26 Oct 2021

Whether it’s a quiet weeknight with the family or a gathering of everyone you know, the kitchen inevitably ends up being the space everyone gathers in, no matter the occasion. It has a big job to do, serving as both a functional space for cooking and an atmospheric space for entertaining which is why it’s often top of the list when planning a new kitchen! Here are our top 5 reasons to renovate your kitchen.

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1. Encourage to Cook at Home

One of the biggest trends in family lifestyle is the move towards more home-cooked healthier meals.

Increased counter space, new appliances and a brand-new feel to a kitchen encourage more people to stay home and cook rather than eating out.

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2. You Want To Save On Your Energy Bills

With energy costs steadily on the rise, something else to consider when undertaking kitchen remodelling is whether your renovations will grant you any eco-friendly advantages. ‘Greener’ kitchens generally perform better, use less energy and can . often equate to energy savings.

Skylights can make use of natural light, therefore reducing the need for artificial light. Energy-efficient appliances can also help you save on energy bills. Many electrical appliances now sold here in Australia have an energy rating label (based on a star system) which helps buyers compare how much electricity a product uses compared to other appliances. It’s a handy assessment of your appliance’s energy efficiency – the more stars, the more efficient the appliance and potentially more savings for you!

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3. Boost Resale Value

A new kitchen adds value to the home, and generally, the cost of a new kitchen will double the investment outlay. For example, a $15,000 kitchen will add approximately $30,000 to the property value. Something to consider, however, is to set realistic budgets and not go over your limit. As a rule of thumb, you want to pay no more than 2 percent of the property value when renovating kitchens.

4. It Is a Chance to Modernise Your Home

Updating your kitchen can not only be an investment opportunity, but it can also help modernise the look and feel of your entire home.

Technology is advancing at a rapid rate and modern kitchen appliances, devices and accessories make a huge difference in home functionality. Your kitchen renovation is the perfect opportunity to get with the times and the most popular kitchen concepts all include modern features such as water-saving taps, energy-saving appliances, smart kitchen systems, coffee machines and all sorts of modern gadgets that will make cooking much easier.

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5. You Need A Kitchen That’s More Functional

If you’re going to spend a lot of time in your new kitchen (and let’s face it, a lot of us have been during the pandemic), then it needs to be functional to allow for maximum efficiency, reduced workload and a streamlined food preparation process. Are you constantly bumping into others while you’re preparing a meal? Is there a corner of your kitchen that always seems to be cluttered? Is there enough room to enable you to multitask?

A new kitchen renovation can help remove bottlenecks by adding more cabinets, a second sink, a bigger pantry or even a kitchen island for food prep will all help your kitchen layout work more effectively for you and your family.

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The ability to clean is also something to consider if you’re going to remodel your kitchen, and things like low-maintenance appliances and an accessible floor plan will only benefit your kitchen’s appearance.

One last piece of advice?

You will need a lighting plan when designing your dream kitchen. Start with adding ambient light sources, as it is essentially a ‘task-driven’ area, as you will want to cast as much ambient light as evenly as possible from your ceiling. You can achieve this with a combination of pendant lights, downlights, track lights and flush mounts. Remember though, while your kitchen should be a space that feels light and bright, it’s important to consider installing dimmers on your main fixtures so you can change the light intensity when you need to.

The most beautiful kitchens always feature not just statement pendants, but subtle accent lighting that accentuates elements of the décor and architecture. Think downlights in glass cabinets and strip lighting above your splashback, in drawers, shelves, or pantries.

Remember your design can create a kitchen that’s perfect for you and your family.

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Installation, repairs, upgrades, lighting advice for your home and outdoor spaces. No matter what your home renovation plan calls for, you can trust Allyn White.

With over 45 years of experience in all aspects of domestic, industrial, commercial and emergency electrical work, Allyn will be able to assist with your electrical problems in Brisbane.

For a free quote by a licensed electrician call 0416 235 641 to arrange a time to discuss your electrical requirements.

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21 Oct 2021
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The bathroom may not immediately come to mind when you’re thinking of upgrading the lighting around your home. Often, we focus on areas such as the living room, kitchen, bedrooms, and even the front yard, neglecting one of the rooms we actually utilise the most in the home — the bathroom!. Why not make your bathroom space as pretty as the rest of your home with these lighting ideas.

Your bathroom is also a place in which many people do things such as dry their hair, put their makeup on and so on, which actually makes it one of the rooms in your home in which lighting is the most crucial. Whether you’re planning to improve your current lighting or are renovating your bathroom lighting is an important part of bathroom design.

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In this article, we will look at why you should consider upgrading your bathroom lighting. Read on to find out more!

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Why Is It Important To Have Good Bathroom Lighting?

Nowadays, bathrooms aren’t solely “functional” rooms. Many homeowners now recognise bathrooms as a great place to unwind and relax after a hard day at work.

Lighting is an important part of modern bathroom design. If you’re updating or renovating, you need to think about your lighting design.

Good Lighting Transforms Bathroom Appearance

No matter how small or large your bathroom is, good quality lighting can transform the overall appearance and ambience.

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For example, light placement can determine the areas that you would like to highlight in your bathroom. Not to mention, the type of lightbulb chosen can influence how comfortable the room feels.

So if you’d like to upgrade your ambient or main source of lighting or add accent lights for relaxing effects, then consult a licensed and professional electrician in Brisbane like Allyn White who can help bring your vision to life!

Bathroom Lighting Affects Mood

Bathrooms aren’t just for cleaning – they can also be for relaxing. Or at least, they should be. And, of course, good lighting is key to achieving this!

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Bathroom lighting can affect your mood, depending on what type of ambience you would want to create. For example, yellow light emits a warmer glow, similar to candlelight.

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The ability to dim your bathroom lights might also be a good decision if you intend on using your bathroom as a home spa or simply a place to escape.

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Maximise Energy-Efficiency And Cost-Effectiveness

When talking about electricity, we can’t overlook your power bill.
Did you know that lighting makes up around 10% of the average household energy bill?

As such, we recommend choosing good bathroom lighting that maximises energy efficiency and brings down the costs of electricity.

Modern energy-saving bulbs maximise output, without using the amount of power older bulbs would. Switching to LED downlights can help reduce your electricity bill.

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Improve The Safety In The Bathroom

Safety may not come to mind immediately when thinking of bathroom lights, but adequate lighting is an absolute necessity when it comes to ensuring optimal levels of safety in the bathroom.

Poor lighting in the bathroom can be a cause of people slipping and injuring themselves when they are unable to see whether or not a surface is covered in water. This is especially important if you have elderly family or children using your bathroom.

If You Read In The Bath, You Definitely Need Good Lighting

Are you someone who enjoys relaxing at the end of the day with a nice scented candle, bubble bath and a good book to let your hair down? If so, you want to ensure that your bathroom lights are suited to your needs. What does this mean?

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Well, when it comes to reading, you will want to ensure that your bathroom is fitted with an adjustable accent light that is aimed outside of your bathroom. This ensures you will avoid any potential glare, which is not optimal for reading. Shielded fixtures are also a fantastic option for those who are looking to prevent glare in the bathroom in general.

If you enjoy a good book in the bath, it just may be time for a bathroom lighting upgrade. Your eyes will thank you!

Contact a Licensed Electrician in Brisbane for Your Home Electrical Maintenance, Upgrades and Repairs

Best Brisbane electrician | Allyn White Electrician

Installation, repairs, upgrades, lighting advice for your home and outdoor spaces. No matter what your home renovation plan calls for, you can trust Allyn White.

With over 45 years of experience in all aspects of domestic, industrial, commercial and emergency electrical work, Allyn will be able to assist with your electrical problems in Brisbane.

For a free quote by a licensed electrician call 0416 235 641 to arrange a time to discuss your electrical requirements.

Our charge out rate remains the same during the week, weekends and after hours, so don’t hesitate to contact us today!

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14 Oct 2021

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Your bedroom is probably the only room in your house where you spend time when it’s completely dark, completely bright, or completely somewhere in between. In this article we will give you some ideas to get your bedroom lighting design just right.

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Bedroom Lighting Guide: The Basics

Here are some basic bedroom lighting tips and how to layer your lights using ambient, accent, and task lighting. We will also go over picking the right bulbs for your bedroom so that their brightness and colour match your bedroom perfectly.

Layering The Lights In Your Bedroom

Knowing how to layer your lighting is the key to creating the best lighting for your bedroom. This means finding the right balance between ambient, task, and accent lighting. By creating this balance, you will be able to create the lighting for any mood and any activity with the flick of a switch.

Ambient Lighting

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For starters, begin building your lighting foundation with ambient lighting, or general lighting. Proper ambient light includes natural lighting via large windows, or artificial lighting; whatever provides a decent amount of lighting that’ll enable you to perform general tasks like cleaning, folding clothes, or making the bed.

In terms of artificial lighting, ambient light is best achieved with ceiling fixtures (like for example flush mount ceiling lights, chandeliers, pendant lights) or the use of floor and/or bedside lamps. Both lighting types will offer enough lighting for activities that don’t require bright, focused light.

Task Lighting

If you expect to do activities that require a bit more focus, like reading, working, or applying makeup, then consider layering on top of your general lighting with task light fittings. Focused task lighting need not be confined to the traditional desk task light. Consider bedside table lamps, low hanging pendants on either side of the bed, sconces, wall mounted task lights on either side of a headboard or other directional lighting placed above it.

In this sense, the bedroom task light can essentially take on any form, if it offers ample lighting needed for sustained concentration.

Accent Lighting

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Accent lighting is typically meant to draw attention and highlight features–like artwork–within a given space. For the bedroom, accent lighting on its own can act as a subdued version of ambient lighting, giving off a pleasant glow and creating a cozy atmosphere. Utilising recessed lighting in the bedroom, wall sconces or creative repurposing of other fixtures are a few ways to incorporate this feature in your bedroom’s light design.

Dimmers

When layering your bedroom lighting, dimmers play an important role in the grander scheme of the design. Not only do dimmers let you add an extra dimension to the room’s space, but they’re inherently multifunctional. Between low lighting to full brightness, a dimmer can accommodate multiple lighting needs. At max brightness, the dimmer lends itself to general lighting, while at lower settings, the feature allows for mood setting. Because dimmers are easy to install (and if the bulb type allows for it), any lighting fixture can take on a multipurpose role.

Choosing the Right Bulb

 

Brightness

As you layer your bedroom lighting, it’s also important to consider the type of bulb you’ll use for each fixture. But before you set out to hunt for any old bulb, you’ll want to figure out your preferred brightness level, or lumens. While the suggested lumens for the bedroom range between 2,000 and 3,000, this is a subjective decision that changes based on the type of ambience you desire for your bedroom.

After settling on the maximum lumen output of a bulb, you need to consider if the bulb type you want is dimmable. We would advise the use of LED lighting as these fittings use less power and are dimmable.

Colour

Light colour plays an important role in supporting certain activities. For starters, think about the type of bulb: incandescent/halogen bulbs typically give off a soft white glow and have a high running cost, while LEDs can run the colour temperature gamut and are energy efficient and a low cost to run.

As white and blue light colours have been shown to promote alertness, lighting with such hues is best used with the task or directional lighting to support focused activities. Because blue and white lights increase alertness and subsequently suppress the production of melatonin (or hormones that induce sleep), they are not ideal if you’re trying to wind down and relax in the bedroom after a long day. On the other hand, lighting that diffuses warmer colours (like yellow) don’t interfere with melatonin production. So, warmer lights are best for bedroom activities like reading, watching TV or simply relaxing.

With the evolving functions of the bedroom comes the need for proper lighting to support these functions. Between appropriate lighting layers, dimmers, and suitable bulbs, getting these aspects right is a sure-fire way to ensure a comfortable lighting situation in your bedroom. So, get creative and choose the fixtures and light fittings you need to get just the right balance for your perfect bedroom lighting design.

Contact a Licensed Electrician in Brisbane for Your Home Electrical Maintenance, Upgrades and Repairs

Best Brisbane electrician | Allyn White Electrician

Installation, repairs, upgrades, lighting advice for your home and outdoor spaces. No matter what your home renovation plan calls for, you can trust Allyn White.

With over 45 years of experience in all aspects of domestic, industrial, commercial and emergency electrical work, Allyn will be able to assist with your electrical problems in Brisbane.

For a free quote by a licensed electrician call 0416 235 641 to arrange a time to discuss your electrical requirements.

Our charge out rate remains the same during the week, weekends and after hours, so don’t hesitate to contact us today!

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08 Oct 2021

Did you know that all electrical shocks can be prevented? Here’s how to make your home safe.

Each year in Queensland around 70 children under 15 end up in the emergency room because of an electrical injury. More than a third of these children are under five.

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Here are some simple ways to make your home a safe zone.

You can help prevent shocks and burns with these simple fixes in your home:
1. Put safety switches on all circuits to keep your family safe from electric shock. To ensure that safety switches work, they should be tested every three months by pressing the test button.

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2. Replace any damaged power points, wall switches, electrical equipment, or frayed leads as soon as possible. Damaged equipment may have exposed live wires, resulting in an electric shock. Wrapping tape around damaged leads will not protect you from an electric shock.

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3. Install dummy plugs on all power points and power boards. These are specially designed plastic plugs you can insert into unused power point sockets that help prevent objects from going into the powerpoint. You can also buy protective power points with built-in shutters which automatically close off the socket openings when a plug is removed.

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4. Never overload power outlets by plugging in multiple double adapters at the same time. If you require more power outlets, you can install more power points or use a power board.

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5. Don’t mix electricity and water as it can be a deadly combination. Keep electrical equipment away from children’s bathtubs and sinks.

6. Keep power cords and leads out of reach of small children’s hands and mouths. Small children frequently want to try new things by putting them in their mouths, which can result in an electric shock.

When unplugging leads, use caution because pulling them out with force can damage the equipment, lead, or powerpoint.

7. Look for the Regulatory Compliance Mark on electrical equipment (RCM). When shopping online, keep in mind that equipment purchased from an overseas supplier may not meet Australian safety standards.

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Contact a Licensed Electrician in Brisbane for Your Home Electrical Maintenance, Upgrades and Repairs

Best Brisbane electrician | Allyn White Electrician

Installation, repairs, upgrades, lighting advice for your home and outdoor spaces. No matter what your home renovation plan calls for, you can trust Allyn White.

With over 45 years of experience in all aspects of domestic, industrial, commercial and emergency electrical work, Allyn will be able to assist with your electrical problems in Brisbane.

For a free quote by a licensed electrician call 0416 235 641 to arrange a time to discuss your electrical requirements.

Our charge out rate remains the same during the week, weekends and after hours, so don’t hesitate to contact us today!

Source: electricalsafety.qld.gov.au

30 Sep 2021

Should You Upgrade Your Lighting Before Selling Your Home?.
Presenting your property in the most attractive way can improve the value of your asset and also increase the selling price, in this hot market?

Should you consider replacing your home’s lighting before putting it on the market? Is it a worthwhile way to spend your money, or should you invest your time in another repair? Read our article for some helpful hints and tips to ensure you maximise the sale price for your home.

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It is not uncommon for sellers to spend an average of two months on repairs and improvement projects before putting their homes on the market. Take a room-by-room inventory of what needs to be done as you walk through your home. Don’t forget to look at your lighting while you’re noting down the peeling paint or carpet that’s need replacing

Most of us don’t give much thought to the lighting in our homes. However, the type and quality of light in your home can either attract or turn off buyers.

Before you spend money on interior design concepts, seek advice from a professional electrician who can discuss indoor and outdoor lighting improvements that will add value to your home and, who can help you determine what truly needs to be done before putting your home on the market. Should you consider replacing or upgrading your lighting?. Here are some ideas to help and add them to your “to-do” list.

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If your lighting is broken, replace it

Not all prospective buyers will come to your home during the day. Someone will schedule an inspection after work at night. Assume they try to turn on the light in your child’s room and…nothing happens.

Replace any broken or burned-out lightbulbs. If a hallway switch hasn’t worked in years but hasn’t bothered you, it’s time to contact an electrician. These are minor, low-cost repairs that will enhance a buyer’s experience when inspecting your home.

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Modernise a Room by Replacing Fixtures

Tastes and trends change quickly, and what was cutting-edge lighting design five years ago may now appear dated. Replacing fixtures is a low-cost way to modernise a space. Consider how a different feature light fixture could improve the space in rooms like the dining and living rooms, where a chandelier or pendant light can improve the appeal

Add Fixtures to Balance Out a House’s Drawbacks

As Queenslanders, we live in a hot climate but not all homes have air conditioning?
What if there is no way to add central air conditioning? You probably already know that buyers will put this in the “minus” column, but you can offset this by installing a ceiling fan or ceiling fan lights in all major living areas such as the kitchen, living room, bedrooms and dining room. Modern ceiling fans move air much more efficiently and can provide an alternative lightening solution

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Lighting can be used to soften a space

Harsh lighting does not help a space. Replace incandescent bulbs with soft light bulbs, especially in bedrooms. Consider installing recessed lighting and LED downlights in some areas, as it can be a significant selling point. It brightens and adds natural-looking light to a room.

To compensate for a lack of natural light, use lighting in darker, less inviting areas. Replacing or adding windows is an expensive improvement to make in a home that you want to sell, but strategically placed lighting can help present your home in the best light.

Install Lighting Outside

You want buyers to feel welcomed and drawn into your home’s front entry. When thinking about adding or improving lighting in your home, consider the exterior as well.

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Install solar-powered lighting along the path to your front door. It welcomes visitors while also reducing tripping hazards. Consider installing a motion-sensor light above your front door if you don’t already have one.

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Make your lighting more energy-efficient

Consider being energy conscious while replacing fixtures and light bulbs. Lighting consumes 5% of the average household’s energy budget. Older light bulbs emit a lot of heat and are costly to run. Even if you don’t do anything else, consider replacing old light bulbs with newer LEDs that use less energy than traditional incandescent light bulbs.

If you’re debating whether or not to replace your lighting before selling, a professional electrician can advise you on which upgrades are necessary that will have a positive impact and help with your lighting design plan.

Contact a Licensed Electrician in Brisbane for Your Home Electrical Maintenance and Repairs

Best Brisbane electrician | Allyn White Electrician

Installation, repairs, upgrades, planning… no matter what your home renovation plan calls for, you can trust Allyn White.

With over 45 years of experience in all aspects of domestic, industrial, commercial and emergency electrical work, Allyn will be able to assist with your electrical problems in Brisbane.

For a free quote by a licensed electrician call 0416 235 641 or simply complete the online enquiry form and we will call and arrange a time to discuss your electrical requirements.

Our charge out rate remains the same during the week, weekends and after hours, so don’t hesitate to contact us today!

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23 Sep 2021

Having a nice garden to hang out in is great. But having a nice garden with nice outdoor lighting is amazing. Make the most of your outdoor spaces with these fabulous lighting ideas.

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1. Add a glow from above

A gentle glow hidden in trees or above a structure such as a pergola can help to mimic a bright moonlight glow.

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2. Light a path—organically

There’s no rule about the placement of lights along a sidewalk or hardscape path. Add lights to help provide a gentle illumination as people walk, especially at curves or turns.

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3. Highlight water

Lighting is a good complement to outdoor water, from a small fountain to a large pond

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4. Focus on structure

Columns, arches, and doorways are natural spots to include lighting outside

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5. Include sensors

Ask your lighting showroom about motion or photovoltaic sensors, which can provide the light you need when you need it.

To minimalize any trouble, it is better if you get a technician to make your garden looks nicer and amazing with your desired lighting and decorations.

Contact a Licensed Electrician in Brisbane for Your Home Electrical Maintenance and Repairs

Best Brisbane electrician | Allyn White Electrician

Installation, repairs, upgrades, planning… no matter what your home renovation plan calls for, you can trust Allyn White.

With over 45 years of experience in all aspects of domestic, industrial, commercial and emergency electrical work, Allyn will be able to assist with your electrical problems in Brisbane.

For a free quote by a licensed electrician call 0416 235 641 or simply complete the online enquiry form and we will call and arrange a time to discuss your electrical requirements.

Our charge out rate remains the same during the week, weekends and after hours, so don’t hesitate to contact us today!

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15 Sep 2021

You turned it on after plugging it in. You then unplugged it and turned it off. And your electrical outlet is still not working!

A faulty or dead outlet can be inconvenient, especially if you need to charge your laptop or use an electric kettle to make your favourite cup of tea. Nobody enjoys dealing with a faulty outlet, there can be a variety of reasons and causes.

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If you’re frustrated by an electrical outlet that has suddenly stopped working, continue reading. We’ll go over the most common reasons why your outlets might fail you, as well as what you can do about it.

Reasons why your electrical outlet isn’t working.

Every day, you rely on your electrical outlet and let’s be honest, you don’t think twice about it – until it fails of course.

Whether it’s while working from home or watching your favourite TV show in the evening, homeowners frequently experience faulty and broken outlets for a variety of reasons. Here are a few examples of the most common.

What is the procedure for resetting an electrical outlet?

If your outlet isn’t working, it’s possible that you have a tripped circuit breaker; this is why you need to flip the switch between the “on” and “off” positions to reset the circuit.

So you’re not resetting the outlet itself, but rather the circuit that powers it (and others around your home). In most cases, resetting the circuit breaker will resolve the problem and, as a result, your outlet.

If your breaker is still not working properly, contact your local electrician right away.

Blown fuse

If your electricity is powered by a fuse box, a blown fuse could be the source of the problem. You may have a blown or broken fuse that must be replaced right away. Contact your local electrician.

GFCI outlets tripped – As of 1 January 2019 GFCI are rarely required as safety switches installed in switchboards would provide the same protection

A Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) is a safety device that is installed on power outlets, especially those near water sources, such as those in the bathroom or kitchen. They protect against electrical shock and detect short circuits automatically.

If your GFCI outlet is not functioning properly, it means that your electrical outlet is not functioning at all. Try resetting the GFCI button.

If the problems persist, do not attempt to investigate further. You are putting yourself in danger as it is best to contact a local electrician!

Smouldering outlets

Strong and unexpected electrical surges generate heat in your wiring, which can damage your outlets.

If you notice black spots or smoke coming from your outlets, or if you smell a strange burning odour, you should have your burned outlets replaced right away by a local electrician, as these can cause fire hazards if left unchecked.

Wires that aren’t in place

Some of the most common causes of faulty outlets are loose wires. While the fix may appear simple, it is critical that even a simple task like this be left to a qualified professional.

Inadequate installation

Unfortunately, you may have previously been the victim of an unlicensed trade or a DIY person. Even if your outlets are relatively new and show no signs of damage, they may malfunction if they were installed incorrectly or poorly.

If you are unsure whether you have a faulty electrical outlet, the best thing to do is to contact a professional electrician who can inspect the problem, carefully disconnect the faulty wirings or faulty outlet, and replace them quickly and safely.

Old outlet

Electrical outlets that are old and worn out are just that: old and worn out. And, like anything else in your home, outlets may need to be replaced due to wear and tear over time.

Due to decomposing materials, old outlets may also have exposed or frayed wiring, as well as loose electrical connections.

How can you tell if a power outlet is faulty?

Older outlets can even cause a slew of problems, such as:

– Shocks from electricity
– Connection issues
– Fires caused by electricity

Can I repair a powerless outlet?. NO.

Attempting to repair an outlet fault on your own can be hazardous and is illegal. Only qualified licensed electricians are trained and legally allowed to repair faulty outlets safely.

What can I check prior to calling a licensed electrician to save a service call?

Step 1

Check the safety switch located in your switchboard to make sure it’s on if however, it repeatedly trips call a licensed electrician.

Attempt to plug in other appliances

When you first notice that your outlet isn’t working, try plugging in another appliance. If this secondary appliance works, you can be certain that the problem is with the original appliance rather than with the outlet.

Check other outlets to see if they are operational

If one of your home’s power outlets is not working, you should investigate whether the problem is limited to that single outlet, nearby outlets, or all outlets in your home.

Look for a nearby outlet (for example, in the same room). Then, at the opposite end of the house, check another. You can now determine whether the problem affects only one or multiple outlets.

Unplug any other appliances that are plugged into the same electrical outlet

Electrical outlets that are overloaded may occasionally fail to function. One of the best ways to test this is to unplug all other appliances from a single electrical outlet to see if any other appliances are drawing more power than the others.

Call an electrician

Faulty outlets may appear to be inconvenient, but they can also present larger issues or conceal deeper problems within your home’s electrical system.

Electrical outlets and wiring in the home can be complicated. We strongly advise you to contact a professional electrician immediately. Only licensed electricians can legally undertake wiring repairs.

Is it necessary to hire an electrician to replace an outlet?

Yes.
Electricians will always have testers and special equipment on hand to help them safely identify the problems you’re having. This specialised equipment should only be used by a trained professional.

Contact a Licensed Electrician in Brisbane for Your Home Electrical Maintenance and Repairs

Best Brisbane electrician | Allyn White Electrician

Installation, repairs, upgrades, planning… no matter what your home renovation plan calls for, you can trust Allyn White.

With over 45 years of experience in all aspects of domestic, industrial, commercial and emergency electrical work, Allyn will be able to assist with your electrical problems in Brisbane.

For a free quote by a licensed electrician call 0416 235 641 or simply complete the online enquiry form and we will call and arrange a time to discuss your electrical requirements.

Our charge out rate remains the same during the week, weekends and after hours, so don’t hesitate to contact us today!

sources: briggselectrical.com.au

12 Aug 2021
Install outdoor lighting this winter in Brisbane - Allyn White Electrical

Winters usually can be long and cold. In Brisbane, even though winter is mostly ‘only’ mild chill during the day, it doesn’t mean that you should let your house stay in the dark. You can enjoy your outdoor patio in the dark winter nights with outdoor lighting, designed by a professional Brisbane Electrician. Here are some reasons you should install outdoor lighting this winter!

If you’re searching for the best licensed electrician in the Brisbane area and surrounds (Alderley, Ashgrove, Bardon, Enoggera, Paddington, The Gap), look no further than Allyn White Electrical.


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04 Aug 2021
upgrade your old switchboard in brisbane - contact allyn white electrical for any electrical emergency services
The main purpose of an electrical switchboard in your home or commercial property is to distribute electricity from one electrical source to another electrical source. It is a major component used in a power distribution process and is commonly made up of several electric panels. But what if your switchboard is faulty? Read on to know what dangers of a faulty switchboard you should know.

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22 Jul 2021
Frequently Asked Questions Brisbane Electrician. Contact Allyn White Electrical for more information!
Here is a selection of the most commonly asked questions by our customers. Please refer to the answers below and if you have a question that is not here visit our homepage and complete the contact form. You can also call us direct on 0416 235 641.
If you’re searching for the best licensed electrician in the Brisbane area and surrounds (Alderley, Ashgrove, Bardon, Enoggera, Paddington, The Gap), look no further than Allyn White Electrical.

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