10 Jun 2021

Safety always comes first! When dealing with electricity, it is highly important to take all the safety measures you can. And what better way to find out if your electrical circuits in your home are still in perfect working order than by conducting an electrical safety inspection?

Just because your electrical system isn’t showing any signs of failure, it doesn’t mean that you do not have any existing issues. Serious problems can be major safety hazards and lead to fires, electrocution and even death.

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

We rely on electricity for our daily lives. When your electricity is out it can be a real inconvenience.

Why Should I Get An Electrical Safety 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.

If you are an employer, under Occupational Health and Workplace Safety Act you are required to provide safe workplaces for your employees, meaning that you are legally obliged to make sure that you have done everything you can to ensure their safety.

A pre-purchase electrical inspection is the only way you can identify any faults or electrical hazards that could be very expensive to fix after purchase. If any issues are detected, you may be able to negotiate a lower purchase price to cover the costs of the electrical repairs.

Inspect The Electricity Before You Purchase A House

pre-purchase electrical inspection prior to buying a home is important to identify any dangerous electrical situations that may be very expensive to repair once the property has been purchased. An electrical inspection can also help you negotiate a lower price if you find any property faults.

An electrical inspection can sometimes be included in the overall pre-purchase property inspection report (or building inspection), which will cover things like plumbing, heating, kitchen appliances, fire safety, foundations and more – but you should check that this is the case.

What Will Happen During An Electrical Inspection?

• We will check appliances and switches to ensure that there are no faults and that all power points are safe, and that the safety switches are operating correctly.
• We will look for any outdated wiring, exposed live wires and check for evidence of any DIY wiring.
• We will test smoke alarms and ensure they are placed in compliant positions in your home or business
• We will check if your electrical switchboard meets the current Australian Standards.
• We will also review any other electrical systems in your home and advise you on any aspects which need electrical repair or attention and identify any potential electrical hazards.

Other Reasons To Have An Electrical Safety Inspection

• If the house is over 25 years old.
• If you have old wiring.
• If any DIY electrical work has been carried out.
• After a major storm.
• Regular maintenance after buying the house.

Hire a Licensed Electrician in Brisbane

If you need help with testing and installing smoke alarms in Brisbane, contact Allyn White Electrical today. 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 to quote your switchboard and 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: greenefficientliving.com.au, oleadaelectrical.com.au, platinumelectricians.com.au

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