An electrical fault that causes intermittent power fluctuations can be annoying at best and even dangerous or cause damage to your appliances in extreme cases.
There are many common reasons why the wiring in your home could have been damaged, such as corrosion, worn cables, torn cables, accidental damage (nails through wires), environmental damage, overloaded circuits and even electrical storm activity.
All our recommended qualified electricians will be able to identify these electrical faults and fix them and in this article we explain how this works and when you may need them.
When a problem arises in your home, it can be tempting to save some money and try to fix the problem yourself. However, electrical systems can be, and are dangerous to work on without formal training.
For this reason, you should always use one of our recommended electricians because they can carry out high quality electrical work safely. However, you don’t need to be a qualified electrician to notice that there is a problem with your electrical system.
Some common symptoms may include: melted switches, sporadic power outages, burning smells, flickering lights, repeated blown fuses and even green liquid around electrical connections.
These are all indicators that there is a serious electrical issue, don’t touch these surfaces, turn off the mains power and contact an electrician to your home quickly.
Make sure you inform the electrician of this kind of issue as they will prioritise you to see you as a matter of urgency.
A dedicated DIY enthusiast may have all the right tools to carry out repairs, but it’s still essential to correctly identify the problem and any underlying issues.
All our recommended electricians have years of experience in electrical fault finding, and they can often tell what’s gone wrong within minutes. Once the problem is understood, you will be advised on how to proceed, and if you give the go ahead, it can be quickly fixed.
A qualified electrician will have dedicated tools and equipment on hand to make your electrical system safe to use again. All of the work will be carried out in line with all of the BS7671 wiring regulations and in most cases the fix will be made the same day.
When errors are fixed in high voltage systems strict fault finding protocols must be followed and appropriate preparations need to be made in advance.
Our recommended electricians will speak to you first to evaluate the damage caused and determine why the issue arose in the first place. Then it’s time to delve deeper and get to the root cause; this could be a simple case of bad wiring or something more extensive.
In every case, the electrician will troubleshoot the entire electrical circuit in your home to pinpoint any faults that need to be fixed. Then every possible source of the problem will be tested to evaluate a theory; every probability will be eliminated one by one until the likely cause is identified.
Once the fault is determine with your approval, an appropriate repair can be carried out to fix the problem. The electrician may even suggest other recommendations for upgrades or replacement equipment to prevent any future problems.
If you believe you have an electrical fault, we advise you to contact an electrician immediately for your own safety. If you’d like to speak to our recommended electrician in your area. You can do so here.
What we thought to be a simple fault turned out to be a big investigation to find the fault, then fix it. It wasnt easy as the house is a nightmare, as we previously discovered! However, Alfie was great. Very diligent and hard working. He solved the issue and I would definitely highly recommend him. We would certainly use his services again.
A warm thank you to GES, especially Alfie who discussed the job and suggested solutions at our pre-meet phone call. Alfie arrived on site within time specified, was very, professional, respectful, polite and helpful. I really appreciated being briefed at the condition of the electrics and shown areas of concern. Due to the water damage in my outbuilding together with poor wiring and a dated circuit board, Alfie came up with a solution that was aesthetically pleasing, affordable, and more importantly, meets with current regulations. Alfie also suggested cosmetic and security solutions to the front facade of my house that I may wish to consider at some point in the future and without the hard sell! If you want that piece of mind at a competitive price, then I highly recommend GES for all electrical works.
We chose Alfie because of his extensive experience, which met our needs, and his competitive pricing. We found him to be very professional, friendly and approachable. Nothing was to much trouble and he went the extra mile to make things safe in our home. He was easy to contact and solved any problem that we might put his way. He was very reliable. We recommend Alfie to anybody that has electrical needs, he is second to none. Thank you Alfie !
Had 3 double sockets installed in my conservatory and an extension to my outdoor lighting. Alfie and his team did an impeccable job, kept everywhere neat and tidy and the finished work was first class Thanks again
Very pleased with the service. The job was completed promptly and efficiently and I would have no hesitation in using Greenhithe Electrical Sevices again.
Excellent service. Friendly, expert knowledge and very polite about by my botched foray into DIY electrics (never to be repeated). Found all the fault issues and dealt with them expertly. Would highly recommend.
I had a really great experience with Alfie extremely polite extremely decent and honest gentleman I couldn't have asked for a better electrician to come out really appreciating fantastic bloke and I would recommend it to anyone.
Alfie did a lot of work for us from the beginning when we just got our house, he helped us rewire the whole house and put switches and sockets exactly where we wanted them. He also helped us with all the lights and all other small electrical work. We will be calling him again for sure!
Fast and amazing service from GES. Alife was really helpful and easy to talk to. Definitely recommend.
Excellent professional service would highly recommend. Very helpful and quick responses to all questions. Extremely happy with kitchen LED downlights and LED strips installed.
Great service,managed to speak to Sean out of hours,arrived on time,very helpful,would recommend and use in the future
Had a Currys delivery of a new cooker, their engineer could not install it as said there was an Earth Problem, Phoned in before 10am and electrician was here at 3pm. Inspected and found no fault with wiring, proceeded to install new cooker for me. No Hassle, Fast, Polite Safe COVID Secure Service, Professional Service. would definitely Recommend and Definitely use them again if need an Electrician Again. Thank You .
I called on behalf of my infirm brother in law, was called back after a little time and asked them to speak directly with my brother in law which they did, and arranged an appointment for he next day, appointment confirmed and work carried out . A very good outcome to the problem and this company are on my brother in laws preferred list. Well done.
Great service. Put up new light fittings, changed light sockets, and put light and sockets in cupboard. Very competitive and would definitely recommend. Electrician was very friendly and pleasant. Will be using again for some outside lights
Excellent service, fast response high quality work and reasonable prices Happy to recommend Neil and his team
Great service, very professional and polite.definitely use again.
Superb service. Professional & friendly. Very impressed and will be using Billy again. Great prices too. Highly recommended. Much appreciated.
Patrick James Stephens
Neil came to look at job. Fitting outside electric junction box. Gave me a great price and said he could do it right away. Half hour later he was gone. Great service. Recommend to anyone
Peter was brilliant. Efficient, great communicator and very reasonable. Highly recommened!
I found Safespark Electrical Services through My Trusted Expert. I read previous reviews & they were all 100% & within 5 minutes of chatting online regarding my query Leon called me & an appointment was made. The young guy ( really sorry but I’ve forgotten his name ) turned up at my Mums house at the said time, he was so polite & was very efficient. I would definitely recommend these guys, brilliant service.