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Electricians & Electrical Engineers

Electricity like water is at the heart of every home. Whether you use it for lighting, cooking, working or entertainment, we all rely on it. However when the fixtures and fittings we have in our home go wrong, or no longer suit our needs, then you need someone knowledgeable and reliable to help resolve the issue.

Electricians in Watford, Rickmansworth & Hertfordshire

At Ben Guest Services we have been helping people install, maintain and repair their electrical systems since 2003 and with experienced and qualified engineers we are confident that we can provide the service you require.

Our engineers are happy to be called on for anything from fitting a light through to a complete re-wire. We are happy to come and provide a free estimate for larger works.

At Ben Guest Services we want to save you money and also do our best to save the environment. Have a look in our advice section to see how you could save money on your electric bills. There are solutions to suit all budgets and situations.

Our number one priority is to keep you safe and here are a few simple bits of electrical safety advice:

Electrical Fire Safety

  • Don't overload plug sockets - An extension lead or adaptor will have a limit to how many amps it can take. Try to keep to one plug per socket.
  • Regularly check for frayed or worn cables and wires - Check to see if the cable is fastened securely to the plug and check the socket for scorch marks. You should always carry out these checks before you plug an appliance in.
  • Unplug appliances when not in use - Keep electrical appliances clean and in good working order
  • Look out for fuses that blow, circuit-breakers that trip for no obvious reason and flickering lights to prevent them triggering a fire.
  • Make sure an appliance has a British or European Safety Mark when you buy it.
  • When you're fitting or replacing a fuse, it's important to use the right fuse for the appliance to make sure the cable doesn't overheat and that the appliance is protected in the event of a fault.

Portable Heater Safety

  • Try to secure heaters up against a wall to stop them falling over.
  • Keep heaters clear from curtains and furniture and never use them for drying clothes.
  • Don't cover air vents on storage heaters or fan heaters.

Electric Blanket Safety

  • Unplug blankets before you get into bed, unless it has a thermostat control for safe all-night use.
  • Don't use a hot water bottle at the same time as using your electric blanket.

Never use water on an electrical fire and don't take any risks with your safety. Pull the plug out or switch the power off if it is safe to do so.

Get Out, Stay Out, Call 999

If in any doubt about anything electrical then call Ben Guest Services where one of our registered electricians can inspect and advise. They can undertake an electrical installation condition report that will identify areas that should be upgraded or fixed to ensure your home is safe and in a serviceable condition. They will also be able to advise you on making your home more efficient for the future.

Home & office electrical enquiries

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