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Experienced Electrical Contractors in Southampton


On this page, MLC Electrical has looked to answer a handful of questions we commonly receive from clients in the Southampton area. While they cover subjects including electrical repairs, electrical installations and what exactly you should be looking for when hiring electrical contractors, there’s a chance you’ll have a question not answered below. If this is the case, don’t hesitate to call us on 023 8086 2675. We’re proud to be the go-to domestic electricians and industrial electricians not just for Southampton, but all surrounding areas.

Common Questions Answered

September Cottage

Ringwood Rd, Woodlands



SO40 7GX


023 8086 2675

Who do you most commonly serve around the Southampton area?


The MLC Electrical team is comprised of both domestic electricians and industrial electricians. This means that unlike many electrical contractors, we take on everything from minor electrical repairs for homeowners, to large-scale electrical installations for Southampton offices/factories. Versatility is a huge part of what we do.


What are the most common electrical repairs you’re called to carry out in Southampton?


Some of the most common repairs that our electrical domestic electricians and industrial electricians attend to around Southampton, include:

  • Light bulbs burning out regularly
  • Lights flickering on and off
  • Faulty electrical installations
  • Dead power outlets
  • Circuit board trips fuse and won’t reset
  • Circuit board trips fuse regularly
  • Exposed wiring
  • Power outlets feel hot to touch

What is Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)?


PAT is a thorough safety check on portable appliances featured within your home or business premises, conducted by qualified electrical contractors. You are legally obligated to ensure that all electrical equipment must be safe and fit for use, and PAT is an easy and affordable way of fulfilling this obligation. When carrying out PAT for Southampton clients, MLC Electrical’s team of domestic electricians / industrial electricians will inspect elements including:

  • Plugs
  • Wiring
  • Fuses
  • Earth Continuity
  • Polarity
  • Insulation Resistance

Once we’ve tested your appliances, we’ll hand you certification displaying the date on which an appliance was latest tested, and whether or not it passed. If we find that an appliance is not currently safe/fit for purpose, we may be able to recommend or carry out on the spot electrical repairs.


Why might I require a rewire?


Many domestic, commercial and industrial properties around Southampton and the wider Hampshire area feature antiquated electrical installations. These may be problematic because an old consumer unit lacks the modern safeguards which a new unit might have, wiring is faulty/unreliable or you’re lacking power outlets and light fixtures. If your property has not been rewired in 25+ years, there’s a good chance you’ll need to bring in electrical contractors to stage at least a part replacement of electrical installations. MLC Electrical can handle this job at a highly competitive price, the likes of which you won’t find at competing electricians around the Southampton area.


What’s involved in a rewire?


During a full rewire, our electricians will install new cabling, new back boxes for sockets and switches, any new sockets and switches you require and a new consumer unit that meets modern electrical safety standards. A partial rewire may only involve replacing certain outdated or malfunctioning electrical installations, rather than everything within your Southampton property.

Have a question not answered on this page? Pick up the phone and call MLC Electrical, the Southampton area’s go-to electrical contractors, on 023 8086 2675.