19th June 2017

4 Household Appliances You Should Check for Faults

oven in kitchen

Are your appliances safe to use? In our busy lives it is easy to forget to check appliances for faults. From mobile phone chargers to washing machines, companies have had to recall many faulty products over the years! It is important that you know if your household appliances are in need of an electric repair or not.

Our Glasgow electricians at MacLaren Electrical Services Ltd will be able to help you with this! Ensuring our customers safety is our main priority in any job we have. In a domestic environment, our electricians consider safety factors and hazards, helping you to identify any appliances in need of repair.

Fridge Freezers

Fridge in need of electric repair

Make sure your fridge is running the right way!

If a fault develops with your fridge freezer it is a very serious problem! More or less every household has one, making it a likely hazardous product. Make sure that your fridge freezer is not in need of electric repair! If you are unsure of the signs, just ask for advice from one of our electricians.

Hair Styling Tools

girl blow drying hair

Always switch your hair dryer off at the plug!

Hair styling tools and dryers are another electrical appliance that is susceptible to having safety problems. Straighteners and curlers have been known to cause serious accidents in homes when left plugged in and switched on. Millions of homes use hair tools and it is very important to be aware that smaller electrical appliances have the ability of being hazardous. Think your household may have an electrical problem? Check out our last post about identifying common problems that may require help from an electrician.

No matter if you need advice or a repair, our electricians offer a quick and quality service!

“Dear Steve

Thank you for sorting out the electric shower and the living room lights following my recent insurance claim.

Your guys turned up on time as arranged and could not have been more helpful.

I will definitely recommend your company to all of my friends.

Thank you so much.”

Sophie Benton, January 2017


kitchen counter with kettle

People often forget their kettle could be a hazard!

Another household product you should check for faults is your kettle! Kettles are a safety risk in their own right, carrying boiling water, but also could be an electrical safety risk. A product common in so many households, it is essential that you ensure your kettle is operating correctly and is not in need of any electric repair! Again, if you are unsure if your kettle is faulty, you can just ask for advice from on our experienced electricians.


full dishwasher

With so much use, keep an eye on your dishwasher.

Used daily by most households, if faulty, a dishwasher can be a large fire hazard! A risk more aware to the public than maybe that of kettles and fridges, some dishwashers have previously been known to be recalled by the manufacturer. If you have a dishwasher or any other household appliance you suspect might be faulty, consult with an experienced electrician!

If you are unsure of the safety of one of your electrical household appliances, don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Steven Maclaren is an electrical expert and has been for the last 10 years, his company Maclaren Electrical Services has worked incredibly hard to build their reputation in the electrical industry. Steven strives to develop and evolve to ensure that he can do the best for the team, the community and the environment.