Broken Socket

broken socket

A charred or burnt socket is a sign that something’s wrong with your electrical system.

It can be caused by:

  • Appliances demanding too much power from a socket which leads to overheating.
  • Electrical connections coming loose in the back of the socket.

Cracks can be particularly dangerous because dampness may create a path from the live terminals to the surface of the socket. A cracked cover can also shift around within the electrical box, leading to loose wires. This creates the potential for live electrical connections to short against the metal back box.

A Damaged electrical socket should not be used and should be replaced as soon as possible.

If your socket looks charred, cracked & loose call: 079 243 44440  or email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.