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REWIRES & SOCKETS

How Safe are your Home Electrics? Need a Re-Wire in London?

Do you know if your home’s electrical wiring has been checked in the last ten years? If not, it would be a good idea to call us in to take a look. We will never advise rewiring unless it’s absolutely necessary, but if you have ancient electrical wiring, you could be at risk of a fire and your home may not be safe.

Need Extra Sockets?

If you need additional sockets, you may not need a rewire. We’ll let you know when we’ve done a check of your system and may be able to add new sockets there and then. Our fully qualified and experienced electrical engineers are CRB-checked and carry ECS safey cards and always complete their jobs in the shortest possible time, saving you as much time and money as they can.

New Fuse Box Required?

A new fuse box (also known as a consumer unit) usually comes with a rewire because if the wiring system is old, the fuse box is likely to be as well. If the fuse box needs replacing, you may also need a rewire. These days all electrical consumer units must have RCD protection – that means a residual circuit device on all circuits, making your home much safer.

Our electricians are not only good at their job, you’ll also find they:

  • are polite and respectful of you and your property
  • always turn up on time
  • will go the extra mile to be as helpful as possible.

Call EF Electrical on 020 8444 5630 to find out how we can help with electrical rewires, new fuse boxes and additional sockets for your London home.

 

Helpful Tip: Old Fusebox?

If your fuse box has rewire-able fuses, it definitely needs changing. They were fazed out of new installations years ago. If you do have a new fuse box, it doesn’t necessarily mean the rest of the system has been upgraded, so it may still need to be checked.

Helpful Tip: Do I Need a Re-Wire?

Take a look around your home. Can you see any braided flex going up from your ceiling light fittings or black rubber cables around your consumer unit? Is there ever any overheating at socket outlets? If so, you may need a re-wire.

FAQ - What is an RCD?

This is a residual circuit device which is for your protection because it disconnects the circuit if it detects a leakage current that could be dangerous. All consumer units should now include them. If yours doesn’t have one, get in touch.

Helpful Tip - Electric Sockets

If you are not getting power from a socket, pull out the plug carefully, listening for a buzzing or crackling sound. Then check both the socket and the plug for excessive heat or burn marks. If you hear, feel or see any of these, don’t put another appliance into the socket to test it again. You need some help from EF Electrical.

Helpful Tip - Charging Mobile Phones

Always unplug your mobile phone charger after use. They have been known to cause fires if left in a live socket.

Helpful Tip - Using Adaptors

If you need to use a multi-way adaptor in a socket, don’t put in too many plugs at once. The weight puts an additional stress on the socket and there is a danger of electrical overload. It’s better to change to a double socket or get more sockets added.

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