My electrics have tripped – what do I do?

1. Go to the fuse box and ensure that all switches are to the very bottom, including the mains switch and the RCD Switch (these are the bigger switches).

2. Put RCD switch to the top and mains switch to the top, these two should always stay up. If these do not stay up, please contact the office on 0113 274 6642. If these switches do not stay up there is a problem with the electrics to the property or the fuse box itself.

3. Working from left to right put all of the smaller switches up to the very top, waiting around 10 seconds between each switch. If the item that tripped the electrics in the first place is still plugged in, it will cause the smaller switch to not stay up. You must locate this item and unplug from the wall and complete the above steps again.

4. Each small switch should be labelled with an area/description – i.e. Ground Floor Sockets. This will show you which area the item is plugged into, to work out which appliance/plug in is that’s tripping the electrics you will need to turn off and unplug everything that is plugged in on that circuit.

5. Once you have managed to keep all the switches up on the fuse board you can then start to plug each item back in (one at a time), this will show you which item is causing the electrics to trip.

6. The item that has tripped the electrics will probably require the fuse changing. If it is an appliance that Pickards have supplied you, click here and we will arrange an electrician to attend and take a look.