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Home Electrical Safety Checks

Goran Surbevski, Senior Installation HVAC Technician
With over 11 years of experience in all things HVAC, Goran is equipped with all the practical know-how and knowledge to provide you with a professional air conditioning solution to every home and business. Goran is active with training our technicians to make sure their techniques are safe and up to date with the latest technology. Like many of our team members, Goran leads a healthy lifestyle with regular swimming and walking. He also enjoys searching for his next vegan foodie cafe.

Prevent electrical danger within your home

For your safety’s sake and that of your family, its recommended regular Home Electrical Safety Checks are carried out periodically.

Ausgrid recommends that homeowners arrange for periodic checks be carried out on safety switches every six months and circuit breakers every two years.

Following safety tips relating to electricity around the home and outdoors:

  • Get a licensed electrician to carry out any kind of rewiring, installation of new PowerPoints or lighting.
  • Use only extension leads with three pinned plugs.
  • That way electricity will flow through the earthing pin, and not through your body. Overloading your power points can be dangerous. Use only one double adapter per powerpoint.
  • Just like overloading a PowerPoint, you can also overload your property’s electrical panel if you install too many appliances. This is very dangerous and can lead to a number of issues, including possible electrocution.
  • Contact a licensed electrician immediately if you have constant blown fuses, or notice buzzing or sparking on your electrical panel.
  • When using a ladder, be aware of your surroundings. Keep your distance from powerlines at all times.
  • When painting, don’t remove PowerPoints or switches as this could expose live wires. Instead, try to mask around them.

Did you know electrical appliances and faults cause almost 40% of home fires?

If you do your bit you can minimise the risks in your home, everyone can stay safe together. Here are some tips to Prevent electrical fires in your home by Fire Rescue NSW.

How to Prevent electrical fires

  • Don’t overload PowerPoints and power boards.
  • Regularly check electrical leads for damage and faults.
  • Never use faulty electrical leads or appliances.
  • Store your electric blanket safely – roll don’t fold.
  • Before going to bed, turn off all electrical appliances at the PowerPoint.
  • Turn off electric blankets and heaters when you’re not at home and before getting into bed.

Ask us about our “Residential Electrical Safety Checks”, any safety concerns you may have or electrical help you may require. Call us on (02) 8061 5005

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