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To call or not to call? If that’s the question, take a look at this list below.  

The lights/sockets/network outlets aren’t working

You’ll need an electrician to spot whether you have problems with the electrical installation, or with the light, sockets or outlets themselves. Sockets and outlets in floor traps are particularly prone to damage, these should only be dealt with by a qualified electrician.

We’re changing the office around

You may be upsizing, downsizing, changing the teams around or moving into new offices: either way you need to make changes to sockets and network outlets to make things work for all of you. We’ll add, move, or take out anything that will help your people settle in.

The entryphone system/intercom is faulty

You can’t let people in or the bell doesn’t work. The problem needs investigation by an electrician.

There’s been a flood or leak

We’ve tested many a workplace after a flood or leak, checking that the fixed wiring, light fittings and  sockets are still safe.  If there’s only been a small leak into a light fitting, allow a few days to elapse before checking: often the water dries out on its own leaving no ill-effects. But if sockets and/or fixed wiring may have been affected, or issues have arisen because of a substantial incident, these should not be left to chance.

The fuse board has tripped and no-one can reset it

Sudden loss of power can be very dramatic, but that doesn’t mean you have a serious problem. If you can reset your fuse box yourself, its likely that the trip was caused by a faulty appliance which should be replaced. But if the fuse box switch won’t stay up, or trips repeatedly in a short period of time, you will need an electrician to diagnose what is going wrong.

Our machines/appliances aren’t working

This is always a judgement call: as either the power supply could have failed or the appliance itself could be faulty. If you can unplug the item that isn’t working, and try something else in its socket, that should tell you whether the socket or supply has failed. If more than one item in the area is no longer functioning, that can also be a power supply issue. That’s the time to call an electrician. Otherwise the problem is more likely to lie with the machine or appliance; call a specialist repairer first.

Everything’s suddenly stopped working

Power cuts are, thankfully, rare. But if all the electrics fail suddenly, check what’s going on in neighbouring properties. If they’re in the same boat, there’s probably been a power cut. An electrician won’t be able to help. Please contact your electrical supplier: whose number will be on your electricity bill. Alternatively, UK Power Networks on 0800 0280247 may be able to help.

If we can help you with your electrical needs, please call us on 020 8451 0345.