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Power Cut in Cardiff

Cardiff Electrical Group are always at hand to tackle an emergency situation. If your experiencing a power cut in Cardiff and the issue is confined to your home, you should definitely call us. However, we want to make sure you’re not spending money on emergency electrical services unnecessarily.

Is There a Power Cut in Cardiff?

When power to your home fails, it’s important to first ask yourself, is there a power cut in my area? Power cuts happen from time to time, these can be both planned and unplanned. In most cases power to your home will be restored automatically.

How To Check for a Power Cut in Your Area

There are a number of different resources and outlets you can use to check for power cuts in your area. If you’re experiencing a power outage in Cardiff or any of the surrounding areas, here’s what you’ll need to do:

Call 105: 105 is a new free phone number supplied by the national grid. Phoning 105 will allow you to connect to a national grid operator in your local area.

National grid website – The national grid website will allow you to enter your postcode to check for power cuts in your area. Here’s a link to the national grid power outage checker.

When To Call an Emergency Electrician

So you’ve gone online and typed in power cut near me or some variation of the term, called the nation grid, and you’ve checked if your neighbours have power. There are a few other tests you can try. Here’s a video from the national grid to explain.

If none of the steps we’ve outlined work for you, then it’s time to call our emergency services for electrical fault finding. Our rapid response team will restore power to your home as quickly as humanly possible.

Why Do Power Cuts Happen?

A power cut can occur for all sorts of reasons. We’ve outlined the main reasons here for you.
  • Adverse weather conditions
  • Equipment Failure
  • Maintenance & upgrades
  • Accidents
  • Human error
  • Grid overload
  • Natural event
While a power outage in Cardiff or anywhere in the UK may be infrequent, its important to know what to do when it happens.
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