Yesterday I heard a bang/popping/crack sound from the kitchen, went in there and there was a smell like gunpowder, or burning
The washing machine was on, and the fridge, nothing else switched on at all. Light was off I think. Everything was still working (washing machine running, continued to heat up, fridge still on), nothing tripped on the circuit breaker. A thorough look revealed no burnt marks on the plug sockets etc.
I had an electrical survey done when I moved in 6 months ago and all was well. Now who or how can I persuade to look at basically nothing, except the words "Well it bothered ME and yes I know there's nothing to see..."
Could you maybe call the Fire Service (local fire station number maybe, not emergency). I've heard of 'hot spot detectors' which they might have which might be able to detect overheating wires in the walls or whatever. My other thought was an ancient egg exploding somewhere and releasing a sort of sulphur smell (do eggs explode )
Thanks starrychime I did think of the fire service but think they might say call an electrician, but there's nothing for an electrician to see! I did get a card from the fire service offering free smoke alarm tests so I could get them round for that and mention the bang I suppose!