Electrical Services Eastbourne
When You Need A Professional Electrician
If you are keen on home improvements then DIY is a good way to save money and get various jobs done cheaply. However, if you’re dealing with electrics, it’s often best to leave things well alone and call in a qualified electrician. That doesn’t mean that you should call someone out to change a light bulb, but that you should be aware of the dangers of dealing with electrics in your home. If you don’t know what you’re doing, you could end up spending more on subsequent repairs and also put your household in danger.
Whether for repair works or installation, here are a few examples of when to call in a professional electrician.
We’ve all experienced tripped circuits and being left in the dark every now and then. But if it happens often it could mean your circuits are overloaded or there’s a fault in the wiring system.
There are many simple reasons that your lights may flicker from time to time. It could just be a simple case of a loose bulb or an interruption to outside power lines caused by windy or stormy weather. However, constantly flickering lights could also mean a loose circuit connection or older wiring which can cause overheating and create a fire risk.
If you have extension cords running through the house and hiding under the rugs then you should get additional sockets installed. Don’t overload sockets with too many plugs and large appliances should be directly plugged into a single outlet and not shared with others. Sockets that have blackened surrounds and are warm to touch should be checked by a professional.
An electrician shouldn’t just be called out for faults and repairs. You’ll also need professional help for the following:
Older and period properties are very popular in the UK. If the house of your dreams is more than 20 years old though, you should get the wiring inspected by a professional electrical contractor.
A professional electrician will be able to install fire alarm and prevention systems and home security systems including alarms and motion sensor outdoor lighting.
Outdoor lighting can look fantastic but water, soil and electricity don’t mix well so get a professional to install lighting for your garden and driveway.
Modern audio and visual systems have state-of-the-art features such as a centralised AV system throughout the house. To ensure it works perfectly, have it professionally installed.
For more information on our electrical services, contact Icarus Electrical, Eastbourne today.