© 2018 - Baldelectrician.com

This page of the site is dedicated to the things we find during our work, pictures for all to see.

The landlord was a bit miffed that this did not pass- he replaced this.

Had this been only one or two items then we would have fixed things whilst there. 

The dwelling needed a fair bit of work to make it safe to rent.

The same property had all the things on the top of this page, it had over 15 defects on the test.

This was powering up the cooker hood, left and below

Live wires in a back garden, someone had taken a hut away and this was left sticking out of the ground.

Had it not been for the MANDATORY landlord electrical checks this may not have been found

Open end of an extension (plugged in).

The landlord thought this was the way to connect a washing machine

Smoke detector over 2 years out of date, battery out of date in 2011

The smoke detectors (above) and the light pictures (left) are from the same property.

The extreme left photo shows heat damage.

The near left photo - the installer has thrown away the little box that encloses the connections and left them exposed.

The incorrectly installed recessed spot light has been scorching the foam loft insulation boarding.

This  was on the way to starting a fire.

Above

Both pictures from the same dwelling

This had been checked by another electrical contractor and had passed 12 months earlier.

We were asked to look (at smoke detectors) and noticed this.

Scottish Power have been and made it safe.

The left is a hole in the top of an unused service fuse 

The top picture shows the meter and the hole is live to the tune of 243 volts

A nasty shock indeed- the fuse in the big black holder is minimum of 60 Amps, regularly 100 Amps

Here we have another wiring check, where someone has installed a consumer unit after 2004- note the lack of RCD protection.

These older units were plastic and needed bits broken out to allow cables to enter.

The installer has been over zealous and has left holes in the bottom which can allow finger access- this is dangerous.

Fortunately the property was empty and the landlord has agreed to have the work rectified.

The smoke detectors (above) and the light pictures (left) are from the same property.

The extreme left photo shows heat damage.

The near left photo - the installer has thrown away the little box that encloses the connections and left them exposed.

The incorrectly installed recessed spot light has been scorching the foam loft insulation boarding.

This  was on the way to starting a fire.

The same consumer unit (above) from the bottom

The size of the hole is quite large- enough to allow a childs finger to the LIVE parts just above.

The install was empty and not in use at the time of the test.

There is also a part of the cable head missing, Scottish Power will be called to attend.