When should you call an electrician?

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So you’ve got an electrical fault and as usual its happened at the most inconvenient moment: do you need to call an electrician, or is it something you can fix? When is the right time to call an electrician?

  1. Plug Sockets - changing a faulty fuse from a plug may be straight-forward, but you should never interfere with the actual plug socket. If your sockets have experienced some form of damage, you need to see a professional.
  2. Power Cut - Sometimes we experience power cuts, and by calling an electrician they are able to find out whether or not it’s exclusively your house and consequently, a problem with your electric.
  3. Rewiring The House - if you are working on home improvements, you may want to look at replacing the electrics in your house. This needs to be carried out safely and you should seek advice from an electrician. Book in advance and ensure you shop around for the best deal.
  4. Safety - The main reason for hiring an electrician has to be safety. Make sure that the electrician that you hire has all the relevant qualifications and safety certification before hiring them for your installations.
  5. Efficiency - If you want the job done quickly and properly, you’re going to want to get the professionals in. Again, always ensure that the electrician is properly qualified before letting them get started.

Remember: The best way to avoid any electrical problems in the home is to seek the advice of a professional. If you’re not sure, don't DIY, and always use a registered qualified electrician.

If you are unsure about an installation, need advice or assistance please contact PC Electricals. We also have more electrical safety tips on our website , Facebook or Twitter pages