NICEIC is the electrical contracting industries independent voluntary body for electrical installation matters throughout the UK. Employing an NICEIC registered electrician is a householder’s best way to ensure a safe job.
Part to the Building Regulations, Part P brings domestic electrical installation work in England and Wales under the legal framework of the Building Regulations. It will, for the first time, place a legal requirement for safety upon electrical installation work … Continue reading
Nine times out of ten the fault is on an appliance. Unplug or isolate all appliances such as kettles, TVs, washing machines, etc. Does it reset now? If not call out an approved electrician. If the R.C.D. does reset, plug … Continue reading
Possible cause is that the surge from the blown lamp has tripped the M.C.B. (miniature circuit breaker) for that circuit at the mains board. – Reset M.C.B. and replace blown lamp. If this still does not work, call out an … Continue reading
Usually this is caused by a poor connection but it can also be caused by the wrong size lamp being installed in lamp holder or worn contacts on lamp. Change lamp for correct size, if still flickering then call out … Continue reading
A fluorescent fitting has stopped working. The tube has been replaced but although glowing both ends will not reach full brightness.
Approximately 6 inches from the end of the case, usually on the side of the fitting but sometimes behind the lamp, is the starter unit. Turn anti-clockwise to remove, replace starter and try unit again. (It is always recommended to … Continue reading
Possibly a loose connection in the plug top or a loose port in the socket. Check plug top connection to see if all is O.K. Checking of socket connections should be carried out by an approved electrician, but check ports … Continue reading
If a full rewire has just been carried out it should be tested after 10 years then every 10 years after that date. If you intend to rent out the property the testing should be carried out every 5 years … Continue reading
Do not cover the detector under any circumstances. The bleeping is to warn you the unit battery requires replacement. You should replace with a good quality battery every year and this will avoid bleeping in the future.
I recently put my property up for rent with a Letting Agency. They have told me a P.A.T. test is required. What is a P.A.T. test and how often does it
P.A.T. stands for Portable Appliance Test. It should be carried out by a competent person on any electrical item left in the property for use by the tenant and it must be carried out on each item once a year. … Continue reading
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