ELECTRICAL FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


I'm unsure about the safety of the electrical installation in my home?


You should contact a fully qualified electrician, AK Electrtics will be happy to discuss any concerns you may have. There may be a very simple answer / solution to your problem. If required an electrical test / inspection can be carried out to fully identify any areas of concern.


Call us immediately on 0191 4135014 / 07929761104


I am thinking of having my house rewired, how long will this take and will there be much mess?


The time it takes to rewire a property depends on a number of things such as:


Is the property empty

Is the property lived in and full of furniture etc

What is being rewired ie; the number of sockets and lights etc


Due to our experience AK Electrics have we can completely minimise the disruption and disturbance to you and your property throughout the rewiring process.


Is your work covered by a warranty?


Yes at AK Electrics we guarantee that all our work is carried out to the highest standards and offer a warranty for your peace of mind


Are you insured?


Yes AK Electrics are comprehensively insured to include the following:


Public liability 2,000,000


Do you have a call out charge, do you do free estimates?


We do not charge to be called out to have a look at electrical work, and we are happy to provide free competitive estimates.


In the event that you require an emergency call out to attend a dangerous situation or to carry out an emergency repair there will be a call-out charge of £30 within the local area.



Electrical Term Definitions


Bonding - A way of reducing the risk of getting an electric shock.


Conductors - Wires that carry electricity.


Consumer Unit - A fusebox that is used to control and give out electricity around the home. It usually contains a main switch, fuses or circuit-breakers and one or more residual current devices (RCDs).


Current - Flowing electricity.


Earth - A connection to the ground.


Earthing - A way of preventing electric shocks.


Electrical installation - a fixed wiring system.


Live - Active (there is electricity).


Main bonding - Green and yellow conductors that connect metal pipes (gas, water or oil) from inside a building to the main earthing terminal of the electrical installation. Main bonding connections may also be made outside the building, for example where a semi-enclosed gas meter box is installed outside and it is not possible to install a bond to the gas installation pipework indoors.


Main earthing terminal - Where earthing and bonding conductors are connected together.


Residual current devices (RCDs) - A sensitive switching device that trips a circuit when it finds an earth fault.


Supplementary bonding - Green and yellow conductors that connect accessible metal parts of electrical equipment (such as a heated towel rail) to accesible metal parts of items of electrical equipment and/or accessible metal parts of items that are not electrical (such as pipes). These connections are made to prevent a dangerous voltage between two accessible metal parts, in case there is a fault. You may need supplementary bonding for rooms containing a bath or shower, except where all circuits in the room are RCD protected and the main bonding is up to the required standard.

FOLLOW AK ELECTRICS