Electrical Repairs in London
Did you know that 46% of domestic fires in England in 2021 were caused by cooking appliances?
Improperly installed or replaced electric cookers are just one of many areas that a general London electrician can help you with.
Excel Electricians can inspect your home installation to prevent electrical fires and keep you, your family and neighbours safe.
We have put together a complete guide on our current electrical services, so keep reading on for more information on how we can help you, your home, or your business.
Domestic Electrical Issues
Electrical issues can be as extensive as 'middle of the night emergencies' to simple repairs.
Remodels and renovations require a general electrician who can ensure that your electrical consumer unit and wiring are up-to-date.
In 2021 over 50% of UK homeowners were planning renovations. Compared to 2019, that is an almost five per cent increase.
Overloaded or incompatible panels can cause electrical fires and impede your appliances' function. Here is a comprehensive list of services offered by London electricians for your home's electrical needs:
- Remote electrical DIY repairs
- 24-hour emergency electrical repair services
- Replacing fuse boxes
- Underfloor heating repair
- Storage heater repairs and installations
- Installing electric cooking appliances
- Installing extractor fans
- Security lights
- Repairing electric water heaters
- Lighting installation and repairs
The fully qualified engineers at Excel Electricians provide 24/7 emergency services for electrical repairs and issues. Addressing electrical problems when they arise can save you time, money, and avoid the risk of house damage.
Remote DIY Electrical Repairs
Video call troubleshooting is a unique service offered by Excel Electricians.
If you live in the London area, you can simply book a video call, chat with one of our qualified electricians, and get a quick diagnosis.
Your electrician will walk you through the entire process and do his best to guide you so you can fix the electrical problems yourself. All for a flat fee of just £15.
On the chance that your electrical issues are beyond the DIY remote approach, the £15 charge will be waived if you decide to call on of our experts to come to your your home.
24 Hour Emergency Repairs
When electrical problems arise, you need a trusted and professional service in the London area that you can rely on.
At Excel Electricians, we diagnose and fix 85% of emergency calls within 60 minutes of arrival.
Here are some of the following emergency electrical repairs performed:
- Diagnosing electrical faults
- Underfloor heating repairs
- Repairing tripped circuit
In addition to these emergencies, any issues with the following electrical services listed above can be addressed at any time, any day of the week.
Fuse Box Replacement
Fuse boxes are similar to electrical consumer units, but it uses fuses versus circuit breakers. When electrical overloads occur, the wire within the fuse will melt and the circuit trips, creating a power outage. An old fuse box can create more risks in your house, and upgrading to an electrical consumer unit bypasses the fuse and avoids melted wires.
They are safer, easier to fix, and compliant with updated codes and regulations. There are three types of electrical consumer units that a general electrician can install:
- Main switch consumer unit
- Dual RCD consumer unit
- High integrity consumer unit
Average labour and parts expenses will total around £375 to £550. You should not install consumer units yourself since you need a certificate that adheres to building regulations. Qualified London electricians can only provide these services and certifications.
Underfloor Heating Repairs
Electric underfloor can keep you and your family warm during the cold winter months.
When your heated floor stops working, a qualified electricians can easily detect where the fault is located using thermal imaging.
This process avoids lifting the floors and can provide a quick diagnosis.
If you are struggling to an answer through fixing your electric display, temperature sensor, or electrical cable, call on the professionals for the best and quickest results.
Excel Electricians focuses on two key areas for storage heaters:
Storage heaters only last 10 to 15 years before needing a replacement.
Removing storage heaters is not a project you should try yourself since it can pose a significant health risk for you and your family.
For more information on learning how to reset your storage heater, be sure and check out information on Excel Electricians' storage heater repair page.
Electric Water Heaters
Issues with electric water heaters can include not heating correctly or taking too long to heat up.
You might need a larger appliance that better fits your home's needs.
Other problems could be the thermostat, electrical heating element, or fuse box.
Before calling the experts at Excel Electricians, try resetting your heater or check your electrical consumer box to see if a circuit breaker tripped.
You should rewire your home every 25 to 30 years to alleviate the risk of faulty or outdated wiring. Old wiring can cause an electrical fire, electrocution, and more.
In addition to replacing your home's electrical wiring every 25 to 30 years, you should have regular maintenance scheduled every ten years.
Other signs you may need new electrical wiring are frequently tripped circuits, flickering lights, or dimmed lights. How much will this cost you?
A three to four-bedroom house can cost £3,000 to £4,500 and take ten days.
Electric Cooker Installation
An electric cooker can replace your old gas cooker and give your kitchen a much-needed makeover.
Excel Electricians help you install two types of electric cookers:
- Electric coil cooktop
- Electric smooth top cookers
Both are typically cheaper than gas stoves. Removing your old stove can raise your final price, but you can expect an electric cooker installation to cost up to £160.
Only certified electricians can install cookers, so call on the professionals before trying it yourself.
There are three main types of extractor fans: axial, centrifugal, and inline. They can help improve air quality and protect your walls and windows. In bathrooms, extractor fans play a critical role in preventing mould and other harmful allergens.
If you already own an extractor fan, it may be time for a replacement. Here are some key signs you need a general electrician for your extractor fan replacement:
- Loud sounds
- Noticeable damage
- Doesn't power on
- Excessive moisture or smoke build-up
To prolong the life of your extractor fan, ensure you regularly clean the fan and filter. Since 2006, building regulations have required UK property owners to have adequate ventilation and extractors, so ensure your building or home is up to code.
Security Light Installation
Burglars often target homes and businesses without security installation.
While it continues to be problematic in the London area, burglaries have decreased by over 30% since 2019 and 2020.
You can keep your home, family, or employees safe through outdoor security light fittings.
To help you do this we can fit the following security light :
- Motion sensor lights
- Halogen floodlights
- Solar floodlights
The most common security lights in the London area are halogen floodlights although It may increase your energy costs. Solar flood lights with LED bulbs can be more cost-effective for your home.
Light Installation and Repairs
One of the simplest electrical repair services is upgrading and installing new light fixtures.
You can opt for dimmer or three and four-way switches for more modern lighting.
Our qualified electricians can ensure that repairs and dimmer switch replacements are safely performed.
While you could do it yourself, building regulations and codes require a qualified individual to check your work.
Excel Electricians can upgrade, repair, or add more lighting to your home.
Getting Started With Electrical Repairs
Full-serviced electrical repairs can help keep your home or business safe and prevent overheated wires, overloaded panels, and electrical fire risks.
In the London area, it's important to have adequately functioning appliances for indoor air quality control, humidity management, and safely heating and cooling your residence.
If you are concerned about the safety of your home and your family due to electrical malfunction, give us a call today.
Why Choose Excel Electricians?
At Excel Electricians, we pride ourselves on high consumer satisfaction, transparent rates, and efficient services.
For your business or home, we can guarantee our electrical work and offer 24/7 services that can bring an electrician to your doorstep within one to two hours.
Excel Electricians LTD
3 Downbank Avenue
Tel: 07947 194448
Open: Monday-Sunday 24/7