Electrical wiring in many social housing properties are out of date. They were not designed to power our many gadgets. Many electrical problems stem from poor repairs carried out or just switches and plug sockets worn-out over time. Here are some of the reasons for electrical wiring problems:
Loose Wire Connections
This can be a common problem in many homes. Loose wire connections can cause crackling sounds or light flickering problems. A burning smell and scorch marks near or around plug sockets are also common signs. The best solution is always to get a qualified electrician to resolve the problem.
Circuit Breaker Tripping Regularly
All new build properties will have modern circuit breaker fuse boxes where if your circuit breaker trips you just have to switch it back on. Older houses may have had an old fuse box which has been upgraded to a modern circuit breaker fuse box and is more sensitive to circuit breakers tripping. One of the causes could be too many appliances from one socket, which can overload or overheat this circuit.
Shakey or loose electrical outlets are unsightly and dangerous. If left the wiring can work itself loose which can potentially cause shocks or fires.
Here at Helpline 4U we can offer advice on the best course of action to take 07541 281 120. If you have asked your landlord to make the repairs but nothing has been done, we can help!
You should not have to live in these conditions if you are renting a property. Your landlord must take responsibility to ensure any electrical wiring problems are repaired without delay
What is a Housing Disrepair Claim?
If you rent your home, then your landlord is responsible for making repairs on the property. If they fail to do so, then you’re eligible to make a housing disrepair claim against them for any damages, including personal injury, which may arise as a result of the disrepair.