Fault Finding Services
Electrical fault finding is one of the most common tasks Pal Electrical Services carry out, It involves a visual inspection and comprehensive testing of all electrical installations, consumer units / fuseboards and wiring.
To pinpoint the source of the problem, we professionally track electric problems and troubleshoot them fast.
Electrical faults can lead to serious problems such as electric shock and fire, so it’s best to call Pal Electrical Services to find and fix electrical faults in your home or workplace.
Pal Electrical Services can supply & install super efficient and long lasting LED downlighters.
In the last 2 years, LED’s have dominated the lighting market with their efficiency and the saving potential involved, you could easily save around 90% on your lighting bill.
Initial fixture costs may be higher for some LED lighting solutions than for comparable incandescent and fluorescent lighting solutions. But initial fixture cost does not account for the total cost of owning, operating, and maintaining a lighting system. Because of their long useful life, LED lighting fixtures avoid the maintenance and materials costs which multiple relampings of incandescent fixtures require many hours of operation.
And because LEDs consume far less energy, annual lighting costs can be reduced by up to 90%.
The total cost of LED lighting systems, therefore, can be significantly lower than conventional systems. In fact, payback on LED lighting solutions can often be realised in less than three years.
Light's, Switches & Sockets
If you need extra lights, switches or sockets or would like to change, add or modify to your existing electrical system installation, then Pal Electrical Services can help.
Whether you are looking to add more sockets to your living room, kitchen or bedrooms, or whether you are looking to add more light fittings or replace existing light fittings but are unsure what to do to ensure a safe supply, simply let Pal Electrical Services take care of it all for you.
Our professionally trained and fully qualified electricians are experts at tailoring the electrical system in your home or workplace to suit your requirements. All work is certified by the NICEIC governing body and Part P registered.
Many older properties, unless it’s been rewired in the past and some newer homes, are typically short of plug sockets. Older homes often have a couple of single plug sockets dotted around but not enough to run today’s modern power hungry devices such as televisions, Sky boxes, radios, DVD players, Blu Ray players, surround sound speakers, iPods, mobile phone chargers, etc.
New Consumer Units / Fuse Boards
Pal Electrical Services can replace your old existing rewireable fuseboards with Dual RCD Consumer Units containing Miniature Circuit Breakers (MCBs) & Residual Current Devices (RCDs).
These consumer units have built-in 30mA protection to limit the risk of electrocution if there was ever a fault plus easily re-set circuit breakers giving safe & accurate protection of circuits.
Fuseboard upgrades are required for various reasons:
Existing earthling devices are obsolete or faulty (eg old fault voltage Earth Leakage Circuit Breakers) Existing Fuse Board is overloaded & requires more outgoing ways for a house extension, new shower circuit etc. New fuse boxes offer easier resetting of devices in case of a fault. Fuse wire is no longer needed & new devices cannot be fitted with the wrong size of fuse wire.
The installation of RCDs for protection against fatal electric shock.
The correct size of protective device is essential to disconnect any circuit in case of a fault that could cause a fire or electric shock. Different size cables can carry different size loads, if a cable is overloaded it will get hot. Everything has a use by date. If your home still has a ceramic fuse box with re-wireable fuses in the meter box or anelectrical fuse box with no MCBs or RCDs, then it has passed its use by date, and your fuse box is an electrical hazard.
Today’s New Consumer Units are fitted with Miniature Circuit Breakers (MCBs) and Residual Current Devices (RCDs) which cut the electricity when there is an electrical fault. This can save your electrical cables catching on fire or even save a life from electrocution.
Why not contact Pal Electrical Services for a free home visit to quote you on a New Consumer Unit Installation.
Over the years, many types of wiring made from various materials have been used to wire houses. Some of the older wiring systems (usually pre-1970s) are extremely dangerous and if you have these older types of wiring in your house they pose a significant risk to you and your property.
Some of these potentially hazardous types of wiring are:
Rubber- A double insulated cable with aluminium wire that becomes brittle over time and literally falls apart when disturbed. This leaves exposed live conductors in your roof space and behind power points and light fittings.
Cotton insulated wiring- This is a single insulated cotton covered cable. Over time the cotton deteriorates and leaves exposed live conductors in your roof space and behind power points and light fittings.
Old, faulty wiring can cause a multitude of problems throughout the house, from failing lights, over-heating and overloaded cables, through to sockets that no longer work.
However, the biggest issue is that of safety.
At Pal Electrical Services, we ensure the work is done with minimal mess and disruption to your daily routine. Our fully qualified electricians take care to ensure the minimum of interference whilst giving you total piece of mind. After all, it is better to replace worn electrical cabling before it has a chance to cause a fire or becomes an electrical shock hazard.
Bathroom Electrical Installations
Pal Electrical Services can install a new shower unit or replace an existing shower that may have become faulty over the years.
Only an approved contractor or electrician can legally install a new shower unit or replace an existing shower unit and we are proud to be fully NICEIC approved and Part P qualified to undertake your new shower installation or replacement.
There are special requirements for electrical installations in bathrooms as electrical work must comply with Part P of the Building Regulations.
The bathroom is possibly the most dangerous room in the house when it comes to electrical safety.
Pal Electrical Services can undertake a large range of electrical services such as:
- New / Existing shower units
- Shaver Sockets
- Extractor Fans
- Spotlights / Downlights
- Cabinet Lights
- Towel Heaters & Rails
- Mood Lighting
CCTV / Security
Whether you are looking to boost your business security measures or you want the added peace of mind that a CCTV home security solution offers, a professionally-installed system can support your objectives.
CCTV systems offer security you can depend on – and can be customised for properties of any size.
Regardless of whether you are a large corporation, a small business or even a residential homeowner, Pal Electrical Services can help you create a CCTV security system that gives you the reassurance you need.
Home CCTV systems help protect your home from the threat of burglaries, anti-social behaviour and crime in general. Our CCTV Installers can install hidden or normal cameras. Home CCTV is becoming an increasingly popular choice for security-conscious homeowners.
We are dedicated to the safekeeping of your home.
Pal Electrical Services can offer home and businesses an affordable and effective way of dealing with theft and safety.
Through a wide range of highly sophisticated surveillance systems from a single black and white camera to a multiple colour Full HD camera system, you can reduce theft by 50% – 80% and have recorded surveillance footage available as evidence of any unlawful incident.
Our systems offer digital recording together with date and time stamped footage. If your home, office or garage is broken into, your surveillance footage will be of real help to the police in tracking the thieves and recovering your stolen goods.
Our fully qualified electricians can install a high quality professional CCTV system into your home or workplace with the minimum of fuss and disruption.
Fire Detectors & Smoke Alarms
Smoke alarms can help save lives by providing occupants with early warning about house fires. Fitting a smoke alarm in your home will help you protect your family by getting them out quickly if a fire was to occur.
Landlords are also responsible for ensuring a working smoke alarm is installed in the property.
Pal Electrical Services can provide a fire alarm design and installation service to provide an electrical powered interlinked system (with an internal battery backup) to constantly protect your property and its occupants.
We deliver systems which comply with BS5839 for home or domestic dwelling and BS5839 for Commercial and Industrial.
The BS 5839: Pt.6 Code of Practice became the most important set of recommendations ever made on fire safety in the home. It had an immediate impact on architects, system designers, installers and landlords in the private or public sector, all of whom were required to familiarise themselves with these important recommendations.Landlords in particular needed to abide by these recommendations, as legal liability with regard to ‘duty of care’ would undoubtedly become a serious issue should a fire occur in an inadequately protected property.
Smoke alarms should be installed in a convenient location to give occupants reasonable warning when they are asleep. Depending on the size and layout of your home, it may be necessary to install more than one smoke alarm to provide sufficient warning.
Which alarm is best for you?
There are three main types of smoke detectors;
(a) Ionization smoke alarms are usually better for detecting flames. So if you live in a wooden house, with lots of combustible furnishings, an ionization alarm is probably best for you.
(b) hotoelectric smoke alarms are usually better for detecting smoke. If you live in a home where a fire will smoke before bursting into flame, a photoelectric alarm will work well.
(c) Heat detectors are normally installed where smoke can be present briefly such as a kitchen or garage and will sound an alarm if the temperature reaches +54ºC.
All of the alarms that we supply and install are all interconnectable so that they can all work together and are easy to maintain and upgradable should you add more rooms in the future.
Nothing is more important than the security and safety of your family, our competitively priced, reliable intruder alarm systems provide complete peace-of-mind as well as improved security for your home or business.
Home Intruder Alarm Installation
It’s a sad fact that burglaries occur. One of the best ways to reduce the likelihood of becoming a victim of crime is to install an intruder alarm on your property. The practical and emotional damage caused by a break-in can be hard to get over.
With a burglar alarm you’ll enjoy the peace of mind that comes with having taken action to protect yourself and the people and possessions you hold dear. Security alarms also act as a great visual deterrent to intruders, which further minimises the danger and lowers the risk to you and your family.
Intruder Alarm Systems
We understand that customer has different needs, which is why our alarm systems are individually tailored to provide the greatest protection. Our systems can include movement detectors, vibration detectors, door protection and many more.
We aim to protect you the best way we know how.
Wireless Burglar Alarm Systems
Our wireless alarm systems are installed discreetly with minimum disruption and will not detract from your home decoration.
For larger homes, the system can be expanded with additional detectors. The easy to use wireless alarm system control panel is unobtrusive, stylish and modern.
We also service and repair all types of burglar / intruder alarm systems.
Pal Electrical Services can discuss your security requirements and options with you.
Our friendly qualified electricians can explain different types of burglar alarms and cctv options.
There are around 30 deaths and 4,000 accidents annually in the UK involving electrics. If you let property in England & Wales you must ensure that electrical equipment and the electrical system are safe.
It is the duty of every landlord to make sure that the property that they are renting is fit for the purpose for which it is intended. This includes the fixed electrical wiring.
Every landlord should have a Landlord Electrical Safety Certificate for each property they own.
You should ensure that tenants are given copies of operating and safety instructions for ALL supplied electrical equipment in the premises and you should carry out regular checks to ensure tenant safety.
Why are the inspection reports required at each change of tenancy?
This is to verify that the previous tenant has not damaged or changed the electrical system in any way.
The electrical safety certificate ensures that the fixed electrical wiring is in a satisfactory state of repair and is able to remain in service.
If you are unfortunate enough to have a problem of an electrical nature while you property is being rented, you may be liable.
It will be up to you to prove that the electrical installation was fit for service at the time of renting and that the onus of blame lies elsewhere. Your up to date electrical safety certificate will ensure that you can do this.
If you would like us to give you a quick estimate on any electrical work that you require, please give us a call.
Unit 8 Bessemer Road, Cardiff
0845 388 5554 or 01635 741836