Electricity is vital for your home but needs proper care and attention. Electrical problems can occur anytime without warning and sometimes may put your family at risk. The safety of your home can depend upon the electrical wiring. Most homeowners ignore small problems which can result in storing a problem for another day. Here are some tell tale signs:

Flickering Lights

Flickering of lights can be a sign of a defective bulb, overloaded circuit, loose light bulb or light fixtures. If the light keeps flickering constantly after replacing the bulb and the problem persists then there can be a wiring problem. In this case you need to hire an electrician to diagnose the issue.

Circuit Breaker Problems
If your circuit is breaking constantly when your circuit is overloaded then you need to check the wiring of your home. The problem can be because of high voltage or power failure which can be best diagnosed by your electrician. They will take suitable action to resolve the issue.

Warm outlets / Burning smell around outlets
A burning smell around outlets is not a good sign as this can be a serious problem and need immediate attention. Warm outlets can occur due to an overloaded outlet, loose wires or faulty switch. To resolve this problem immediately turn off the power and call a professional electrician immediately.

Electrical Shocks
If you feel an electric shock while plugging or touching the switch there can be a wiring problem. This can happen when two wires touch and current flows creating more heat than the circuit can handle.

Most people misunderstand the term PAT and believe it is a process which needs to be repeated annually which is not always the case. However, the main purpose of PAT is to maintain equipment which can cause danger to property or an individual, and to keep them updated with safe electrical equipment. The code of practice as published by many organisations suggest what types of equipment require testing and how often they require testing for better use and efficiency.

Why is it important?
Do you know that there are more than 1,000 major electrical injuries reported each year in the UK alone? These major injuries can be burns or electrical shocks and around 40 of them are fatal. There is no legal requirement of PAT testing, however, to ensure the best results and for safety, one should get testing of any equipment which seems not to be working well.

Although there is no strict requirement of PAT in UK, and there are several safety and health organisations who expect you to check working equipment on a regular basis or risk being fined up to £5,000. No one knows when a minor fault can turn into a major one and pose a potential hazard so the consequences of ignoring this should be considered carefully.

Let’s have a look at some common questions:

Question: Is PAT testing a legal requirement?
Answer: The answer we’ve mentioned in the above section is no, there is no legal requirement for PAT testing in the UK, but to have an injury free and safe property one should have it done as suggested by an electrician.

Question: If there is no legal requirement, why do we need to worry about it?
Answer: There is no legal requirement, but anyone found responsible for poor safety may be fined up to £5,000. The list includes, the user who is using equipment, administrator without having the proper knowledge, and building service manager, etc.

Question: How often do we need to go for PAT?
Answer: Annual checks for PAT are recommended to ensure the best safety possible.

So ensure the best safety possible, we’ll advise customers to have their equipment tested by their electrician as per their advise.

The electrical systems in our homes include elements such as circuitry, the fuse board, plug sockets, light switches and light installations, and often an electrical cooker too. All this wiring needs upgrading periodically to make sure it is safe and fit for purpose.

The most important thing to remember if you are thinking about re-wiring you home is that this is not a DIY job – make sure you get a qualified electrician or you are putting your home and its occupants at risk.

It may be time to get an upgrade if:

Your system is old: when it comes to electrical circuitry age matters. Modern systems offer a higher degree of safety than they did even a few decades ago, and the way we use energy today has changed, with much greater loads expected of our domestic systems.

You are using too many extensions. Everything needs a power connection these days: landline phones, your speakers, your TV’s speakers, your WiFi –not to mention all those things that need charging all the time. Our homes were often designed for much simpler times when 4 – 6 sockets per room was more than adequate, and so many people rely on multiple extension lead or adapters – a solution that is unsightly and can pose a fire risk if sockets become overloaded.

Getting the right electrician for the job

With an electrician such as Daybury on board you can be assured that your re-wiring will be carried out to the highest safety standards. We have considerable expertise in designing electrical systems that are suitable for their intended use, and can offer expert advice on maximum load, and home automation.

Find out how a fully qualified, experienced Daybury electrician could help you keep the lights on and your family safe at home.

Are you seeking an electrician and contractor specialising in BMS local to Bromsgrove, Stourbridge, or Telford?

Building Management Systems, or BMS help regulate the operation of a building and monitor aspects such as the flow or air and CO2 exchange. Sometimes these are integrated alongside energy, environmental, communications, and security systems too.

Why use BMS?

The benefits are BMS are increased control and efficiency – all aspects of the building can be overseen and managed from a central point.

A properly designed and implemented system will have benefits in energy use – for example lighting that is motion sensitive is increasingly popular in buildings from office blocks to municipal leisure centres.

Collating information about energy use patterns can also enable building managers to identify inefficiencies, and to compare usage across multiple sites.

A comprehensive BMS can bring together building systems and services such as:

  • Lighting
  • Heating and/or humidity/CO2 control
  • CCTV
  • Area access control
  • IT and telecoms
  • Fire and sprinkler systems
  • Power systems

With all these elements brought together and increasingly digitised, it is possible to have remote or potable control, through internet connectivity, and to use advanced levels of analysis.

Finding a BMS contactor

Daybury Electrical Services Ltd

As an electrician and electrical contractor based in the Bromsgrove, Stourbridge, and Telford area, we are specialists in BMS installation. We offer a range of services to the industrial, commercial, and domestic sectors, and our work with plant and large installations contributes to us being able to install and maintain complex BMS.

If you are planning to install BMS, or to upgrade existing systems, we can offer an experienced, multi-skilled team, and excellent contract delivery.

What buildings can benefit from BMS?

We have installed systems in buildings covering a wide range of uses: retail spaces, offices, industrial and agricultural complexes, for example.

If you want to find out if you could benefit from BMS, get in touch today for more information.

Title-1An electrician is a person specially trained and qualified to deal with the design, installation, repair,inspection, and maintenance of electrical systems and appliances. An electrician is the right person to call if you need an electrical circuit fixing or any work involving a mains electrical current. Be it at home or in the office, a good electrician should be able to provide the services you need, with minimal disruption and clearly stated fees. Many electricians may be experts in a particular field, with specialisms such as construction, residential, commercial or industrial electrical engineering.
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There when you need a repair, or for the installation of everything from lights and electric cookers to burglar alarms, this electrician is the one most of us might call from time to time. If you have any doubts about the safety or proficiency of your household electronics, a professional electrician will be able to offer sound advice. An electrician experienced in working in their customer’s homes should be able to work tidily and with consideration for you and your interior decoration.

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Commercial Electrician

A commercial electrician will be an expert in the increasingly complex electrical systems found in your average office or retail space. Working with IT, security, emergency, and environmental control in addition to basic power supply and lighting circuits, a commercial electrician is more and more likely to be knowledgeable about automation and the centralised control of a building’s operation. A good commercial electrician will coordinate effectively with other technicians as required, from lift engineers, to IT specialists.
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Industrial Electricians

An industrial electrician will specialise in the needs that are particular to sites such as factories, farms, workshops and areas utilising heavy machinery. This job requires experience and expertise in working with additional hazards, such as moisture and high voltages. If you run an industrial installation you will rely on this kind of electrician for all kinds of day to day maintenance, repair and inspection work, as well as electrical engineering and design solutions.
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Electrical contractors can specialise in the installation of systems in new build developments, both residential and commercial. They will be experienced in working alongside other onsite technical teams overseen by the project manager, and may be responsible for the design and placement of circuits in addition to their installation. As an electrical contractor on a building site you may be required to find solutions as you work and adapt to changes in spec as the building progresses. You will certainly be an expert in buildings regulations and the safety and quality standards required of the systems in any new construction.switchNo job is too big or too small if you have the right kind of electrician on hand. From a quick repair or fitting at home, to the installation of your new integrated IT and security systems at sites across the UK, it’s just a matter of knowing what service you need and who is best to supply it. Always ensure a qualified electrician carries out any work on your home or business, as mistakes can pose a serious risk to health and safety.