5 signs you need to call your Geelong and Surf Coast Electrician.
It sometimes can be hard to tell if your electrical job requires a professional hand or if it is something you can deal with yourself. Here are 5 examples of when you will need to call your Geelong and Surf Coast Electrician.
- Electric shock from a tap and/or appliance.
This scenario is one of the more dangerous situations and must be reported to your Electrician immediately! Causes of this could be a break down in your incoming neutral or a problem with your earthing system. Your Surf Coast Electrician will run numerous tests and contact the grid providers relevant to the situation.
- A safety switch or circuit breaker keeps on tripping.
A safety switch is what protects you from an electric shock. It does this by measuring the current coming through the wiring and if there is a variance, the safety switch will disconnect the power. Causes of a safety switch tripping can be a faulty appliance, a short circuit or break down of electrical wiring.
Circuit Breakers protect equipment and appliances from over loading and short circuiting. Causes for a circuit breaker tripping can be having too many appliances operating at once on the same circuit or a problem with your wiring system.
- Using a lot of power boards in a particular area.
Plugging in lots of appliances into one particular power board is called overloading. Overloading power boards and/or using high wattage appliances in them can cause fires. All power boards have an amp limit and what you have plugged into them should not exceed this number. By contacting your local Geelong Electrician, they will be able to install more power points where you desire in your home. By adding in more power points, this will make your home safer for you and your family and avoid the use of too many power boards.
- Power outages on those raining nights.
With all the rain we have been having in Geelong and the Surf Coast area over the past couple of weeks this point is very relevant currently. Simply, power and water do not mix! A lot of the time you will get false tripping when you get a storm caused by water getting into appliances and outlets. Your Surf Coast Electrician will investigate, and problem solve the issue before turning the power back on for your needs.
- Multiple power points in use and the power keeps turning off.
If your power keeps turning off when you are using multiple power points at once, this is a result of overloading a circuit. Your breakers have trip ratings that will turn your power off when their rating limit is reached. When you use multiple power points at once, this causes the limit to be reached much quicker. This issue can be an easily fixed by adding a dedicated circuit to the area of issue. Please note that all these works need to be done but your local licenced Geelong Electrician.
If you have any of these issues or any other Electrical jobs that need a professional, experienced hand in the Geelong, Surf Coast and Great Ocean Road area please don’t hesitate to contact Mayne’s Power on 0408315004. Mayne’s Power is an established electrical company that works out of Torquay and has a 24/7 services for all those emergency jobs.