Anyone who has experienced the power supply tripping off during a stormy rain or when you flip a switch knows what a tripped fuse box is. In situations like this, it is advisable to call a local domestic electrician as soon as you can to avoid an electrical hazard.
Don’t worry, no cause for alarm
The fuse box is made in such a way that when it detects any form of irregularity in the flow of current, it immediately shuts off. This shutting off is a security measure to avoid an electrical hazard.
If you choose to investigate this yourself, you could check your fuse box and find which switches are in the off position. Apart from the main switch, check if any of the other switches are off, then it means that the source of the problem is from that section of your home. If this is a one-time occurrence, you can try switching the off switches on.
In cases of consistent tripping
Some of the major causes of consistent tripping include;
- A faulty electrical appliance
- Socket overload
- Faulty wiring
Faulty Electrical Appliance
If every time you switch on a particular appliance in your home you notice that the fuse box trips off then the issue is likely from there. If this is the case, then you can solve this issue by replacing the faulty appliance.
You can switch off all the electrical appliances in your home then switch on the mains (fuse box). After which, you can then switch each one on one by one to see which one trips the fuse box. If you still can’t find a cause, you can then contact us at Electric Works London.
In situations where you have a couple of appliances that require high voltage being plugged to one socket, then it is likely that an electric surge would occur. It is then advisable that you spread these appliances to different power outlets, so you don’t have to overload one socket.
If you find yourself needing more sockets, then you can contact us, and we would provide you with a domestic electrician who would install new sockets at suitable locations in your home.
In situations where only the main switch in the fuse box keeps tripping off, it could indicate a problem with the neutral in the fuse box wiring. At this point, we advise you to seek the help of one of our emergency electrician in London.
To detect the issue through circuit diagnosis, we advise you ask the electrician to carry out an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR). This would check for the condition of your fuse box, its general safety and ensure it’s on par with IET wiring regulations. This checks would lead to solving any minor electrical issue you may have, and our electrician will provide you with a comprehensive report.
Contact us at Electric Works London
For your fuse box electrical issues, contact us at Electric works on 020 71834006 or send us a mail to request for one of our 24-hour emergency electrician in London.