Domestic Electrical

Domestic electrician in Devon

For many years Datel Electrical Ltd professional local Electricians have carried out Electrical work for local domestic and residential customers. From fault finding and electrical repairs to complete rewires we have the experience and expertise to carry out all domestic electrical work. Why not contact us to discuss your requirements.

You can rely on Datel Electrical for a prompt, reliable and professional service. We take great care to ensure that our customers are happy with our work. Our Electricians and Electrical engineers are friendly and polite and will keep disruption to a minimum while working in your house.

We are very proud of our professional reputation and our customers seem to agree. Many come back to us time and time again and are happy to recommend us to friends & neighbours.

All our work complies with BS7671 wiring regulations and Part P compliant work notified to building control. Electrical Safety Certificates are issued on completion of the work and payment.

Beloware a few examples of the domestic electrical work we carry out, should you not see your requirements listed, please contact us as we are sure we can provide the service you require:

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Domestic call out

You may like to know that we take electrical installations, servicing and safety extremely seriously. That is why all of our engineers are trained to the highest standards and are CRB checked, and all of our, no obligation, quotes come free of charge.

 

Lighting and sockets

Lighting in the home

Lighting is a great way to enhance the comfort and use of your home and Datel Electrical Ltd can provide all the lighting services you may require throughout Devon.

Whether you are you looking to replace old light fittings wit new modern lights, or want to add lighting in a particular room we can help.

An understanding of wiring rules and regulations together with how circuits fit together is required to make such lighting changes. If you add a large number of extra lights (i.e. wall lights or spot lights), whilst only removing a single light (i.e. a ceiling light) it may mean adding further circuits to the lighting system and maybe even a larger fuse board.

We can also install or repair emergency lighting systems that meet fire and safety regulations for commercial properties.

 

Socket overload can cause house fires

We’ve all done it, needed an extra socket so we have plugged in an extension lead, then another, then another until we look and wonder how dangerous is it? The answer is very dangerous, do not overload your sockets… there is a genuine fire hazard. Many properties, are short of plug sockets or have sockets and switches positioned poorly for the modern use of rooms.

It makes sense to convert single sockets to double. This is a simple swap-in job. Yo can also add sockets into a circuit but it’s important to avoid overloading a circuit as this may involve

Rewiring

Rewiring your home

Rewiring your home can seem daunting for customers, but Datel Electrical Electricians are highly experienced and complete many each year. They will cause minimal disruption and damage to decoration, and will ensure your home is electronically safe.

There are several signs to look out for that indicate the age of your electrical system and whether your property needs rewiring:

  • Cables coated in black rubber. Black rubber was phased out in the 1960’s, with cables coated in lead or fabric being even older. Modern cables use PVC insulation.
  • A fusebox with a wooden back, cast iron switches, a haphazard mixture of circuit boxes.
  • Older round pin sockets and round light switches, braided flex hanging from ceiling roses to light fittings, black switches, sockets mounted in skirting boards.
  • Wall mounted light switches in bathrooms

If any of these features are present in your house, your wiring system is probably several decades old. Safety in your home is vital and we strongly recommend that houses are inspected every ten years.

Safety in your home is vital and we strongly recommend that houses are inspected every ten years.

Fuseboards

Rewiring your home can seem daunting for customers, but Datel Electrical Electricians are highly experienced and complete many each year. They will cause minimal disruption and damage to decoration, and will ensure your home is electronically safe.

There are several signs to look out for that indicate the age of your electrical system and whether your property needs rewiring:

  • Cables coated in black rubber. Black rubber was phased out in the 1960’s, with cables coated in lead or fabric being even older. Modern cables use PVC insulation.
  • A fusebox with a wooden back, cast iron switches, a haphazard mixture of circuit boxes.
  • Older round pin sockets and round light switches, braided flex hanging from ceiling roses to light fittings, black switches, sockets mounted in skirting boards.
  • Wall mounted light switches in bathrooms

If any of these features are present in your house, your wiring system is probably several decades old. Safety in your home is vital and we strongly recommend that houses are inspected every ten years.

Safety in your home is vital and we strongly recommend that houses are inspected every ten years.