Electrician Wandsworth

Home electrical safety tips from your electrician in Wandsworth

Ensuring electrical safety in every corner of your home

As your trusted electrician in Wandsworth, we’re not just committed to providing exceptional electrical services; we’re also dedicated to ensuring your home is a safe haven for you and your loved ones. Electrical safety is paramount in maintaining a secure environment, and with our expertise, we’re here to share essential tips to keep your home safe from electrical hazards.

Your Safety-First Electricians

At Wired and Wonderful, we pride ourselves on being a family-run business that puts the safety and well-being of our clients first. Serving Wandsworth and the surrounding areas, our team of certified electricians brings years of experience, skill, and dedication to every job, ensuring that your electrical systems are not only efficient but also meet the highest standards of safety.

Electrical Safety Tips for Your Home

Protecting Your Family and Property

Electrical safety in the home is crucial to prevent accidents and hazards that can lead to fires, shocks, and other dangerous situations. Here are some essential tips from your electrician in Wandsworth to keep your home safe:

  1. Regular Electrical Inspections: Ensure your electrical system is regularly inspected by a professional electrician. This helps identify and rectify potential hazards like outdated wiring, overloaded circuits, and faulty electrical panels.
  2. Use of RCDs (Residual Current Devices): RCDs are a lifesaver, literally. They are designed to prevent electric shock by instantly cutting off the electrical supply when imbalance is detected in the circuit. Ensure RCD protection is installed and tested regularly.
  3. Safe Use of Appliances: Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for installing and using electrical appliances. Never overload sockets, and unplug appliances when not in use, especially those that generate heat.
  4. Childproofing Electrical Outlets: If you have young children, ensure all accessible outlets are childproofed with safety covers to prevent curious fingers from exploring them.
  5. Awareness of Water Hazards: Keep electrical appliances and devices away from water to avoid electric shock. This is particularly important in bathrooms and kitchens, where water use is frequent.
  6. Proper Handling of Cords and Plugs: Check cords for damage regularly and replace any that are frayed or worn. Never yank a cord from the socket; instead, pull on the plug firmly but gently.
  7. Lighting Safety: Use the correct wattage for light fixtures to prevent overheating. Consider switching to LED bulbs, which are cooler and more energy-efficient.

Fire Safety Measures

  1. Smoke Alarms: Ensure your home is equipped with smoke alarms on every floor, testing them monthly and changing batteries annually.
  2. Fire Extinguishers: Keep a fire extinguisher readily accessible in your home, and ensure all family members know how to use it.

Why Choose Wired and Wonderful?

Expertise and Dedication to Safety

Our team of electricians in Wandsworth is not only skilled in providing comprehensive electrical services but also deeply committed to promoting electrical safety in every home. We stay updated on the latest safety standards and technologies to offer advice and solutions that protect your home and family.

Tailored Safety Solutions

We understand that every home is unique, which is why we offer customised safety inspections and solutions tailored to your specific needs and concerns. Our team works closely with you to ensure your home’s electrical system is safe, efficient, and reliable.

Check out our full list of services to see how we can help you.

We’ve received some wonderful client praise, you can read more of our 5 star reviews below.

Raj Patel
Raj Patel
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I have recently had a 10 panel, 10KW battery PV system installed by Wired and Wonderful (UK) Limited - a company very ably led by Robert Mackinlay. Although I had done a fair amount of research on the subject, I found that there were many gaps in my knowledge. Robert was so patient in explaining various options and didn’t hesitate to steer me away from making wrong decisions about system choices. From then on to the stage of supplying drawings for planning permission, clear quotes and later on an offer of precise timetable for installation was very professionally managed by Robert. Before the day of installation, a team of very polite scaffolders arrived and installed the necessary scaffolding in a matter of hours. They were very helpful and indeed acceded to requests for gutter cleaning etc. I can see that Robert has taken care to select his sub-contractors who are not only professionally competent but also polite and helpful. On the day of installation Robert and his team arrived at 07:30 and got straight to work. Two days later I had a fully functioning system. Not only that but within a few hours all of the regulatory paper work was cleared and I was able to register with the energy supplier to come off their standard variable tariff to that suitable for Solar Panels. I did not realise how much regulatory stuff that Robert has to deal with and the many agencies involved in the process. All that was done with no failures and with the requisite precision. I had expected weeks for the installation and days for follow up processes with energy supplier. From the point Robert’s van pulled up my drive to me being on the correct solar panel tariff with my energy supplier the total time taken was just under three days. That is indeed notable. All work was done to ahigh standard and no mess left behind. Robert did not shy away from wielding the broom himself. Throughout this period Robert explained each stage and constantly reassured me that all was going well. His work finished by his sending me a video of my roof panels so that I can see from the comfort of my arm chair all that has been done. This was followed by a pdf of the regulatory paper work all of which was also sent by mail. Robert left me with a feeling of high confidence that I was dealing with a professionally competent person who will not let me down. All in all, I do not hesitate at all in recommending Robert and his Wired and Wonderful team for Solar Panel installation work.
Emma Clayton
Emma Clayton
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Very helpful team at wired and wonderful. Communication great. Fitted a home charge point for my electric van. Thanks so much. Emma and Debbie.
Sian B
Sian B
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These guys created my garden lighting and gave me great advice on what would work best to achieve the look I wanted. They were responsive, well-organised and timely. The other thing that struck me was the neat and tidy nature of their work leaving an overall high quality impression. Highly recommend.
Angela Botha
Angela Botha
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I cannot recommend these guys enough. Good solid work ethic and can do attitude. They totally came up with a plan when they ran into a problem while redoing my electrics for my studio. 5 stars. I wanted to add an update to this review. A month on, I had an issue with some of the lighting in my studio and emailed Rob. Within a week, a plan was made and the lighting was sorted, no charge. This is service, if you're still on the fence wondering if you should hire Rob and his team. Just go ahead and call them. You will not be sorry.
Lisa Sertin
Lisa Sertin
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The service provided by the team was competitive in pricing, professional, courteous and worth all five stars I have given them!
Jonathan Kemp
Jonathan Kemp
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Having worked as a landscaper in London for over 25 years, I have used many electricians. I can honestly say Wired & Wonderful are the best I have worked with. They consistently give me complete peace of mind on every job and it's always a pleasure to introduce them to my clients.
Simon Ware
Simon Ware
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We recently used Rob and team for a compete rewire, data points, new lights and sockets for our house renovation. He was professional, friendly, flexible and responsive at all times and so were his team. He gave us advice and options on technical aspects, aesthetics and suppliers based on his experience. Was a pleasure working with Rob, he is an honest, lovely guy, with an eye for detail. Highly Recommended!
Annie Lynch
Annie Lynch
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I am very happy to leave a very positive review for Wired and Wonderful. I've worked with Wired and Wonderful for approx. 15 years and have always found them very knowledgeable and when assessing works will send links with recommendations on fittings which is very helpful when explaining to landlords. As well as being obliging they are also very prompt on time keeping which is very useful when organizing appointments with busy tenants. Anne
Joe Ruston
Joe Ruston
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I'm a Chartered Electrical Engineer and have used Wired and Wonderful on a number of domestic projects and specified them for work in a local park. I have also recommended them to a number of friends, all of whom have been very happy with their work. The W&W team are smart , puntual and very professional. They do the job when they say they will, finsih on time and leave the site tidy and clean. Their pricing is competitive and well worth the peace of mind that comes from an electrical installation well done. I am happy to give a reference over the phone to anyone who would like more information about the company. Ask Rob at W&W to give you my number.
Scarlett Mitcheson
Scarlett Mitcheson
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Rob and his team are a great team of electricians - we use them very regularly and the work is to a high standard and well priced. The team are also really super to deal with - highly recommended

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Start Your Journey to Electrical Safety

Don’t wait until it’s too late to address electrical safety in your home. Contact Wired and Wonderful today to schedule a safety inspection or to learn more about our services. As your electrician in Wandsworth, we’re here to ensure your home is a safe, comfortable, and worry-free environment for you and your loved ones. Let us help you protect what matters most.