Socket & Switch Installation Southend
(And surrounding areas)
Call – 01702 911560
TM Hughes & Son Electrical Services are specialists in Socket and Switch installation in Southend and the surrounding areas.
Our Electricians deeply understand electrical systems, NICEIC registration, and full insurance and many years of experience.
Working with sockets and switches in your home can be divided into replacement and new installations.
While both involve handling electrical components, their requirements, procedures, and levels of complexity vary considerably.
Swapping Old for New: Socket & Switch Replacement
A socket or switch replacement involves removing the existing unit from its location and installing a new one in its place, connected to the same wires.
Why replace? As time passes, sockets and switches may deteriorate or simply become outdated.
Safety can be a concern, as worn-out sockets could lead to loose connections, sparking, or even electrical fires.
Aesthetics is another driving factor. Modern sockets and switches come in various designs and finishes, allowing you to refresh your home’s look while enhancing its safety.
The replacement process is typically less complex because it leverages existing wiring and locations. But remember, simplicity does not imply it’s a DIY task.
Incorrect installation could lead to safety hazards. Thus, professional handling ensures the new socket or switch is connected correctly and safe to use.
Branching Out: New Socket & Switch Installation
Installing new sockets or switches in new locations is a different ball game. This is not merely a swap but an extension of your home’s electrical system.
This job involves running new wires from your consumer unit to the new location, cutting into walls, and setting up new back boxes.
New installations are driven by the need for additional power points or remodelling of the home’s layout.
Perhaps you’re redesigning your living room, adding an appliance to your kitchen, or needing bedside sockets for convenient charging. Whatever your needs, a new installation is the solution.
However, this solution comes with added complexity. It requires a careful understanding the home’s electrical system, routing new wires without disrupting existing connections, and ensuring adherence to electrical safety standards and regulations.
Cutting into walls may require expertise to avoid structural damage or inadvertent cutting into plumbing or existing wiring.
Types Of Sockets & Switches
We replace and install all types of sockets and switches, which include
- Single Socket
- Double Socket
- Switched Socket
- Unswitched Socket
- USB Socket
- FCU (Fused Connection Unit) Sockets
- Shaver Socket
- RCD (Residual Current Device) Sockets
- Single Pole Switches
- Double Pole Switches
- Two-Way Switches
- Intermediate Switches
- Dimmer Switches
- Pull Cord Switches
- Touch & Remote Control Switches
- Time Delay Switches
- Smart Switches
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