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Preventable electrical failures

Oct 19, 2020

Preventable electrical failures

Preventable electrical failures

A burnt-out powerpoint, chirping smoke alarms and no safety switches on the switchboard.

This is just another day in the life of a Sharpe Services tech. We get many callouts to find and fix faults in older home electrics. Most of them are preventable.

In this case the house lost power to the lounge when an old oil heater overloaded the circuit. The charred powerpoint was an indication of how slowly the old fuses on the switchboard reacted.

Modern safety switches can cut power in a milli-second, protecting a house from a possible electrical fire. Even better is to get Residual Current Devices fitted, which also protect against fatal electrocution.

A switchboard upgrade by Sharpe Services’ experienced and fully-licensed techs is an affordable way to future-proof your family’s safety.

While at the property our tech also upgraded the old smoke alarms, that were making beeping sounds. Smoke alarms have a lifespan and there are strict regulations about their use and how they are fitted.

Sharpe Services offers a range of home electrical services to ensure your switchboard and electrics are safe and compliant.

Are your household’s electrics up-to-date and meeting current legal standards?

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