Electrical Rewiring in Dulwich
At Worthy Electrical Services (WES) we provide electrical services for both commercial and domestic customers in the Dulwich area of London. We understand the importance of keeping your wiring and electrical installations in check, which is why we offer a wide range of services. These include rewiring, lighting installations, replacement of fuse boxes, socket replacement, and fault finding. All of our team are
NAPIT certified and we are members of the NICEIC Part-P and Trustmark schemes. Alongside this, we are also dedicated members of the Electrical Competent Persons Scheme, giving you peace of mind that all work carried out will always comply with safety guidelines.
If you are in need of electrical services, please get in contact with us today.
When it comes to electrics, it is crucial to have them in safe, working order. Our team are on hand to carry out a variety of electrical services that you may require. These include:
Domestic installations Inspections and testing Commercial installations Electrical condition reports (ECR) Fault finding and repair Additional sockets Consumer unit/fuse box upgrades New installations Kitchen upgrades Bathroom upgrades Emergency lighting External lighting Security lighting Full and part rewires Light fitting changes
If you cannot see a service listed above, then please get in touch as we may be able to help. You can call today on 0208 6742098 or fill in our online contact form.
The Importance of Rewiring
Rewiring a home or business is important to ensure the safety of those within it. There are several benefits to the rewiring of your property, including increased safety and improvement of the value of your home. If your electrics have been recently re-done, then when it comes to selling a potential buyer may be more tempted to purchase. Any appliances or devices that use the electrical circuit will also be better protected with new wiring in place, as they are less likely to suffer from electrical malfunctions. According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), a voltage of around 50 volts is enough to stop the heart from beating, prevent breathing, and cause muscle spasms.
There are some signs that you can look out for that indicate when it is time for you to rewire. These include:
Fuses blowing regularly Flickering and dimmed lights Bulbs burning out Tripped breakers Sizzling or buzzing noises Burning smell Sparks as you unplug or plug in a cord Electric shocks Discoloured or hot cords, plates or plugs Loose outlets Cut, cracked or broken insulation
If you have noticed any of these signs, then you should contact an electrician as soon as possible. Other reasons that should cause you to carry out rewiring are if your home is more than 40 years old. Older properties tend to have out-of-date wiring and are more likely to develop problems.
As a business owner, the last thing you want is for your electrics to stop working as a result of a fault. With our electricians, we conduct fault finding diagnostic tests to discover exactly what the problem is. When investigating electrics, it is always important to put safety first. This is why you should always get a fully trained electrician to undertake your work. If you are worried about an electrical fault, there are some things you can safely do to prevent a problem from getting worse before an electrician can be on site. Switching off the main power at the fuse box or consumer unit helps to isolate the circuit that holds the problem. Turning off the breaker and locking it can also be helpful, as well as leaving a note close to the unit to inform what work needs to be done if you know.
Understanding an electrical fault can be aided by having a clear view of what an electric circuit is. Typically, a circuit is made up of an electrical component, switches, fuses, relays, fusible links, or circuit breakers. When complete, the circuit will allow electricity to flow through the components. Circuits always require a power source, connections, and electrical components to work properly. Within a home circuit you are likely to see a fuse box or consumer unit, 32A ring circuits, 20A radial circuit, cookers, branches, 6A lighting circuits, and more.
Upgrading Your Fuse Board
Ensuring that you have a fully working fuse board is crucial to the success of your housing circuit. Without this, sections of the electrics may fail. A fuse board typically includes a main isolating switch, at least one RCD (Residual Current Device), a fuse or MCB (Miniature Circuit Breaker), earth connection block, and one or two neutral connection blocks. Only one fuse can supply one circuit at a time, and each circuit can supply up to a large number of loads. Knowing where your fuse box is in case of emergencies is important, so it is worth keeping a note.
If your fuse board has a wooden back, a mixture of fuses, and cast-iron switches, then it needs to be replaced. These boards date back to the 1960s and with more modern alternatives available, it is better to update. Problems can develop easily with older fuse boxes, including the breakdown of insulation, electrical screws can come loose, and your fuses may trip. Also, if your fuse box does not have an RCD then it needs replacing.
Dulwich and the Wider Area
The area of Dulwich sits in the south of London and was formerly part of the parish of Camberwell. While in the area there are plenty of things to do, including a visit to
Belair House, the Dulwich Picture Gallery, or Dulwich Park. If you are in the Dulwich area and require electrical services, please get in contact with our friendly team today. Contact Us Today
Electrics are a major part of all our lives, whether we are at home or running a business. Many things run off electricity today and maintaining your electrical circuit is important to ensure you get the most from your power supply. At Worthy Electrical Services we provide crucial electrical services to customers in and around the Dulwich and wider London area.
For more information and to book our services, call us today on
0208 6742098 or fill in our online contact form.