We cover the following areas.
As a guide, we have Electricians available to work in all the largest towns and cities of Norfolk, including Norwich, Great Yarmouth, Cromer, Dereham, Fakenham and Thetford.
We might still help if you need an Electrician outside of these areas. Every day of the year, we’re here to help!
Electrical Emergency: What are they?
An electrical emergency should be classed as anything electrical related that puts people in potential danger. These could be risks involving electrical equipment sparking or smoking, to an electric problem leading to lack of lighting, heating or power. Emergencies involving electricity include:
A tripped circuit that does not reset.
The circuit breaker (MCB) or fuse wire should automatically ‘trip’ and ‘shut off’ when there is an electrical fault. The circuit breaker shuts off all power to that circuit when it has tripped. In some circumstances, where an RCD is involved, more than one circuit may be disconnected at once.
A malfunctioning circuit breaker could fail to trip, leaving your installation incapable of disconnecting the supply in the event of a fault, leaving you unprotected. If your consumer unit (fuse board) is making a buzzing or humming noise, this could indicate that the system is not functioning correctly and needs to be inspected.
An overloaded electrical outlet.
An outlet can overheat and burn if it is in too much demand for power. Black or brown marks may appear around the outlet as a result. If you notice a burned outlet, you should contact us immediately and avoid touching/using the outlet.
When a circuit is overloaded, it heats up due to excessive loading or when a short circuit occurs and trips the circuit breaker.
Common signs of overload: Buzzing, humming, smoking, smell
A persistent electrical problem.
It is a good idea to get in touch with us if you have been experiencing difficulty with an appliance or light for more than one hour. Electrical system malfunctions can put you at risk of severe injuries, which is why you should take steps to protect your family and keep your house’s electrical system in good working order.
Burnt or fishy smells could also be signs of damaged wires, so call us immediately if you notice them.
A power outage.
A power outage may be caused by a storm, a transformer problem, or even a scheduled outage by your utility provider. Before you contact us try to determine whether this is a power cut that affects yours and other properties or an electrical issue solely within your property. In the event of a power cut, you should call the utility company to find out if they have any solutions to the problem.
Our professional electricians should be contacted if they are unaware of what is happening. Electric shock may result from some electrical malfunctions. Ensure that the electrical system is regularly inspected and repaired to stay safe in your home.