An electrician’s work is never done. There’s always plenty to do and so I always get up early, and I’m out of the house by 7.30 am.
I get loads of landlord inspections, and going out to do one is the first job of today. Landlord inspections tend to always fail on the same things. These include: cracked sockets, lights in toilets not being waterproof, labelling missing on the fuse board and burnt out ceiling pendants. Today’s property is no different and fails on all of these points. I already have the go ahead to repair or replace anything that needs doing, but I always like to check before starting remedial work as there are costs associated with this. I then repair and replace everything to make the property safe, and then of course get the vacuum cleaner out to tidy up after myself. For student accommodation, it’s advisable for landlords to tell the students to test the RCD and smoke alarm once a month. That way you’ve done your duty of care to the tenants
Then I’m typically off to do a little fitting job like putting in a John Lewis or Next light fitting (p.s remember to buy your light bulbs because they don’t come with them as standard).
Then I go over to another house and replace some down lights that have burned out. This was because they’d been covered in insulation. I remove the insulation that was in the ceiling around the fitting, and put in a nice new one.
Last job of the day is to stop off at the wholesaler to pick up a hob to fit for a client over the weekend. This is a last minute job as their hob broke. It turned out to be cheaper to replace it than to repair it, and here at David Blundell Electrical we always give the client the most cost effective solution to their electrical problems.