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24hr Emergency Electricians in Liverpool - Ideal Electrical Solutions

Here at Ideal Electrical Solutions, we have been fixing electrical problems in Liverpool since 2006. We have a wealth of experience in the electrical industry, with an emphasis on our renowned emergency electrical maintenance team, which allows us to respond to your electrical issues no matter the time or the day.

Expert Fault Finding in Liverpool

Expert fault finding, electrical repair and maintenance services for domestic and commercial customers throughout Liverpool city centre and the surrounding areas.

Available seven days a week our Liverpool emergency electricians offer a full electrical fault finding and repair service, identifying and resolving the majority of problems in the same visit.

Are you looking for emergency electricians liverpool ?

what causes the power to go off ?

Is the power out in part or all of your house?

This expert advice shows you how to diagnose the cause of a power outage and how to turn the power back on. When the electrical power goes out in all or part of your house, the first thing to do is determine the extent and source of the problem.

First question is the problem in your home’s electrical system or with the utility company’s electrical supply to your home?

Neighbours don’t have power. 

If the electrical power is out throughout your entire house and your neighbours appear to have lost power too, use a cell phone to call the utility company.

 

Neighbours do have power. 

If your neighbours have power and/or any part of your home’s electrical power works, the problem is with your home’s system.

How to Check for An Overloaded Electrical Circuit

If your neighbours do have electrical power or if some of your home’s electricity works the problem is generally caused by an overloaded circuit, a short circuit, or loose wiring.

You can usually figure that the problem is an overloaded circuit if it occurred when someone was using a hair dryer, electric heater, air conditioner, or some other electrical appliance that draws a lot of electrical current.

Checking the Main Panel

 circuit breakers (or fuses in older electrical panels) automatically shut down an electrical circuit if too much current flows through wires or if the electrical system has a failure. If the circuit is overloaded, a circuit breaker should trip or a fuse should blow, shutting off the entire circuit.

Some circuits are protected. These circuits, typically outlets in a kitchen, bath, or outdoors, are particularly sensitive to shorts and overloads. If the  breaker has tripped, it may also shut off all of the breakers connected to it. You can often solve the problem by simply pushing the reset button on the rcd

why are my lights not turning on ?

The answer to that question may not be as obvious as “Did you switch them on?” even though we have to agree that we have all been guilty of that at some point. There are various reasons for ceiling lights not working. 

Troubleshooting must begin by ascertaining whether the problem lies with:

  • The Light Bulb

  • The power supply

  • The electrical wiring

  • The switch

  • The light fixture

THE LIGHT BULB

The most common reason for faulty ceiling lights is the light bulb. Light bulbs have a limited lifespan and can easily be replaced. Before calling an electrician, check that the light bulb:

  • Has not fused or blown

  • Is securely seated in the fitting

Often, changing a faulty light bulb or securing it tightly in the fixture, resolves the issue of faulty ceiling lights.

THE POWER SUPPLY

If the electrical power supply to the ceiling lights is interrupted, they will not work. There are two main reasons that the power supply is interrupted:

  • The problem is with the main utility powerhouse. If that is the case, the whole building and possibly the neighbourhood will be affected.

  • The problem is in your electrical panel and is most likely a tripped circuit breaker.

REASONS A CIRCUIT BREAKER WILL TRIP

A circuit breaker is designed to protect the electrical circuit by interrupting current flow when a fault is detected in the electrical system. The reasons a circuit breaker will trip include:

  • The circuit breaker is fault

  • There is a fault in the wiring

  • The electrical system is overloaded

  • A hot wire comes in contact with a neutral wire, causing a short circuit

THE ELECTRICAL WIRING

The electrical circuit consists of a series of electrical wires; they need to be installed correctly for an uninterrupted power supply. Any fault in the wiring or installation, or any loose wires, will interrupt the electrical circuit, and the power will not reach the intended source.

THE LIGHT SWITCH

Light fixtures may vary in design, but all are controlled by an electrical switch.

The most common light fixtures are controlled by:

  • An Integral switch

  • A pull chord

  • A wall switch

If the switch is faulty or not wired correctly, the lights will not receive the power they need to work.

THE LIGHT FIXTURE

A light fixture that is faulty or not wired correctly, cannot supply the electricity the bulb requires to illuminate. If the steel pins that connect to the bulb are bent, over time, the connection may be severed. This can cause the light to appear faulty. Removing the bulb and straightening the pins in the fixture, often resolves the problem, but you need to ensure that the circuit breaker is off before touching the pins.

WHY AN ELECTRICIAN SHOULD INSPECT FAULTY CEILING LIGHTS?

Electricity is part of our everyday lives but can be very dangerous in the wrong hands. Attempting to “Do It Yourself” without the necessary experience or expertise, can have dire consequences like fire or electrocution. The main reasons you should contact an electrician to inspect faulty ceiling lights are:

  • Experienced, licensed, insured, and trained to find and repair the fault.

  • Familiar with all the latest electrical installation codes and legal electrical requirements.

  • Equipped with the necessary clothing, equipment, and safety tools required to safely conduct electrical inspections and work with electrical wiring.

why have all my sockets stopped working ?

Sockets can stop working for a number of reasons, including:

Overloaded sockets

plugging too many things into one extension cord can overload the socket. This could make your socket stop working completely, but often it will cause the socket to noticeably heat up first. If your socket stopped working instantly, this might not be the problem for your circumstances.

Short circuits

short circuits can be a common reason for socket failure. If you can hear sparks or a hissing sound from the socket, this may your problem. This occurs from wear and tear over time, which erodes the important wire insulation, allowing electricity to escape and short.

Faulty appliance

 sometimes plugging a faulty appliance into the socket can appear to have broken your socket completely. But usually this will just trigger a circuit breaker. Unplugging the item and then flicking the circuit breaker switch that has been effected should allow power to flow back through the socket.

Loose connections or a break in the wire.

 If your socket has stopped working and the circuit breaker has not been tripped, this could indicate that power from the circuit board isn’t reaching the socket at all. Instead it may be shorting past due to a break in the wire, or it may not reach the socket due to a loose connection.

why are my lights working but not my sockets ?

Unplug all your appliances, simply turning them off will not do and turn the circuit back on. If it still won't stay on then there is a fault between the switch and the sockets, and you will need to contact an electrician.

why did my electric oven stop working ?

BEFORE YOU BEGIN TO INSPECT WHY YOUR ELECTRIC RANGE IS NOT WORKING, UNPLUG THE MACHINE FROM ITS POWER SOURCE.

POWER SOURCE

  • Today’s electric ranges require 240 volts of alternating current (AC).

  • If only one leg is voltage is shut down by a tripped breaker or a blown fuse, the oven will not power up.

  • For some reason, the power source might not be getting enough juice. Test the power source with a multimeter. The multimeter setting should be set to volts AC and should read between 210 and 240 volts. If not, move on to the following step.

  • Look at the breaker and fuse box. If a breaker is tripped or a fuse is blown, reset the breaker or replace the fuse and try turning on the oven once again. If the oven powers up, you have found your problem.

BURNT WIRE CONNECTION

  • Sometimes the bake or broil power supply wires will burn out near the heating element and show visible damage.

  • Replace the damaged wire or element and see if this solves the problem. If not, try the next troubleshooter.

BLOWN THERMAL FUSE

  • If the oven gets too hot, some electric models might blow a thermal fuse.

  • A blown thermal fuse will shut off power to the oven and cause it not to work.

  • Use a multimeter and test for continuity.

  • If the fuse tests negative for continuity, replace it. If the fuse is okay, move on to the next step.

DEFECTIVE THERMOSTAT SENSOR

  • Depending on the model, the oven may have a thermostat or an oven control board that works with an oven sensor.

  • The thermostat or sensor monitors the oven temperature. When the oven reaches the desired temperature the oven control board shuts the voltage to the element. This cycle repeats itself throughout the cooking process to maintain proper temperature.

  • If the sensor or thermostat is faulty, the oven may not turn on at all.

  • At room temperature, use a multimeter to test the sensor’s resistance. The display should show 1100 ohms resistance. If not, replace the sensor.

DEFECTIVE CONTROL BOARD

  • If the sensor shows accurate resistance when tested the oven control board is probably the problem.

  • The control board cannot easily be tested, but you can visually inspect it for signs of burning or shorts.

why has my electric shower stopped working ?

7 Reasons Why An Electric Shower Malfunctions

 No water?

The solenoid valve is broken or there’s a blockage in the pipes.

Sudden changes in water temperature?

The build-up of limescale, water pressure, or electrical faults might be the culprit.

 

 Is your electric shower is leaking?

There might be too much water pressure.

Only getting lukewarm water?

The power is failing to reach the shower’s pull cord switch.

Is hot water is not available?

Thermal cut-out could be malfunctioning.

 Does the shower switch trip the breaker off?

There could be a neutral-to-earth fault.

Can you smell something burning?

There’s a loose connection of a problem with the heating element.

why is there no power coming to my boiler ?

If there's a surge of power, the boiler fuse has likely blown, and this will cause your boiler to have no power. Your boiler won't turn on without a functioning fuse. Change the boiler fuse, and you should get power back to your boiler.

how do you know if a boiler fuse is blown ?

You can check this by finding the switch that turns your boiler on and off. Most likely, it'll be next to your boiler or very near by. If it's not there, look in your airing cupboard where your hot water tank is (if you have one). It should be in that cupboard somewhere.

how do i get my smoke alarm to stop ?

  • Pressing and holding the reset button should get the alarm to stop making noise.

  • If the smoke alarm beeps periodically every 45 seconds or so, replacing the batteries should do the trick.

  • If your hardwired smoke alarm is still making noise after you’ve shut off the power, check for backup batteries.

why is my house alarm not going off ?

What do you do when your house alarm wont go off?

Here's how you can reset the alarm via the control panel:

  1. Remove the cover.

  2. Remove the battery.

  3. Press and hold the tamper button.

  4. Insert the battery while holding the tamper button. The LED light will flash. Hold the button until it stops flashing.

  5. Replace the cover.

how do I check for electrical problems in my house ?

Five of the most important electrical wiring warning signs are

 

breakers or fuses that go out regularly

 dimming and flickering lights

 buzzing, charred, or discoloured outlets or switches

an unexplained burning smell

outlets and switches that give mild to severe electrical shocks when using them.

Don’t panic we are here to help. All of our work Is guaranteed, we are based Liverpool city centre but cover all of Liverpool.

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We can be with you in 1 Hour.

Ideal Electrical Solutions Emergency Electricians diagnose 100% of issues on site and in the case that additional work is needed. We will provide upfront quotations per task to ensure that your issues are resolved as cost effectively as possible.

If your home or business is affected by an electrical problem, it never pays to leave anything to chance.

How Much is an emergency electrician in Liverpool ?.

£80
PER HOUR

MONDAY-FRIDAY

8am-6pm

£120
PER HOUR

WEEKEND

8am-1pm

£150
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OUT OF HOURS

£180
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why has my electric stopped working ?

1. Steps To Healthy Electrics.

Ideal Electrical Solutions has made this path for anybody experiencing electrical emergencies in Liverpool.

why my electric has gone off but nothing has tripped ?
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2. Do you need an EMERGENCY ELECTRICIAN ?.

Are you sure it’s definitely an emergency ?.

Sometimes it can just be a case of nuisance tripping from a blown lamp bulb. If you feel comfortable, reset the lighting circuit breaker, it should be a 6amp or 10 amp breaker and also reset the RCD. Once reset, check around your home to see if it was a lamp bulb.

This is common household task safe for general people, but you may be in a commercial setting or the consumer unit is poorly labelled, what’s important is you don’t take risks with electrics.

Did you just recently turn some electrical appliance on and lost power everywhere ?

This sounds simple but just try unplugging this appliance, it’s possible it has some earth leakage and it has become defective.

However chances are if you are already in doubt and asking yourself do I need an electrician right now ?. 

Then this is where we can help you. We are NICEIC qualified electricians.

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3. We are here to help.

Please note, working with electricity

possesses several safety risks. If you got this far we strongly recommend calling one of our Specialist Emergency Electricians near you.

Ideal Electrical solution’s are number 1 for emergency electrician in liverpool and are fully qualified NICEIC registered electricians and are certified to work with electricity in and around your home or business at fairly low competitive prices.

But not just that, this is what we do and have been doing for 15 years. So before we turn up, we know exactly how to get straight to the problem in a safe, organised, cost efficient manner, making sure, the environment we arrive at is left as functional as possible while remaining 100% safe.

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4. Contact us, Don’t panic, relax.

Getting in touch with us is easy.

For electrical emergencies I recommend you get your problem fixed by calling us, any day at any time, we are available 24/7.

You may just need talking through resetting your RCD or RCBO, if your unsure we don’t mind helping you out.

If the situation is much worse than this, don’t worry relax. We can get your details and get an engineer over to you straight away.  

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5. No surprises, worst case.

At Ideal Electrical Solutions, we are a Liverpool electrical company who have the finest transparent pricing scheme in place.

 

This is so everybody knows how much it will cost before they start. No one likes hidden costs at all, so let us talk turkey.

For any fault we charge a minimum of 1 hour.

Within that Initial 1 hour we will 100% diagnose your issue.

Usually faults are fixed in the 1 hour, however if materials are needed to fix the problem, then the cost of these materials will be added.

For faults that that cannot be fixed in the hour, our electrical contractors will make safe the defective parts of the electrical system. In order to leave as much functionality as possible for the customer. Whilst we plan and schedule a return at a price we are in a position to discuss at that time.

who to call for electrical problems ?

CALL A LIVERPOOL CITY CENTRE EMERGENCY ELECTRICIAN.

An electrical emergency is an emergency. Therefore once notified, we will send out an engineer to your home or business as soon as possible and neutralise any risk of injury or damage to you and/or your property. We have qualified electricians available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year. We will always aim to be with you as soon as possible.

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SERVICING LIVERPOOL CITY CENTRE AND THE SURROUNDING LIVERPOOL AREAS.

Whether your problem arises at 3pm on a weekday, or midnight on a Sunday, we are here to help! We will provide you with an experienced emergency electrician in Liverpool as soon as possible, so that you can continue as planned with minimal interruption. Our prices are very competitive and reasonable, but if you’d like to know more, don’t hesitate to ask!

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It pays to remember, prevention is better than cure.

          Any property owners in Liverpool should be in mind safety should be one of your biggest concerns.

All property owners should ensure that their electrical systems are maintained to the highest standard, to provide a safe and reliable dwelling for those who use them.

This includes landlords, letting agents, property managers and employers, especially after this period of Inactivity due to the Corona Virus. find us by typing electrician liverpool emergency in google.


Who is doing the electrical maintenance in Liverpool city centre or beyond ?
Has there been any damage, water leaks or is it an old building with an old electrical infrastructure ?.

Electricity helps keep you, your family, your home and your work force safe.

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