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Avoid Electrical Malfunctions! Why Are Electrical Inspections Important For Your Home?

Jamie Lee, Service HVAC Technician
Jamie is a keen HVAC service technician with over 3 years of experience. He is skilled in maintaining different types of air conditioning systems. Jamie is also passionate about the latest home automation and air conditioning technology. Outside of work, he can be found in his garage working on his car or watching his very soccer team – Liverpool F.C

Avoid electrical malfunctions before it is too late!

The older the electrical system of your building, the more likely it is that it will have failures which increase the chances of situations that end up in severe accidents. 

Don’t wait until the last minute when an electrical failure occurs. Regular inspections will pay off in the long run. Think about it like this: the best way to save costs on electrical malfunctions is to catch them before they even happen.

Ausgrid recommends that customers arrange for regular safety checks of their existing or newly purchased home, especially where old wiring has deteriorated and become unsafe. Special attention should be paid to all the following aspects of existing installations:

  • Service neutral links and the customer’s active and neutral links
  • Overhead point of attachment including exposed consumers mains that are often prone to ultraviolet degradation
  • The structural integrity of private pole as (and other private poles)
  • Old hinged wooden switchboards
  • Obsolete service fuses
  • Old underground service termination boxes and old overhead mains connection boxes ​​​​​​
  • Private aerial mains, particularly bare mains in bush fire-prone areas​​​​​​

It is recommended that periodic checks be carried out on safety switches (every six months) and circuit breakers (every two years) in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations and Australian Standards. Any identified potential safety hazards associated with Ausgrid’s service mains should be referred to Ausgrid’s emergency services and we will carry out any necessary repairs.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
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In addition to the above general information, Alliance Climate Control also suggest the following websites for further reference:​​​​​​​ www.ausgrid.com.au

Comprehensive electrical safety inspection which involves the following:

  • ​​​​​​​Determining any electrical hazards
  • Checking for uncovered permanent wiring
  • Checking for any exposed wires
  • Checking for outdated wiring
  • Testing safety switches
  • Examining the switchboard
  • Checking safety switches
  • Testing power points and lighting
  • Evaluating the level of electrical service
  • Assessing whether the home includes any DIY wiring
  • Noting the location of smoke alarms and testing them
  • Scanning for any electrical items that don’t comply with current regulations

Top benefits of electrical inspections

In simple words, regular electrical commercial inspections performed by a reliable company will guarantee that your systems are always in good, safe working condition. In this way, the risk of fire and injuries like electrocutions can be avoided. That being said, regular inspections of your electrical systems are a necessity rather than a choice.

Save costs on electrical failures

When an electrical failure happens, there are additional costs and business delays that can set your business back significantly. Even worse, you can lose the whole building in a fire. Many unfortunate fires start with poorly maintained or outdated electrical systems. So, when it comes to the high costs of electrical failures, these inspections of your electrical systems in your building or Office Space are a worthwhile investment.

Alliance Climate Control has an Electrical Department to identify if there are any electrical risk conditions that you should be aware of.

Keep up regular maintenance

It’s essential to make sure that your appliances, fittings, electrical wiring, earthing connections and switchboard are all in good working order – especially if your property is over 25 years old. If you ever suspect a problem, always contact a licensed electrician to do a check of the premises

Call us on (02) 8061 5005 to arrange a no-obligation electrical safety check, we will discuss our findings with you and provide a quotation to Electrical Safety Inspection for you and securing your family’s protection.

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