Before buying a property, it is essential that we carry out pre-purchase electrical inspections. Regular electrical inspections will help ensure your home or business is electrically safe protecting your family or your staff. We offer comprehensive electrical inspections for any sized house or building.
Why should I get an electrical inspection?
There are several reasons why you should have regular electrical inspections. The most important reason, of course, is safety. Without regular thorough electrical inspections, the first sign that there is something wrong is when there is a major problem, like a fire or an electrical accident.
By having regular electrical inspections, you can reduce the chances of major electrical faults.
In Australia, up to 40 per cent of all residential fires can be attributed to some form of electrical failure or fault. Whilst some of these may be prevented through more careful practices, such as not leaving a mobile phone to charde near flammable materials, others can be directly attributed to overloaded electrical circuits, faulty electrical appliances, and deteriorated wiring.
As your home ages and the demands on electrical systems increase, so too does the importance of remaining vigilant to signs of wiring degradation. Even homes built in the 1990s will not have been wired to cope with the electrical demands of modern technology, which may be beyond their capacity.
Why should you rewire a house?
How often have you heard a news report which stated, “There were no working smoke alarms” following a house fire where lives were lost?
So sad, but also avoidable!
Even if your smoke alarms are cheap and pretty basic, they can definitely be lifesavers.
Why Do It?
LED lighting technology has developed at a staggering pace over the last several years. Products that were deemed cutting-edge a few years ago have been superseded by others that are superior in every way.
Nowhere is this more evident than in the realm of LED downlights.
These lights offer a stylish, unobtrusive alternative to traditional halogen spotlights, and they can be used for a wide range of domestic and commercial applications.
If you’ve not considered switching to LED downlights before, read on to find out why you should.
Wishing our customers, your families and friends a very merry Christmas. We look forward to looking after you again in 2017.
Stay safe during the festive season, test your safety switch and smoke detectors when setting up your Christmas lights.
Always turn off the power when putting up your Christmas lights or changing light bulbs and turn them off before going to bed or leaving your home.
Only purchase lights that are Australian safety compliant. Look for an approval number or the regulatory compliance mark logo, and always read and follow the manufacturer’s instructions and safety warnings.
Living in the Sunshine state we know that with the heat we often can get storms or flooding. Be electrical safe during our summer storm season. Here are a few preparation tips.
- Ensure your surge protector is installed and connected correctly to protect your electronic devices; (for example, your computer, TV, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator.)
- Install a safety switch and test regularly
- Know where to turn off your power, gas and water supply in case of an emergency.
- Pack up electrical equipment that is not in use and store in a safe place.
- Unplug outside TV’s and store in a dry area.
- Switch off and unplug electrical equipment.
- If you experience loss of power, turn off your power points and unplug electrical equipment.
- Do not use a fixed telephone (landline) during a thunderstorm, it can deliver an electric shock.
- What to consider when cleaning up after a storm.
- Stay away from any fallen power-lines.
- Stay clear of electrical cables, foil insulation or other conductive material that may be lying around your home.
- If you have lost power, contact ENERGEX they will be able to let you know when power will be restored.
- Do not touch a damaged switchboard and warn others to do the same. Always use a licensed electrical contractor to do all your electrical work and repairs as it is illegal and dangerous to attempt doing your own electrical work. Call your electrician.
- If your home or connection is damaged by a storm or flood, you may need verification tests to be carried out on your switchboard, wiring, equipment, and appliances to ensure the electrical circuits are still safe. Only a licensed electrical contractor can perform this for you to ensure that ENERGEX can then reconnect your service.
We are here to help. If you have any questions or would like to book us in for your next electrical project in 2017, give us a call or send us an email request.
Fire and Emergency Services (Domestic Smoke Alarms) Amendment Bill 2016
From January 1, 2017 only Photoelectric smoke alarms can be installed in new buildings or as replacements in existing buildings.
- All bedrooms and hallways are to have interconnected smoke alarms.
- Rental properties must comply to the new code when there is a new tenant or a new lease for an existing tenant. This also applies when there are renovations or sale of the property. All rental properties must comply with the new code within 5 years from 1st January 2017.
- New houses or significant renovations or sale of existing houses must comply to the new code from January 1, 2017. All private houses must comply to the new code within 10 years from January 1, 2017.
If you need any help installing the photoelectric smoke alarms or have any questions don’t hesitate to call Allyn White electrical.
For more information please see this white-paper : https://www.legislation.qld.gov.au/Bills/55PDF/2016/B15_0421_Fire_and_Emergency_Services_(Domestic_Smoke_Alarms)_Amendment_Bill_2016.pdf