Currelec received an anguished call for help from a lovely family, around teatime yesterday. They were expecting friends and were preparing a special meal when the electricity went off in their third floor apartment! They said they had tried resetting things to no avail and now the burglar alarm was going off!

It was pouring with rain and I didn’t know what to expect – water leak maybe? I arrived to find no electricity supply to the apartment at all. So I reset the alarm, switched everything off and went on walkabout in the building. I eventually found the main breaker for their apartment and reset it. On returning to the apartment, I was able to restore and test the system circuit by circuit until we found the culprit – the kitchen hob extractor! This was quickly repaired and I went on my way.

The only regret I had was heading out into the rain and leaving behind the lovely smell of cooking! I’m sure they all enjoyed their evening and the “Thank you” text was much appreciated.

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