Electrical FAQs

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions (Electrical FAQs) from our customers.

Electrical FAQ: How do I know if my house needs re-wiring?

A:  An electrical re-wire is the upgrading/replacement of existing circuits within your home. This maybe required if the wiring in your house does not conform to current regulations. Electrical sockets in the wooden skirting boards and bedroom lights offset next to the window are both indications that a full re-wire is required but consultation with a fully trained, Part-P competent Electrician is the only way to be sure. For more information, free advice and quotations please Contact Us.

Electrical FAQ: How do I know if my electrician is fully trained and reliable?

A: Using an electrician registered with a regulatory body ensures that the electrician is working to the highest industry standards. We are members of NAPIT (National Association of Professional Inspectors and Testers) and the Trustmark Scheme (the governments endorsed standards for tradesmen operating in the UK) . All our time-served (i.e. full apprenticeship-trained) electricians work to current IET wiring regulations and are 17th Edition qualified and Part-P competent. For additional peace-of-mind, you can read our recent testimonial here. For more information, free advice and quotations please Contact Us.

Electrical FAQ: Can I protect my home with a burglar alarm if I have a cat or dog?

A: Yes, an alarm installation can be tailored to your needs using pet friendly sensors that can tell the difference between an intruder and your family pet. We have extensive experience installing pet friendly alarms. For more information, free advice and quotations please Contact Us.

Electrical FAQ: If I have a problem with my electrical shower, do I need an electrician or a plumber?

A: That can depend on the problem but the first person to call should be a fully trained, Part P competent electrician who can assess the fault and provide advice. For more information, free advice and quotations please Contact Us.

Electrical FAQ: Which electrical sockets need RCDs in my house?

A: According to the latest regulations (17th Edition Wiring Regulations) issued in 2011, all electrical sockets in your home require RCD for safety. For more information, free advice and quotations please Contact Us.