Emergency Call Out: Carpenter accidentally goes through lighting circuit
Emergency Call Out: Water Leaking into kitchen light fitting
We attended a property in Vinters park to a light fitting which was holding a lot of water from a leak directly above. Our partners over at Whebles had already been in attendance to fix the waste on the basin, but there was also reports of the RCBO (RCD) tripping when that particular light was turned on. The customer was very lucky the whole of the downstairs lighting circuit wasn’t taken out – we found a fish bowl inside the light fitting!
We went in fully prepared – dust sheets, bucket, sponges and towels.
We took the light down, and got a bit wet doing so! We dried off what we could, and took the practical approach of leaving the lighting circuit on but double insulating, and forming a U-bend on the cables, so any water that may carry on leaking from above will drip away before coming into contact with the terminals. This is a temporary measure to let the ceiling cavity dry out before returning to refit the light. We attended within 4 hours for the isolation, reattended 3 days later to test & refit!
4 camera system on a 4 bed detached
We worked with the customer to get the design they wanted, to cover the essential angles, worked with them to get an idea of routed for a nice and neat cable installation which was all hidden. We then showed them how it all works, and helped them with remote viewing via their mobile phone, so they can see their property wherever they are.
We turned up to a customer to give their sunbed a look over, after they rang about possibly changing their contactor device. The RRP of which like for like was approximately £90. We came to find the sunbed turning on but the UV lamps flicking on and off via the contactor. The customer reported eityher quick flicking on and off or sometimes kicking out after say 5 minutes. We gave the contactor a full service, cleaning and lubrication, and tightened all the terminals on the rest of the components, did our dues with continuity tests and went on our way with a fully working sunbed once again.
Again, we worked with the customer to get the routes right with no cables on show. The brains of it all happens in the office, and they have the remote app so they can roam the world and still keep a beady eye on their prize possessions.
Tripping RCD: Water ingress into outside bollard light
Emergency Call Out: Burning smell from cooker
We attended a property within 18 hours to a customer who had reports of a burning plastic smell when they last used the cooker. We quickly found the offending article, reterminated (the terminals were still fully intact, luckily) and tested for good continuity, RCD trip times and all that jazz.
Lights no longer working: loose connection led to burn out
Outside power: Garden manshed install
Installation: New utility room with unvented cylinder, boiler, and white goods.
Installation: Replace electrical installation for new variable speed ventilation unit for commercial kitchen in Southeast London.
Tripping RCD: RCD tripped when hob was turned on
Tripping RCD and popping fuses: Faulty shower
This is merely the tip of the iceberg of the work we carry out on a day-to-day basis. If you’re in need of a local electrician, please do not hesitate to call 07478159026 or fill out one of our quick and convenient Help Me! forms dotted around the website and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.