Switchboard Upgrades and Home Safety Inspections

Older homes have a beauty and charm to them that draws in many homeowners. They also typically experience many electrical issues due to the advances made in technology that put extra strain on older equipment, combined with years of wear and tear.
Issues typically present themselves in a variety of ways, including regular popping of breakers, electrical outlets that only work occasionally, and switchboards that are a discombobulated mess.

You may be in need of a switchboard upgrade service if your home:

  • Was built prior to 1960 (no circuit breakers)
  • Has recently had an addition built
  • Does not meet Australian standards

Home safety inspections

Electrical safety inspections are crucial to the well-being of your home and the safety of all those who occupy it. Because of this, the Energy Safety – Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, Office of Energy has compiled a set of guidelines for when you should seek a home inspection.

When to Get a Home Inspection:

  • Your home is over 40 years.
  • Your home has undergone a major renovation or integrated a new, large appliance within the past decade.
  • You are a new homeowner of a previously owned home.
  • Your lights experience frequent flickering or dimming.
  • Your circuit breakers flip and/or fuses blow regularly
  • You have hot-to-touch and/or discoloured light switch faceplates
  • You hear unusual noises coming from electrical outlets

Additional Electrical Safety Inspections:

The inclusion of Safety switches and surge protection in your home is highly recommended, as it helps protect against accidental electric shock or electrocution. As a precaution, homeowners should consider as a minimum the installation of RCDs (safety switches) on PowerPoints and lights throughout the home.

Surge protection offers an additional layer of protection. In fact, if you have sophisticated appliances and electronics, you can’t afford to safeguard them with whole-house surge protectors. With these installed, you can feel confident your expensive items are properly protected.

Whether you need a thorough home inspection completed or would like whole house surge protection or RCD’s installed in your home, our skilled professionals can help. Home safety is just one call and inspection away.

Call 0419 000 164 or 08 9507 8317 for service-related information.