According to AAMI, faulty electrical appliances and systems are the second leading cause of house fires here in Australia. But fire isn’t the only risk associated with faulty electrical systems; everything from electrocution right down to inefficient use of electricity are issues commonly associated with unsafe electrical systems.
This really drives home the importance of having your home or office’s electrical system inspected for safety regularly. Here at RJ Electrical, we offer safety inspection services designed to fulfil this need. Read on to learn more.
The following symptoms are warning signs that your property’s electrical system is in need of a safety inspection:
- Lights that flicker or trip your circuit breaker
- Hot-to-touch power points
- Wobbly switches and ceiling fans
- Outlets that trip regularly
- Appliances that shock you
These issues aren’t just safety hazards – they may indicate a violation of the strict safety codes put in place by the Australian government.
While you should definitely give us a call if you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, we recommend that you be proactive and get your electrical system tested regularly. How often, you ask? This depends on the level of dependence and use that your electrical system sees. Give us a call with your specific usage details and we’ll provide you with an estimate of how often you should have your system inspected.
What we inspect
In inspecting your electrical system, we cover the following areas:
- Lights and switches
- Power points
- Smoke alarms
- Circuit breakers
Essentially, we primarily deal with electrical systems classified as ‘lighting points’ in Clause 18.104.22.168 of the AS3000, a body of rules regulating electrical service in Australia. ‘Lighting points’ categorise most of the electrical appliances found in homes and offices.
Interested? Give us a call
If you’re in need of an electrical system inspection or are not too sure when last your system was inspected, we encourage you to give us at RJ Electrical a call. Our experienced and qualified electricians are able to assist you in pinpointing any issues that need to be addressed and providing you with a quote for getting this work done.
We look forward to helping you ensure that your electrical system is as safe and efficient as possible!