As NICEIC accredited and Which? Trusted Trader electricians we can handle any domestic electrical job, from fitting sockets and switches to a complete rewire within a new build or complex redevelopment property. This includes indoor electrics such as your kitchen and bathroom or outdoor electrics such as garden lighting and security floodlights.
Fixing or replacing old/faulty fuse boxes, resetting circuit breakers and testing Residual Current Devices (RCD) is a regular occurrence as is working alongside architects and developers on larger installations.
Domestic electrics have to be tested every 10 years for legal and safety reasons.
If you own a property more than 25 years old you will need to check that the electrical wiring is safe. Faulty or out of date wiring can cause an electric shock, not to mention the risk of a fire so never take chances.
We carry out small and large-scale electrical rewires and inspections in a multitude of domestic settings. If you think you have out-of-date components such as round pin sockets, dolly switches, rubber/fabric/lead insulated cabling or an old-fashioned fuse box, get in touch for a FREE quote … call 01785 661199 today.
Living in today’s technology driven and gadget age, there’s not much we can do without a power source. That’s why it’s so important to stay up-to-date with electricity and building regulations to ensure you’ll always have access to power.
Lighting fittings and repairs
Professionally designed and installed lighting makes a real difference in any environment to create mood and ambience.
LED lighting is becoming the preferred light source due to its energy efficiency and durability. Available as wall lights, spotlights, ceiling lights and under cupboard lights, and is electronically controlled by any device, it makes an attractive proposition. LED lighting can be used in outdoor settings such as a garden where colour change floodlights highlight features or create an atmosphere for a social event.
Fuse boards and sockets
A fuse box (or consumer unit) is what delivers electricity around your property. They contain three components: fuses (or circuit breakers), main switch and Residual Current Devices (RCDs). They may also contain circuit breakers. It is a good idea to familiarise yourself with the main switch as this is what turns off the electricity in an emergency.
Residual Current Devices (RCDs) are a safety feature that instantly disconnects a circuit from the electricity supply when a fault occurs. Circuit breakers work in a similar way, automatically switching off a circuit if a fault is detected. These are a common feature on modern fuse boards but older boards will contain re-wireable fuses.
Sockets perform a vital function but it’s very easy to overload a socket by plugging in too many appliances and increase the risk of a fire as a result.
As a Which? Trusted Trader we often see this with domestic electrical installations. In many cases, it is due to overloading but in some situations, the wrong appliance is plugged into a socket or extension lead, exceeding the maximum current rating.
There are a few simple tips such as always use a 4-way extension lead rather than the block-shaped adaptor and check the current rating before you plug appliances in. Check the condition of your sockets and appliances and if they look damaged or faulty do not proceed … staying safe is down to common sense.
Don’t gamble your safety – trust in your local domestic electrician
Based in Stafford and covering the whole of Staffordshire, Day and Knight Electrical Solutions are well equipped to handle the challenges of any electrical installation and maintenance project. Working across domestic, commercial and industrial sectors Day and Knight are 17th AMD3 Edition qualified, approved by NICEIC and Part P (Building Regulations), and work to BS7671 regulations.
Founded by David Knight, the team recently celebrated becoming one of top four Which? Trusted Trader finalists out of 6000 contractors.
When time is of the essence and you need a reliable and trustworthy team, call Day and Knight Electrical Solutions today 01785 66119.