Emergency Electrician - Luton

Emergency Electrican LutonWe are an electrical contracting company, based in the area, providing an emergency electrician service to Luton and the surrounding area, including Dunstable.

Our electrical engineers are; 

  • Professional
  • Fast
  • Courteous
  • Reliable
  • Friendly

Our team of highly qualified emergency electricians are available to attend emergency call outs in the Luton and Dunstable area, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Our target is to have one of our electricians on site within 2 hours of your call. Our vans carry a vast range of equipment and parts , giving them the ability to deal with most issues in a single visit.

Call us now on 01707 519056 so we can help you solve your electrical emergency!

Due to an increase in calls for emergency assistance, we have overhauled our emergency capability, uplifting the number of emergency vehicles from four to six. This will allow us to maintain a prompt response to all calls. All our electrical engineers are fully qualified and receive regular ongoing in-house training to keep their skills up to date. 

A sample of questions we get asked a lot ...

  • Alternating Current (AC) is where the flow of electrons in the current changes direction many times a second, oscillating  back and forth. Direct Current (DC) is where the flow of electrons occurs in only one direction. AC is the type of current most commonly used in households to power domestic electrical appliances whereas DC is most often used to power small portable devices and is the type of current produced by batteries.

  • As with most trades and professions in the UK, electricians have to abide by certain standards and in the case of electricians the relevant standard is BS 7671 (alternatively known as the Institute of Electrical Engineering wiring regulations). This standard lays out minimum standards for the installation of electrical systems if they are to meet national safety standards. It is a condition of membership of NICEIC that all electricians meet this standard.

  • Firstly you need to ensure that the particular piece of electrical equipment is not live, i.e. any source of energy (i.e. usually electricity) has been fully isolated. You also need to ensure that the energy source cannot be accidentally restored before you have finished working on the device. Always ensure that you follow the manufacturers instructions on carrying out any maintenance procedures.

  • The electrical consumer unit (also referred to as the fusebox) is a distribution board consisting of a collection of circuits, alongside a manual mechanism for double pole isolation on the incoming current, plus fuses, RCDs or circuit breakers for automatic current breaking. As its name suggests, these devices are mainly to be found in a domestic setting.

  • An EICR is an Electrical Installation Condition Report, previously known as a PIR. This is a report whose purpose is to ascertain the state of the electrics in a building, clearly stating whether the electrics are in good condition and if not, what remedial work is required to bring the electrics to a satisfactory standard.

  • An aggregation of electrical equipment (electric sockets , lights and electric switches) supplied from the same point and protected against surges by the same protective device(s).

  • Class III equipment is equipment for which protection against electrocution is provided by Safety Extra Low Voltage (SELV) and in which there is no generation of voltages greater than SELV. The equipment must also be connected to an isolating transformer.  Medical equipment is an example of Class IIl.

  • A piece of equipment capable of carrying and interrupting normal load currents and also carrying and automatically tripping, under defined conditions, abnormal currents such as occurs in short-circuits. An RCD usually operates infrequently although some types are designed for frequent operation.

  • A Distribution Board is a collection of switches and/or current protective devices (such as circuit breakers, fuses etc) linked to one or several outgoing circuits, being fed by one or several incoming circuits, which includes terminals for neutral and aforementioned protective devices. The Distribution Board may also include controls for signalling. 

     

  • In order to determine if your domestic electrical installation work has been carried out properly and is safe, we would recommend that you arrange for an electrical contractor to carry out an inspection. Check that the electrician that you choose has been approved by one of the industry standards bodies such as the National Inspection Council for Electrical Instalation Contracting (NICEIC).