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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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Stay safer up there, switch off down here

03/05/2016

Stay safer up there, switch off down here

Electrical Safety Queensland has launched the 'Stay safer up there, switch off down here' campaign which highlights the need to switch off before working within the ceiling space of your home. There is a serious risk of electrical shock from electrical wiring when working in the ceiling ..

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15/03/2016

RECALL: "Infinity" Cable Could Shorten Your Lifespan

If you live anywhere in Australia (with the exception of the Northern Territory) then you should make an urgent call to any electrical contractors who've installed any cabling in your home since 2010. The reason? About 2,300 kilometers of dodgy cable installed in homes across the country.  ..

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22/02/2016

Surge Protection during Storm Season

During Storm season our electricians visit many homes who have experienced damage to appliances throughout their home caused by power surges brought on by lighting strikes nearby. The most frequent method used to protect against power surges is with a surge protecting power board wh ..

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13/11/2015

Common Storm Related Electrical Problems

When the power goes out, it's always an emergency. The air conditioning shuts off and the lights are out, worst of all the fridge isn't working so all the food inside becomes a ticking time bomb. What most people don't realise is that the majority of storm-related electrical faults are caused by ..

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Dodgy products get the Shonky Award

13/10/2015

Dodgy products get the Shonky Award

Products don't get much shonkier than a top loading washing machine which catches fire and 'flushable' toilet wipes which don't break down. These two dodgy products took out spots in the recently announced 2015 Shonky Awards carried out by the consumer watchdog Choice. This year's Ch ..

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