Plug Sockets & Light Switches

J&C Contractors (UK) Ltd provide additional plug socket and light switch installations to give additional electrical points in properties. We also test and improve the safety of existing sockets and switches that may be faulty and also replace existing socket and switch faceplates with new ones. They are an essential part of any property, providing constant power to lamps, TV’s, PC’s and other appliances.

Lots of people use extension leads as a way to get power to other areas. However, most people do not realise that using multiple extension leads can cause plug sockets to overload. This can be extremely dangerous and create fire hazards. Unfortunately, with power sockets often in constant use for years on end with no maintenance, they are prone to damage that may be overlooked.

Not addressing damage to a plug socket as it develops can result in power failures, electrical fires and expensive remedial work. If appliances plugged into your outlets are sporadically switching off and back on again, you should first check that the appliance itself isn’t faulty by plugging it into a different socket. If the appliance works fine, it could be a sign that your power outlet is damaged. This can be caused by a number of issues and you should get a qualified electrician to investigate and repair it.

Corrosion, build up of dust, overloading and poor wiring can all cause power outlets to generate excessive heat when in use. If you observe any scorch marks or hot plugs and sockets, switch the outlet off at the wall before unplugging any appliances. If you do not do this, it could cause an electrical fire. The socket should not be used again until it has been properly inspected.

Fuses constantly blowing can be very frustrating and can be caused by a number of issues. If you have a fuse that keeps blowing, try plugging the appliance in to a different socket. If it doesn’t blow, then there is most likely a problem with the socket. Over time, the faceplates that cover plug sockets can become worn down and crack. Cracks not only expose live wires but can also pose a serious fire risk through the dust that harbours within them.

If you notice a crack, you should discontinue the use of that power socket until it is fixed or replaced. You need to get in touch with a qualified electrician as soon as possible, dependant on the severity and scale of the issue, it could be that a rewire is needed. A cracking, popping or buzzing sound coming from your socket indicates that there is something severely wrong. This is called arcing and is usually caused by damaged or loose wires. Without being inspected, this could result in a blown out plug or more severely, an electrical fire.

We can replace your sockets so they are safer and more suitably placed. Additionally, we can install various finishes and even install a USB point for charging mobile phones and tablets. We have many years experience replacing and installing outlets, switches and plug sockets. As fully qualified Part P Electricians, we can review your current sockets and recommended any repairs and modifications. We cover Essex, London and the surrounding areas.

For further information regarding our plug socket and light switch installation and repair services and to discuss your requirements with us, please contact us for free advice, a free home inspection and quotation on 01702 600350 or 07889 004 903. Alternatively, you can contact us by way of email to: or by using our contact form on our contact page.

Our range of plug socket and light switch installation and repair services include:

  • Repair existing faulty sockets and switches
  • Replace existing faceplates
  • Install additional sockets and switches
  • Improve your property’s safety standards
  • Comply with electrical wiring regulations
  • Increase your home’s energy efficiency
  • Cost effective home upgrade


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We would recommend J&C Contractors (UK) Ltd to anyone looking for an electrican. They installed six additional plug sockets around our house to an amazing standard. Superb job.

We contacted J&C Contractors (UK) Ltd for a quote for a first and second fix for a new extension on our house. We were happy with the quote and went ahead with the work. The final result is magnificent. They are brilliant at what they do and we would not hesitate to use them again.