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Common Electrical Problems

Common Domestic Electrical Problems

Electricity Tripping Out

Do not make the mistake of constantly resetting your circuit breakers; our electrical engineers are experts in fault finding and diagnosis. If a circuit often trips it could be the sign of faulty wiring or accessory (socket or switch) or even an issue with an appliance that may be causing a fault on the circuit.

Flickering Lights and Blown Bulbs

Flickering lights can be a sign of faulty wiring or loose connection issues. Do your lamps repeatedly blow? We find that the most common cause for this is as a result of using cheap supermarket lamps.  Karen & her electricians always use quality lamps from a branded manufacturer.

Light Switches or Sockets That Give a Small Electric Shock

If you receive a shock of any size from metal switches or sockets then call us immediately. It may be a sign of serious earthing issues.

Sparking Sockets or Switches

If you ever notice a spark when switching on a switch or a socket then it may be an early sign of a worn socket or switch (accessory) and if left unchecked can lead to an electric shock or even become a fire hazard.

Smell of Burning

A burning smell could be a sign of the start of an electrical fire. In the instance that an electrical accessory starts to overheat it will give off a distinctive and slightly fishy smell. If you ever think you might have an issue and can smell burning we cannot emphasise enough how important it is to switch off your electrics at the consumer unit and contact Bright Spark immediately..

Outdated Electrics

Several homes in Tunbridge Wells and the surrounding Kent and Sussex area were built over 100 years ago. Bearing this in mind, many of the electrics that come with the properties will be decades old. Due to these electrics being outdated, often a full rewire of the house will be necessary and replacement sockets may also be vital in order to ensure safety in the properties.

NICEIC Approved Domestic Installers

As NICEIC approved Domestic Installers, you will find that all of our work conforms to British Standard 7671 (The Wiring Regulations) and is Part P compliant. Where certification is required, all testing and certification is included in our fixed quotes and is not subject to additional hidden charges.

What is really great about Bright Spark Electrical is that they communicate well and get the job done precisely exactly as agreed and bang on time. The job is thoroughly discussed beforehand, you know who is coming and when and have a full list of the parts to be installed. They perform tasks efficiently with no mess. They have done jobs for me in Tunbridge Wells, both in the Culverden Down area and at High Brooms and I would recommend them

Elizabeth, Tunbridge Wells

I’d like to say a huge thank you Karen, to you & your team for providing the excellent service you do. Always there when we have an issue or just routine work needs to be carried out. It’s so reassuring that we can rely on you at any time, even for advice. Always professional, knowledgeable & particularly personable Superb…

Kerry, Tunbridge Wells

"I have had Bright Sparks at my property twice in the last six months to complete some electrical work. I have been blown away by the innovative efficient way I am communicated with the efficiency and ease of the process. The work has been carried out to a more than satisfactory standard and I found it to be extremely competitively priced. It is by far the best experience I have had with any service provider in forever. Thanks guys."

Andrea - Sevenoaks

Karen and her team of electricians did a very good job in assessing our electrical circuits, modernising and upgrading our fuse boxes and ensuring compliance with the latest regulations. They were efficient and polite and, when they had finished the work, left the house tidy and in good condition

Robert, St Johns, Tunbridge Wells

…. just to say how pleased I have been with the service we have received from Bright Sparks. I have arranged many quotes for work to the property over the past 3 years and your company has consistently returned my calls and emails in a timely way which is much appreciated. You have provided knowledgeable, friendly advice about the work that needed to be done and offered well priced quotes. The work has been completed quickly to a high standard. I'd definitely recommend you to others. Thank you.

Wendy, Broadwater Down