Electrical Emergency Call Out
A recent task for one of our electricians in Edinburgh came about after receiving a call at around 9pm on a Sunday night. It was a local property maintenance company based in the Corstorphine area of Edinburgh, who were in desperate need of someone to attend a property that they sub letted, due to there being a massive leak pouring in from the flat above.
The electrician on call that night was Steven, and after he managed to assure the property maintenance manager that everything would be alright, they arranged for him to visit the property within the hour to prevent further damage from happening.
After attending site to what he could only describe as a ‘mini tsunami in the living room’, our electrician got straight to work to isolate all necessary circuits that could have been affected by the leak. Luckily for the tenant, the bedrooms and kitchen were on the opposite side of the property and remained safe to use whenever needed.
After completing the works that evening, we got another phone call from the property maintenance company asking us to carry out an EICR which was requested by the landlord to ensure all electrics in the property were up to the required safety standards. During this test, one of our electricians highlighted various issues within the installation, none more so than the wiring throughout the property was actually lead cabling – indicating that the flat hadn’t been rewired in over 50 years! This worried the owner to say the least and after a quote was agreed between both parties, our team pencilled the full rewire in the diary and got to work on the task ahead.
Included in the rewire of the property was a fuse board upgrade, mains powered smoke alarms, a nest heating system installation, LED lighting throughout and new switches and sockets. It just goes to show that without having an Electrical Installation Condition Report carried out on your home, you have no idea how safe, or in this case, unsafe the electrical installation may be. If you are in need of an Electrical Emergency Call Out get in touch with us.