Fault finding and rectification

Serving the community in Quarrington

Electrician in Quarrington

At Marshall-Sadler we specialise in domestic installations and the provision of a range of services directly to Homeowners, Letting Agents and Landlords.

Homeowners

At Marshall-Sadler we are proud to offer electrical inspections to homeowners to ensure safety in the home. As a homeowner are you aware that its recommended you have an EICR report carried out every 10 years? An EICR is an Electrical Inspection Condition Report which tells you the condition of your homes electrical system.

We are also available for day-to-day domestic electrical work that you may need. You can contact us regarding any of your electrical requirements – no job is too small!

Many people attempt their own electrical work to save money but this can end up costing more in the long run if things don’t go as expected. When selecting an electrician to carry out your electrical work it's really important to select a registered and qualified electrician.

Electrician in Ruskington

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Over the last year we’ve spent more time than ever in our homes. So, it’s no surprise that many people have taken to DIY and home improvements in their spare time. When it comes to electrical safety in a home you don’t want to take any risks. Whether you’re a homeowner, letting agent or landlord, it’s important that you feel reassured in the knowledge that the work you are having done is being completed safely by a registered electrician. After all, our homes are where we feel safest with our families.

It can be tempting to take on those smaller electrical jobs yourself, especially if you’ve booked an electrician previously, who has then let you down once a bigger project has come along. However, that’s where we are different. Here at Marshall Sadler ltd we are proud to work with you on jobs no matter how big or small.

As local electricians in Ruskington, we offer a range of electrical services which include anything from replacement sockets and fixtures, to fault finding and rectification. Whether your electrical work is indoors or even outdoors in the garden, working with us provides you with the peace of mind that it’s being completed by a professional.

Which? Trusted Trader in Sleaford, Lincolnshire

Which? Trusted Trader in Sleaford, Lincolnshire

Marshall Sadler, you local, reliable and trustworthy Electricians in Sleaford are now pleased to announce that we are Which? Trusted Traders. 

So, What is Which? Trusted Traders?

Which? has been testing products and services for more than 60 years. Now they are doing the same for Electricians and in fact all trades people. Just like the Which? Best Buy award, Which? Trusted trader icon is a sign of reputation and trust.

Which? Trusted Traders is an endorsement scheme that recognises reputable traders in the home improvement and motor industries, such as electricians, plumbers, mechanics and kitchen installers. 

Which? Trusted Traders aims to raise standards for consumers, by setting a benchmark we expect all traders to meet before they can be endorsed. All traders who meet their standards process can become a Which? Trusted Trader and can display their Which? Trusted Trader logo on their branding and promotional material.

Are you at risk of electrical injury due to a product recall?

Are you at risk of electrical injury due to a product recall in Sleaford?

Research carried out by the UK electrical safety charity, Electrical Safety First, shows that many people tend to ignore product recall notices or worse still, are not notified that their electrical appliance could be dangerous.

Would you ignore a product recall notice?

Four million household appliances have been recalled by manufacturers over the last four years but yet the typical response rate is between 10-20%. Therefore, there are potentially millions of dangerous electrical products in use on a daily basis in homes all over the UK.

As an electrician in Sleaford, I have seen first hand the devastating effects of the damage caused by dangerous electrical products. Electrical items which are recalled by the manufacturer (product recall) have the potential to cause electrical injury, shock or house fire. It is important that you act on a product recall notice if you receive one to ensure your electrical safety is not compromised.

Electrical Safety Inspections - a guide for Landlords in Sleaford

Electrical Safety Inspections -  a guide for Landlords in Sleaford

As a Landlord, it is your legal duty to ensure all electrical equipment in your property is safe and maintained throughout the whole tenancy.

The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 came into force on 1 June 2020 and apply to all tenancies created on or after that date in England from 1 July 2020.

These new regulations require landlords to have the electrical installations in their properties inspected at least every 5 years and tested by a person who is qualified and competent. Landlords will also have to provide a copy of the electrical safety report to their tenants as well as to the local authority if requested.

Home Electrical Safety Check in Sleaford

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Most of us don’t even thick twice about getting our car MOT’d and serviced.  We just accept it as something that we need to do that also keeps us safe.  So, much like an MOT for cars, it is important for us all to carry out checks on the condition of the electrics in our homes at regular intervals.

It is true that most of us take electricity in our homes for granted.  Perhaps because we can’t always see the cables and fuse boxes that are hidden away in our homes, it is all to easy to forget that they are there, working away to power our homes.  However, all electrical installations deteriorate with age and use.  They should therefore be inspected and tested at regular intervals to check whether they are in a satisfactory condition for continued use.  This will help identify any faults or defects which could require improvement and will ensure the continued operation of the electrical installation in a safe and effective manner.

There are two kinds of checks that can be carried out.  It is recommended that you always use a registered electrician to carry out any kind of electrical check.

Stay safe in your kitchen in Sleaford

Kitchen Electrical Safety in Sleaford

More than half of all accidental house fires start in the kitchen. Last year, nearly 5,500 electrical fires were reported in British domestic kitchens – that’s 15 every single day.

Even more worrying is the fact that over 70 casualties and fatalities per month were reported as a result. Most of these were due to people misusing electrical appliances, so it’s important that you take extra special care when using them.

Here are our top 14 tips to ensure you keep safe in the kitchen:

Got a Power Cut in Sleaford? Here’s what to do:

Got a Power Cut in Sleaford?  Here’s what to do:

Power cuts can occur for a variety of reasons such as a storm or a cut power line. Not only do they cause us inconvenience, they can also be highly dangerous. Here are a few tips to keep you safe:

  • Check if your neighbours still have power. If their power has gone too, it could be a sign that there has been a local power cut. If this is the case, contact your network distributor. If your neighbours do have power but you still don’t, it’s likely there is a problem with the fuses or trip switches in your home.
  • Check your trip switch and fuses - Your trip switch should be on or near your fuse box/consumer unit. If the trip switch is off, try switching it back on. If it switches off again, this could indicate that one of your appliances may be faulty, so unplug all appliances and reset the trip switch. The best thing to do in this situation is to call an approved electrician. They will be able to inspect your system and repair any faults straight away, giving you peace of mind.

The importance of your Fusebox

Do you trust your electrician?

local, reliable and trustworthy electricians in Sleaford

Unfortunately this scenario crops up quite often when I go out to visit clients.

I hear often that electricians turn up hours after they had arranged, or in some cases not at all. This understandably leads to much frustration on the customers part and a general distrust of electricians in general.

I have to say that this kind of 'problem' is very common within the trade. Marshall Sadler Ltd however pride ourselves on a professional service and we understand that time is very valuable.

We offer full flexibility with our appointments – there is no need for you to take time off work and wait in for us.

Residual Current Device (RCD)

Residual Current Device (RCD)

Many of the blogs i have written in the past mention how important it is to have an RCD fitted in your home. Although i've explained the importance of having one, i've never actually explained what an RCD does and how it protects the household.

An RCD stands for Residual Current Device. It is an essential safety device that automatically cuts off the electricity if there is a problem. This might sound pretty boring and bog standard, and you might even wonder what the point of having one is.