Frequently Asked Questions

The following selection of frequently asked questions presents brief responses to many typical questions that are put to In-Line Electrical Services. Please always check here for answers in advance of contacting us or submitting a question to us via email.

Q - Do I need a new fuse box?

A - There can be many reasons why you should consider having a new fuse box, listed below are some of the most common reasons :

  • Age
  • Overloaded
  • No R.C.D. protection
  • Rewireable fuses
  • Holes and gaps in the casing (poor condition)
  • Not up to the latest legal specifications

Q - How much do you charge for a quote?

A - All quotes are of no obligation and free, we also put them in writing.

Q - Why and how often should I get my electrics checked?

A 1) - That can depend on what the premises is, what it's used for and by whom. For example, a domestic property with a satisfactory periodic inspection is valid for a period of 10 years.

A 2) - If you are a landlord/landlady, then it is advised you have a periodic inspection report carried out and then have the premises checked out every time you have a change of tenancy via means of a visual inspection.

Q - How much would this cost?

A 1) - The price range for a periodic inspection can vary dependant on number of ways and the size/type of the property. For example a standard domestic property up to 8 ways would cost from £150.00 Plus vat taking between 4-6 hours, giving an in depth view on the installation and circuit requirements.

A 2) - The price for a visual inspection is a fixed price of £50.00 Plus vat, this consists of a basic process of ticking the boxes on the report form from a visual point of view and advising where necessary.

Q - Can the repairs be resolved on the call out?

A - We can complete most repairs whilst on site as our vans are also fully stocked and racked out, so we usually have parts on board, which enables a faster resolution of the issues. We also like to encourage the customer to be present so that all issues are fully identified.

Q - What is worth us calling you for?

A - We would always encourage you to phone us first and give us as close an idea of the work to be done initially so that we can develop an understanding of work needed to be done, if any at all. For example, an RCD tripping out is the most common occurrence in terms of an electrical fault but this doesn't mean it's the wiring, a lot of faults can be de due to the poor condition of household appliances and therefore we go that extra mile to resolve without the added charge of a call out to the customer (if possible).