As Electrical Contractors we have seen some very worrying electrical horrors over the past few years.
Below you can see a selection of some of the 'worst nightmare' moments we have come across and stayed on site to correct as they should be.
No protection to cable entry
Smoke alarm completely missing
Fire risk waiting to happen
Cables badly burnt
Lights installed too close to timber roof
Cables so hot they burnt through
Cheap poor quality cables
Incorrect commercial installation
Still baffled why they went around the pipe?
Excessive straight on cables
We are still amazed that this was still in use!
Every light in roof space was like this !
Burnt out neutral
This was an interesting one
An ants nest caused this fault to a garden supply
This was found in a commercial gutter system after a roofing contractor got an electric shock
A burnt out main switch (loose cable found to be the problem)
A loose neutral caused this fire
A burnt out light that set fire to a shop
This had a 'pass' sticker on it. It should have been on a 16amp plug not a 13amp. A bolt was also used as a fuse - not very safe !