When to call an electrician?

In the daily running of your business, it can be easy to overlook any small electrical issues that may occur, at least until these become much larger and more problematic. But by this point, your electrical issue could be a real danger to your property and any staff or employees, as well as being much more expensive to resolve. So how do you know when to call an electrician? Well, here at Walker electrical, we are Preston’s leading electrical experts. From industrial to commercial properties, we provide a range of electrical services, including professional lighting. As a result, we have produced this guide to some of the important situations that require a professional electrician.

Do you know when to call an electrician?

There are a number of instances when you should consider calling an electrician as soon as possible, even if you think the problem is only minor. These include:

  • Flickering lights
  • Sparking or smoking sockets
  • Circuit breakers tripping

Flickering lights

Flickering lights can be caused by a multitude of factors, including the wrong combination of bulb and light fitting, or more seriously, loose wiring or loose connectors. This means that if left unchecked, your flickering lights could stop working altogether because of a break or fault in the circuit, or even cause an electrical fire.

Sparking or smoking sockets

If you’re working hard in your day to job requirements, you might be tempted to simply not use this socket, and get on with your day. But unfortunately, this would certainly not fit with electrical safety legislation, whichever sector you work in. And leaving this unchecked could make your property unsafe, and this could result in further damage or injury.

Circuit breakers tripping

Circuits tripping is often nothing to worry about, and simply reflects a faulty appliance that has been plugged in, or more commonly too many appliances plugged in at once. However, this is also a common indicator of a larger problem, and should be seen by an electrician as soon as possible.

For more information or advice, get in touch with Preston’s leading professionals today, here at Walker Electrical.