Electrical Repairs & Faults

It’s not surprising that electrical faults can pose a serious safety risk for you and your family. Early identification is crucial to prevent the potential for fire or electrocution.

Smillie’s qualified electricians are adept at swiftly diagnosing faults in your home and providing suitable electrical repair solutions or replacing non-functioning parts.

Electrical Repairs & Faults: Our team conducts a thorough examination of the factors contributing to the issues in your home, such as wiring faults, switchboard faults, or faulty electrical appliances. We recommend necessary electrical maintenance and carry out repairs to ensure your home is once again safe.

Electricity Supply Issues: Before contacting us, it’s advisable to check if your area is experiencing an outage (or ‘blackout’). If your neighbors are also without electricity, it’s likely due to a supplier outage rather than a fault in your home.

Common Electrical Faults: Experiencing sporadic power dropouts? Feeling a minor electrical shock or encountering short-circuiting of electrical goods? These issues often indicate electrical faults. Here’s a list of some common electrical faults and their potential impacts:

1. Electrical Surges: Brief flashes of electricity, akin to lightning in your home, can cause significant damage, including fires, circuit breaker damage, and costly destruction of other outlets.

2. Flickering Lights: Dimming, flickering, or burnt-out lightbulbs may result from loose electrical wiring or voltage fluctuations, leading to the risk of arcing and potential fire hazards.

3. Constant Circuit Breaker Tripping: Frequent tripping indicates either excessive power consumption or a ground fault. A ground fault involves unintended contact between electrical components, triggering the circuit breaker as a safety measure.

4. Electrical Shocks: Improperly installed electrical wires, damaged wires, or wires in close proximity can cause electrical shocks when plugging in appliances. While more common in older homes with poorly fitted circuits, this issue can still occur today.

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