The switchboard is the main hub of the electrical installation. Currently many homes have the old style fuse boxes installed with the rewirable fuses. These fuses are nowhere near as reliable and safe as modern circuit breakers and should be upgraded as soon as possible.
A Grade Electrical has performed many upgrades of the switchboards and also the incoming mains to upgrade the installation and exceed current standards.
Please contact us to arrange a safety inspection of your home so you can make sure you are as electrically safe as possible.
How to tell the Difference Safety switches are an integral part of an electrical installation. The job of the safety switch is to protect the user of the electrical appliance, and not the wiring or installation itself, as a circuit breaker does.
A Grade Electrical can supply and install a safety switch to current standards in any installation from an old fuse box to an industrial switchboard. It is vital that your home/office has a safety switch on at least the power and light circuits. However, protecting all circuits is highly recommended and is the current standard on all new dwellings.
Safety switches monitor the flow of electricity through a circuit and if a problem is found which may pose a risk to personal safety, it will turn the power off within 0.30 of a second. Contact us for more info or to book a safety inspection on your premises.This will ensure your electrical installation is safe and up to current standards.
When buying an existing house or building, people will give lots of thought and consideration to doing a pest or building inspection, but not for the need for an electrical contractor. Not many people consider the condition of the wiring or electrical installation. This is where a qualified, licensed Brisbane electrician is essential.
It could be a very costly mistake to not get an electrical contractor in Brisbane to perform a safety inspection, as a complete rewire of a house can cost upwards of $10,000.
You buy a 35 year old house in a Brisbane suburb and it passes all building and pest inspections with flying colours. The previous owners have installed new power points and switches along with new light fittings. The electrical installation looks great. You assume the rest of the wiring is upto date also.
Once moved in, you decide to install an air conditioner in your lounge room and main bedroom. You get the units installed and then the electrical contractor turns up to connect the units to the switchboard.
The electrical contractor informs you he cannot proceed as the consumers mains (your responsibility) are too small. You will need to pay an extra $1000 to have your mains upgraded.
Upon further inspection of the switchboard, the electrical contractor finds the circuit protection devices are rewirable fuses. You need to pay an additional $600 to upgrade to circuit breakers.
This is a very common situation around Brisbane. In fact, you are going to be very fortunate if your whole wiring doesn’t need upgrading. An electrical inspection by A Grade Electrical could have armed you with all the information you needed to have negotiated a better buying price. You could have rectified these problems without the extra cost.
Call us to arrange an inspection on 07 3205 3139 and from only $198 inc. gst, you will get all the following items:
- The onsite written report mailed or emailed to you the working day after the inspection;
- Licensed, qualified tradesmen performing the inspection;
- Assurance all inspections are carried out by a Master Electrician;
- The knowledge that you won’t have any extra surprises when looking at doing electrical improvements to your home;
- Saving big $$$ for small investment.