My electrics have tripped. Can you help?

My electrics have tripped.  Can you help?

My electrics have tripped. Can you help?

A fuse box that keeps tripping indicates that there is a problem with either a faulty electrical item or wiring in your home. 

RCDs (Residual Current Devices) look for abnormal currents and shut off the power supply the moment they detect anything unusual.  They are a vital safety device and protect you from electric shocks, so while the tripping may seem annoying, bear in mind that it is keeping you safe whilst flagging to you that there is something wrong.

To help identify the problem, have a think about when the tripping is occurring.  Is it when you plug in a particular appliance, or when you switch on a light?  You could try switching this particular appliance or light off and try again.  This could help you narrow down the source of the issue.

If you discover it to be one particular appliance, it is advisable to call a professional in to inspect it.

Another reason could also be overloaded sockets, especially if you have a lot of appliances plugged into the same sockets.  Watch out for this as it could be dangerous.

The fuse box itself could also be faulty – perhaps the wiring needs to be inspected?

Whether you can find the source of the issue or not, it is important to remember not to attempt any electrical work if you are unsure.  It is always recommended to use a Part P certified electrician to help identify and resolve any electrical problems in your home to ensure any work done is safe and in accordance with the regulations.

If your electrics have tripped, please… give us a call today and we will help you identify and resolve the issue in a safe and professional way.