You may be wondering why on earth you need a socket installed outside? Stressless Electrics in Warrington are here to explain why you might want to consider it.
Well, how many times have you been mowing the lawn and thought ‘I hope this cable doesn’t snap’ or if only the cable was slightly longer so you could reach that patch of grass right in the corner. Having an outside socket installed would solve this issue. If you’re interested in having an outside socket installed in Warrington, give Stressless Electrics a call today,
Why install an outdoor socket?
Installing an outside socket into your garden means any outdoor electrical equipment can be plugged in near to where you want to use it. This means no more trip hazards and any garden tools become much easier to use. Things like hot tubs, pools, water features, garden lighting, patio heaters will also need sockets available outside. Outside sockets are also very useful if you’re considering a garden office or outbuilding where you will need power available.
Do I really need an electrician to install an outside socket?
While you may think it’ll be simple enough to install yourself, outside sockets should be installed by a qualified electrician. They need to be extremely durable and strong as they’ll be exposed to all types of weather. They also should be installed with ‘RCD’ (residual current device) This will mean the socket will cut off all electricity if a fault is detected. This protects you from any harm like electric shocks. A qualified electrician will also be able to advise you in choosing the right socket, where it should be installed and how many sockets you need. They will of course test each socket and make sure it’s safe for use before leaving.
How much is it to install an outside socket?
Installation of an outside socket will be slightly more than a regular indoor socket. Outdoor sockets are much more durable and come with a cover to protect them against the elements that the British weather will throw at them. There are many other factors that will have an impact of the cost including the position and whether it’s a single or a double socket. If you would like more information on the costs, please give us a call today.
Other things to consider:
The installation of an outside socket will take around two to four hours, this will also include testing.
Outside socket covers can be selected in a few different colours. This allows you have a socket that matches with the rest of your garden décor and not look like too much of an eye sore.
You should also consider whether one socket will be enough. A dual socket may be better if you’re a keen garden landscaper to allow you to have multiple electrical garden tools in use at once. If you’re thinking of having a hot tub installed to enjoy over the dark winter months, again extra outside sockets may be useful.
There are also outside sockets with built in timers available. These are great for lighting and heating and will turn off at ideal times to suit you.
Outside socket installer in Warrington
Stressless Electrics are your local domestic electricians in Warrington and the surrounding areas. Get in touch with us today if you’re in need of a qualified electrician to install outside sockets into your garden.