Should I Call An Electrician?

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Do you know when it is advisable to call out an electrician and what an emergency electrician service is for? Hopefully this article will explain what we can do for you and when you should call us if you have an electrical emergency in Edinburgh.

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9 Reasons it is Time to Call Your Local Electrician

  1. Your lights keeping going out or fuses are being blown regularly
    For either of these symptoms we advise you call us to check your electrics as there could be a dangerous fault in one of your circuits that could lead to a fire in your home.
  2. You are tripping over extension cables and you are using multi-plug extensions at every socket
    Overloading a socket can cause fire so be safe and call us to install some new sockets.
  3. New Lighting
    You have just bought some beautiful new lights but have discovered fitting them is more complicated than fitting a light shade. Call an electrician to fit your new lights to ensure you don’t electrocute yourself and that they are fitted safely and correctly.
  4. Bathroom Electrics bathroom lights
    Whether you want to hang a mirror that has lights, fit a shaver point, or install a new electric shower always employ a professional electrician when working with electrics in a place with water. You don’t want to run the risk of electrocution either during fitting or when having your first shower!
  5. Flickering lights
    Do you find your lights flicker or dim when you switch on another appliance eg a hairdryer or food mixer? Don’t just ignore this, it could be a warning of a bigger, more dangerous problem with your electrics.
  6. You smell burning plastic or see smoke coming from an appliance or socket
    After switching off the appliance and/or socket call an electrician to get the problem investigated. electrical fire printer
  7. You live in a property over 25 years old
    Electrical safety laws have become far more stringent in recent years. If your property is old and hasn’t had the electrics checked for over 10 years, or is now over 25 years old, then it is probably time you had your fuse board and electrics checked.
  8. Increase in theft in your area
    Installing motion sensor lights around your property can prevent crime and has the added benefit of allowing you to see clearly when arriving home at night.
  9. Wi-Fi speed is slow in some rooms
    Do you find you have to sit beside the router to get fast download speeds? This problem can be resolved by installing data cabling in your home.

 

When only an Emergency Electrician will do!

An electric emergency is when you feel you and your family are in danger and you need help from an electrician as soon as possible.

• Power failure
Homes with very young or elderly people living in them should call us immediately if there is a complete power failure as you don’t want to risk them falling in the dark or becoming too cold.
• Small Electrical Fire or Smoke
If you see smoke coming from a socket or have extinguished a small fire, then call us immediately to fix the problem.
• Flood Damage
Water and electrics DO NOT mix, therefore if your sockets or lighting have had water damage call an emergency electrician.

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There are hundreds of other reasons why you may need an electrician and some may be large jobs such as a full re-wire of a house or wiring a new extension. However this article covered some of the smaller jobs that you may ignore or try to DIY. Electricity can be dangerous so we strongly advise that you call professional electricians like ourselves to upgrade or fix your electrics.

Please get in touch to discuss your requirements or for a quote.

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