Electrical emergencies during the lockdown

The who, what, why and how.
Electrical Services

LMS Electrical Contractors can assist with electrical emergencies for all residential and commercial properties.

On 23 March 2020, President Ramaphosa announced that The National Coronavirus Command Council has forced a nationwide lockdown for 21 days with effect at midnight on Thursday March 26, 2020.

The purpose of the 21-day nation-wide lockdown is necessary to fundamentally disrupt the chain of COVID-19 transmission. It will prevent the spread of the virus, and save lives of South Africans.

Worker exempt from the lockdown include those involved with the production, distribution or supply of food and basic goods. Electricity supply, water and sanitation are considered essential services, which means that LMS Electrical Contracts can still attend to most electrical emergencies that happen during the lockdown.

During the lockdown, we can assist with:

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Tripping distribution board

This is when your circuit breaker or earth leakage protection device is tripping due to a faulty appliance or faulty damaged cable or breaker.

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Buzzing or humming circuit

This could mean that the breaker is being overloaded , carbon build up inside the circuit breaker, lose connection or an indication that the breaker potentially needs replacing.

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Smoke, fire or strange smell

If you experience any of the above, you need to isolate your electrical feed from the outside supply urgently.

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Faulty geysers or stoves

If your geyser or stove isn’t heating up or tripping the power, we can assist you with these repairs.

We can help you with these electrical matters after the lockdown:

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Installation of a generator or inverter

No new installations are allowed during the lockdown, including uninterupted electricity solutions.

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Rewiring your house

This would not constitute an emergency under the Disaster Management Act, is is excluded.

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Routine maintenance

We’d love to help you with this after the lockdown, however, we’re focussing our time on emergencies only.

You can count on LMS’ legendary service 

  • Standard call out and labour rates apply
  • We’re licenced and accredited to work during the lockdown
  • Our vehicles, equipment and staff adhere to all required sanitization specification, and we will sanitise before entering your home, office or factory
  • Our teams will be wearing person protective equipment at all times. 
We serve residential and commercial clients within a 20km radius from our offices in Strijdom park, which includes:

Northcliff, Randburg, Fairlands, Olivedale, Northriding, Boskruin, Ferndale, Hurlingham, Bryanston, Johannesburg North, Honeydew and Wilgeheuwel.

Call us on 082 779 9834 or send an email to luke@lmselectrical.net.