Power sockets and outlets are fairly simple, so any failure will often be easy for your electrician to diagnose and repair. Malfunction is often down to wear and tear, damage from power surges or overloading and wires working their way loose over time. In most cases the electrician can do some simple wiring work to repair them, or fit a replacement if needed.
Repair and replacement costs will largely be down to how long the job takes and the kind of socket you have. Decorative or polished metal sockets will cost more to replace than a simple plastic one. A good electrician should have any parts needed with him or will know of a nearby electricians’ supplier who will have parts in stock.
In most cases the electrician will also check the fuse box and look at your wiring to make sure that both are in good order. Qualified electricians can easily spot any problems with the wiring in your home and will be able to tell you of any work that needs to be done for safety reasons or to save you further call outs in the future.
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