you live with.

Plugs, Switches & Sockets

– Is the plastic broken on the switch or socket, revealing the inner wiring? – Do your plugs feel hot? – Are your sockets fitted into the skirting board rather than the wall? – If you only have one or two electrical points in a room? If you have noticed any of the above it’s important you call in a professional electrician to rectify the problem in a safe and responsible manner.

– Do your lights flicker when you turn them on? – Do you find yourself replacing bulbs on a regular basis? – Do you have wiring hanging from the light fixture? If you have answered yes to any of the above, you need to make sure that you call in a professional electrician in North London to fix the problems and make your home safe to live in.

Fuse Box Checklist

– Is your fuse box old with a wooden back or cast iron switches? – Does your fuse box have a mix of fuses? – Does your fuse box have a black cable entering the box? These are all signs that your fuse box is dated and when compared with modern day fuse boxes which are a lot safer. If you have noticed any of these problems make sure you don’t attempt to fix the problem yourself, always call in a fully certified expert. At First Strike Electrical we are fully certified can do anything from electrical rewires to a full inspection.


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