Homeowners

Stay Current, Stay Safe, Stay Alive

 

I work with clients all over North Yorkshire including Scarborough, Filey, Bridlington, Whitby, Malton and Driffield, helping with a variety of Electrical and Handy Man jobs. 

 

From changing a plug on an appliance or changing a light bulb, to changing Customer Consumer Units (Fuse Boxes) and full rewires, no job is too small or too big. 

I'm not only a qualified electrician but also happy to do Handy Man work around your house including; loft insulation, loft floor boarding, hanging pictures and putting up shelves are some of the additional services that I carry out.

 

  • Electrician, fixing spotlight

Services provided

If you don't see what you're after below, don't worry - please just get in touch and ask!

  • 24 Hour Service/Emergency Call Out
  • Electrical Design
  • Electrical Installation
  • Electrical Inspecting & Testing
  • Changing Light Bulbs - Halogen To LED - (No job too small)
  • Changing Light Fittings
  • Installation Of Down Lights
  • Electrical Earthing Testing & Upgrading
  • Fuse Box Upgrades To Latest Regulations (Effective 1st January 2016)
  • New Lighting Circuits
  • New Power Circuits
  • Full & Part Re-wires (No job too big)
  • Security Lighting Installation
  • Intruder Alarms
  • Heat & Smoke Alarms (Latest Regulations Effective From 1st October 2015. Landlords & Letting Agents MUST COMPLY With These Regulations)
  • Landlords Safety Certificates (Electrical Installation Condition Reports)
  • Landlords Routine Inspections (Annual Safety Check Or On Change Of Tenancy)
  • Electrical Installation Condition Reports (If You Are Buying Or Selling A Property)
  • Electrical Installation Condition Reports (If You Are Renting Out A Property Or You Are A Letting Agency )
  • General Electrical Maintenance
  • General Handy Man Work.
  • Electrician testing sockets for correct polarity

Periodic Inspections - Electrical Installation Condition Report

To make sure that you and your family are safe it is highly recommended that a registered electrician carries out Periodic Inspections on electrical installations within the home.

For owner-occupied homes these should take place every ten years or upon change of occupancy, these inspections result in the creation of an Electrical Inspection Condition Report. 

Electrical installations can deteriorate over time, consider just general wear-and-tear when it comes to broken sockets, faulty switches, loose connections. DIY electricians can cause many dangers in your home due to their lack of experience and knowledge. I often see dangerous situations due to incorrect installation being carried out in the first place.

Please do get in touch if you would like me to carry out a Periodic Inspection - it really is worth the peace-of-mind it can bring. 

  • Loose connection caused a fire in this fuse box

Keeping you safe - risk of fire

It's amazing just how many house fires a week are caused by faulty fuse boards (Customer Consumer Units). The rise in the last five years is thought partly to be because of wires not being properly secured when it's first installed or maintained... and it's these jobs that I unfortunately see time and time again. 

Scarily, many fuse boards are located under the stairs so a fire starting could easily spread to other household items that will increase its potency before it's detected, and could block your only means of escape. New regulations came into effect on the 1st of January 2016 to ensure that all fuse boards fitted in UK homes are made of fireproof material or enclosed in a fireproof box. But first things first - we need to make sure that your fuse board is safe and doesn't contain loose connections or damaged/burnt equipment. 

London Fire Brigade and the Electrical Safety First have helpfully produced the following tips for checking the safety of your fuse board

  • Check your fuse board regularly for signs of physical damage
  • Check that any visible cables are in good condition and do not show signs of overheating
  • Be careful never to touch exposed or damaged wiring in case it is live
  • If you see scorch marks, damaged wires or signs of overheating, you should get the board inspected by a registered electrician
  • If your fuse board is under the stairs or next to your front door, make sure coats, shoes and other combustible items you store in those areas are placed well away
  • Check the brand of your fuse board is not on a product recall list

Ultimately, I can help with all of this. If you're concerned about your fuse board please just give me a call. 

 

 

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City & Guilds Qualified Electrician
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