We’re all for a bit of DIY around the house but there are some things that should be left to the experts.  This month we’re pointing out a few examples of when you should call a trusted, qualified electrician. 


Circuit breakers keep tripping? The same fuses keep blowing? If you’ve done the usual checks and replacements and it’s still happening then this would be a good time to call an electrician. A blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker means that the electric current is not being fed safely through the system and this means there is something more untoward going on.  Let the experts take a look, it will save you money in the long run.

The same goes for flickering lights.  If you notice that your lights flicker or dim when you turn an appliance on, something is not quite as it should be. Appliances that run on a motor should be powered on a different circuit to the lighting so ask your friendly, local electrician to check for you.

Avoid trailing wires across rooms and under rugs, and don’t overload extension leads.  Instead, ask an electrician to install some additional power sockets to make your home a much safer place.

If your home is over 25 years old, you have no records of when the electrics were installed in an older property or modern day plugs no longer fit in the power sockets around your home, then it is definitely a good idea to speak to an electrician! They can make your home a safe place to be.

Any switches or power sockets that are warm to the touch, make a buzzing sound or give off a mild electric shock when switched on, switch off, unplug and give an electrician a call.  They will be able to check the condition of the affected switch and repair the problem.

Obviously this is not an exhaustive list but it gives you a bit of guidance on when to seek advice.  Remember, qualified electricians are there to help keep you safe in and around your home so no matter how silly you may think your query is, it’s better to check than to be sorry.

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