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21 01, 2020

Do You Need PAT Testing?

2020-07-08T10:10:12+00:00January 21st, 2020|

PAT Testing While most people think that portable appliances like electric kettles and toast machines are safe, the truth is that these items have been blamed for a lot of fires, which is why you should do PAT testing or Portable Appliance testing on them. If you don’t believe portable appliances can cause fires, think back to the time of May 2007 Cutty Sark fire. It was triggered by a vacuum cleaner left was plugged in overnight. The fire actually [...]

18 01, 2020

Putting Safety First

2020-07-08T10:10:24+00:00January 18th, 2020|

It's a good idea for anyone involved with something as potentially dangerous as working with electricity to be prepared. It not only can save your life, but it can also save others who live in the home. Putting Safety First When doing any kind of wiring make sure that the electricity is off in that area. If you're not sure of how to do so then you may just want to shut it all off because you do not want [...]

22 07, 2019

Common Home Electrical Problems

2020-05-30T06:35:29+00:00July 22nd, 2019|

Some of our most common callouts relate to household electrical issues. As a group, they can vary greatly but typically many of the issues that we are required to deal with are far more common than others. Obviously attempting to sort any type of electrical issues can be dangerous and if you are going to attempt to do this yourself before you even attempt any form of detection and/or DIY fix solutions, it is absolutely essential that you know what [...]

16 06, 2019

The Only Phonecall You Will Need To Make

2020-05-30T06:35:49+00:00June 16th, 2019|

We take great pride in our reputation as high-class plumbers but did you also know what we offer a range of services to our customers? Our electrical, plumbing, heating and services complement each other very well, especially with boiler repairs that are often due to electrical faults. Personal Service We take great pride in our ability to ensure that we provide all of our customers with a quality service which is both personal and reliable. We do not use call [...]

5 01, 2019

Keep Safe With J & P’s Electrical Fault ‘Spot List’

2019-04-04T10:54:38+00:00January 5th, 2019|

Faulty electrics are a common problem within London and have the potential to be extremely dangerous. Causing 12,500 fires and 2,000 electric shock accidents in the home each year, according to the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting (NICEIC), it is absolutely essential that you take no risks and leave any problems to the professionals. Whilst the worst things that can happen for many aspects of home DIY are not actually that bad, any mistakes relating to electricity could [...]

12 09, 2018

A Quick and Simple Guide To Changing a Plug

2019-04-12T10:57:56+00:00September 12th, 2018|

One of the most common electrical tasks we face as householders is the need to wire a plug. However a surprising number of people are unaware of exactly how to do this and we felt as though it would be helpful to draw up a quick and simple guide designed to help our followers to change a plug should the need arise. Before starting, make sure that you have a medium sized flat head screwdriver to hand. Step 1: Open [...]

5 07, 2018

Top 5 Reasons Why You Might Need An Electrician?

2019-04-24T15:55:45+00:00July 5th, 2018|

Very few of us have been lucky enough to escape an electrical fault in our home at one point or another. One moment everything is fine and the next catastrophe! This inevitably leads to the question, what do we do next? Do we a) have a go at fixing the problem ourselves or b) do we pick up the phone and call in the professionals? Whether you go for option a) or b) is often entirely dependent upon your own [...]

25 05, 2015

Common Emergency Electrical Situations That Can Happen In The Home

2019-03-19T12:24:32+00:00May 25th, 2015|

Electricity is vital to our daily lives. Anyone who has experienced a power outage knows how difficult it can be to get anything done without a steady supply of electricity. You cannot cook, watch the TV, or even see very well to name just a few of things that can happen when the power goes out during the evening. However, electricity also can be dangerous. There are a number of common electrical emergencies that can occur if you are not [...]

4 04, 2015

Why Electrical Problems Should Be Left For An Electrician

2019-03-19T12:26:36+00:00April 4th, 2015|

Whilst electricity is something that everyone is only too aware of, it is not unusual for people to underestimate just how powerful electricity is and when this happens, it can lead to costly and dangerous mistakes. However, despite this, when people are aware of some type of electrical problem in their home, they still attempt to do the repair work on their own. This is when people should know why the electrical problems should be left for an electrician, rather [...]

18 07, 2014

Top Tips To Save Energy Through Lighting Control

2018-06-18T11:32:07+00:00July 18th, 2014|

We are all constantly searching for ways to make cutbacks and savings in our homes. Did you know though that the very latest in lighting technologies, sensors and control equipment can increase your energy savings? Making Significant Cuts The best way to save energy and make significant cuts within your home is by using the latest energy saving products and controls. When considering lighting for your building, you must make sure it complies with Part L of the building regulations. [...]

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