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Christmas Lights Safety

15/11/2018

Christmas Lights Safety

Christmas is almost here and one of the best ways of getting into the mood is to decorate your house by hanging up pretty lights. We’ve put together 6 things to consider before you start putting up those lights to avoid electrocution or fire. 1. Test your safety switch. If  ..

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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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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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Summer may be over, but the risk of fire isn't

18/04/2018

Summer may be over, but the risk of fire isn't

Brisbane house fires have been an all too common feature on the news of late, with the latest taking 3 lives in Everton Park. While the cause of some of these fires is still unknown, there are some suspects that could be posing a risk in your home. Pests As it starts to get cooler, ..

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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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VIDEO: Smoke alarm legislation - what you need to know

10/11/2017

VIDEO: Smoke alarm legislation - what you need to know

Lee Carseldine asks our Fallon Electrical Technician, Joel, about the important updates to Queensland smoke alarm legislation (/electrical/smoke-alarm-legislation). If you would like advice on your current smoke alarm (/electrical/smoke-alarms) set up, or think you may need to upgrade ..

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