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: email@example.com or by using our contact form on our contact page.