If your home is suddenly without power, the first place to look is your fuse box. A faulty appliance or power surge may have tripped a switch or blown a fuse. First see if all the switches point upwards – if not, simply flick them all upward. If you’re still without electricity, you can try to reset the main switch.
If it’s still not working or one of the switches won’t flick up, you need to call an electrician. Working with electricity poses several safety risks, so we strongly recommend getting a professional to help you. A qualified Part P electrician is certified to work with electricity in and around your home.
Before they look into the problem, they’ll make sure all your electrical appliances are switched off. They’ll then check your fuse box for blown fuses and replace them. They’ll also test the wiring and connections, and point out any faulty appliances, broken or damaged cables or overloaded power sockets. If your fuse box is old and need replacing, they’ll recommend the best solution and give you a quote for the work.
If your fuse box isn’t working, you want someone who can fix it as quickly as possible. And that means finding a tradesperson that’s local to you. With hundreds of professionals on our platform, we can match you with a qualified electrician in your area in minutes.
You can coordinate diaries and decide on a date that suits you both. Your electrician won’t have to drive far, so there’s no need to factor in travelling costs and you can book them for emergencies and any other non-urgent jobs too. They’re also fully up to date with national regulations. It’s never been easier to find a reliable Local Hero.
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