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How safe is your switchboard?

17/05/2019

How safe is your switchboard?

Your switchboard is the central hub of your home’s electrical system. If any problems occur with the switchboard, it can affect the wiring of your home. It is important you know the state of your switchboard, especially if you’re living in an older home to reduce risk electr ..

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The Most Common Home Emergencies and What To Do

07/06/2018

The Most Common Home Emergencies and What To Do

Broken, Leaking or Burst Hot Water System If your hot water has stopped working or is leaking, follow these 3 simple steps. 1. Turn off the cold water tap at the inlet to the hot water system. 2. Isolate the electricity to the system at your switchboard. This should be labelled. If you  ..

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Winter Home Maintenance Checklist

07/06/2018

Winter Home Maintenance Checklist

Changing seasons act as a reminder to perform regular maintenance checks around the home. Tick these off your list as we head in to winter to ensure the safety of your home and your family. Tumble Dryer Tumble dryers come in handy as the days get cooler and shorter. To ensure safe operation ..

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Electricity: The Invisible Danger

15/05/2018

Electricity: The Invisible Danger

Your home should be a safe haven for you and your family. Electricity plays a huge role in our day to day lives and is often taken for granted. It also poses potentially fatal safety risks which is why only qualified, trained and licensed electricians are to carry out electrical work domesticall ..

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One safety switch may not be enough

16/04/2018

One safety switch may not be enough

Electrical safety is something that should never be taken for granted. Safety switches turn off the power the second a leakage of current is detected. Current leakages can occur from a faulty power point or electrical appliance or even by accident such as drilling into a wall and hitting a live  ..

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07/04/2017

Why does my safety switch keep tripping?

Repeated tripping of the safety switch (/electrical/safety-switch) in your home can be really annoying and always seems to happen at very inconvenient times such as when you're getting ready for work or in the middle of cooking dinner. However, safety switches protect residents from dangerous el ..

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