Do I Need an Electrician 2019-07-08T04:13:48+00:00

 Electrician Christchurch.

Do I need to call one?

Following are some tips to help you determine whether it is time to pick up the phone and give RED Electrical a call for an Electrician Christchurch.

My Bathroom is flooded. Do I need to call an Electrician? 2017-11-30T01:19:45+00:00

As soon as you notice any flooding in your home you should make sure all appliances and power sockets which are in danger of getting wet have been turned off. If water does get in to your power outlets you will need an electrician to come out and check for damage.

Can I extend cables myself? 2017-11-30T01:19:20+00:00

You can extend existing or add new cabling yourself if you are confident in your own abilities, but you cannot connect the cables to the main electricity supply. For this you’ll need to contact an electrician.

I’ve come across some live, exposed wires – what do I do? 2017-11-30T01:18:56+00:00

If you accidently expose live wires, or come across some exposed wires, you need to take immediate action, as this not only poses a fire risk, but also the threat of electrocution. Get in touch with us.

My appliance is sparking, what should I do? 2017-11-30T01:18:11+00:00

Sparks or flames coming from appliances are never good! Immediately turn the offending appliance off and unplug it. If you smell something burning but can’t figure out where it’s coming from you know what to do – give us a call and we’ll be right there!

My Lights are flickering, should I be worried? 2017-11-30T01:17:41+00:00

Flickering lights and/or electrical outlets which are hot to the touch can be caused by several reasons. Try turning off some of your appliances or changing lamps. If that doesn’t make a difference you could be looking at more serious wiring problems – pick up the phone and give us a call!

I am selling my home and it is pre-1950’s in age – 2017-11-30T01:21:48+00:00

If your home was built pre 1935, prior to the buyer being able to obtain Insurance cover, which will be a condition in your real estate contract, the Insurance company (even if using your existing company) will require a Certificate of Electrical Inspection to satisfy their requirement the home has modern and safe wiring. This also applies to many companies for pre – 1950’s home. In order you do not hold up the confirmation of your sale it is recommended you obtain this certificate prior to going to the market.

I’m building a new home. When should I call in an electrician? 2017-11-30T01:21:11+00:00

You should choose an electrician as early as possible once you’ve decided to build. While an electrician plays a major role in the final days of your home’s construction, installing lighting, fitting switches, and getting the audio/visual equipment up and running, much of the ground work for these services has been done much earlier. From planning the positioning of your lights and power outlets to pre-wiring for data, security, audio and visual, there are many tasks an electrician performs which are far more expensive if done later in the process. There are also a number of areas that members of the public may not realise we play an important role in, including the installation of underfloor heating and hot water cylinders.

I was digging a hole in the backyard and struck a cable. What should I do? 2017-11-30T01:20:44+00:00

If you’re worried that live wires have been exposed make sure that the site is secure, either by alerting anyone who might go near it about the possible issue, or by covering the hole where the cable lies. Then call your electrician.

While hanging a picture I hit some wires. What should I do? 2017-11-30T01:20:14+00:00

It’s always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to electricity, so if you’ve got the sense that the nail you were vigorously hammering in to the wall has indeed struck an electric cable it’s best to get an electrician round to survey any possible damage.

When I was looking for an electrician to complete work at my own house I used Red Electrical, with their prompt and knowledgeable service you wouldn’t look to anyone else.  We carried that service over to our landlords and owners. I have no hesitation in recommending Red Electrical to all our owners.
Hamish Wilson   General Manager – A1 Property Managers Limited
(03) 356 2792