Emergency and Exit Lighting Laws For The Office

In the chaos of an emergency situation, it can be extremely difficult to know which way to go, and this is especially true if you are in an unfamiliar place. Having emergency exit lighting is important for helping all building occupants find their way to the exit and out to safety. These types of electrical …

New Technology and How It Can Help You Work Better

Many things have changed the way businesses operate over the years, but technological advances have brought about by far the biggest of those changes. This technology innovation has streamlined the way businesses reach out and get involved with their base of customers. Technology also gives businesses the opportunity to improve the way they deliver their …

How To Keep Warm This Winter

It’s only natural to stress out slightly when you open the mailbox to see a new electricity bill inside. This stressing out can easily develop into a full-blown panic in the winter and summer months when electric usage is at its peak. It doesn’t matter what climate you live in, you probably spend quite a …

7 Tips On How To Avoid Electrical Accidents

Without electricity, modern life comes to a grinding halt. When the power goes out, you can’t light, heat or cool your house properly. Many people can’t even prepare a simple meal without power. With lines of communication down and even the TV dead, everything seems in meltdown. So much of our day-to-day is dependent upon …

Does Your House Need Rewiring?

Regardless of whether or not your home’s lighting or electrical appliances appear to be operating smoothly, you may not be able to trust that this is enough to negate the need for an electrical wiring inspection. If you are a Perth property owner with a property that is 20+ years old, your home may be …

101 Guide to Smoke Detectors

Having up-to-code, hardwired smoke detectors within your home is essential for the sake of both your property and the safety of its occupants. As a truly life-saving technology, hardwired smoke detectors are powered by the electrical system of your property and – when properly installed – can serve as an important alert system in cases …

Benefits of Installing Bathroom Exhaust Fans & Extractors

Bathroom exhaust fans can serve many important purposes within a home. Perhaps most importantly, these electrical appliances serve as an integral part of a residence’s healthy ventilation system.   High humidity within the home is a common problem experienced by Perth residents, and as the primary function of these fans is to remove that excessive …

Top 5 Essential Tools Your Hired Electrician Should Have

The sheer abundance of electrical technicians advertising their services in areas such as Perth can render it difficult for home and commercial property owners to figure out who may be best to call.   While hiring the right technician can certainly feel like an overwhelming task – particularly if you are in an emergency situation …

How Often Does Your Office Need An Inspection?

From breakroom refrigerators to overhead lighting, every modern workplace uses electricity in some way. If everything is running smoothly in your office, you might not even consider that it needs an inspection. Why inspect an area that is working just fine? Even if you have no known electrical problems in your office, there can still …

What Makes A Good Commercial Electrician?

When you look to hire an electrician, you will soon find out that there are a lot of options out there. Aside from the many companies, there are also different types of electricians to choose from who each specialise in various areas of the electrical services industry. How do you decide who to hire to …

Electrical Safety in the Workplace

The safety of a workplace should be its top priority, and one of the biggest factors in this is electrical safety. Electricity should be taken seriously, as it has been known to cause injury and even death when handled incorrectly. The best way to ensure workplace safety when dealing with electricity is to investigate the …

5 Strategies for Making Your Workplace More Energy Efficient

Businesses in any industry are familiar with the large amounts of energy their employment consumes, so it is only natural that they begin to review how they conduct their energy use practices. Energy conservation is becoming more and more relevant, and not only because it helps the environment.   Businesses can gain a lot from …

3 Reasons to Find a Reputable and Reliable Electrician

Electrical issues and the required repairs are an unavoidable aspect of modern living. With how expensive hiring a professional electrician can be, do it yourself home repairs can be very tempting to do. However, many electrical projects require a professional electrician because they can be quite hazardous if they are attempted by someone who does …

The Cost Of Upgrading Your Switchboard

Are you considering upgrading your switchboard? Has an electrician been out to your property and told you that you need a new one, or have you simply noticed problems with it on your own and think it might be time to­ have it upgraded?   Switchboards aren’t designed to last forever, so needing to upgrade …

Keep Your Children Safe with RCD Protection

If you have a young child in your home, then it is essential to keep them protected from the dangers of electricity within your own home. As young children start to grow, they learn to crawl and eventually walk – and when this happens, they love to explore. When they see little holes in the …

10 Questions To Ask Your Electrician

Looking for a licensed electrician in your area whom you can trust to do the electrical work on your home? It’s hard to know if a local electrician is what you’re looking for without doing your research first. To know if someone is a good fit for the electrical work in your home, these are …

Using Smart Technology in Your Home to Lower Your Electric Costs

You’ve heard of smart phones – but have you heard of smart homes? Smart technology continues to rise in popularity for a lot of reasons, one of the biggest ones being that they keep your home’s heating costs down. How does smart technology work to save you money on your electric bill? Read on to …

Multi-use Of PowerPoints

Have you thought about having USB power points installed in your home? More and more homes are jumping on to this trend to have a more modern and convenient way to allow for powering devices. Here’s what you need to know if you’re considering USB power points for your home!   What Are PowerPoints?  Right …

Everything You Need To Know About Smoke Alarm Compliance

It is essential for the safety of yourself and your family to ensure that your smoke alarms are compliant with regulations. This gives your family early enough warning to either extinguish a small fire or to evacuate safely from an open fire in your home that has grown too much to be managed. While it …

Electrical Upgrade Tips When Selling Your Home

Looking to sell your home? We have all heard the horror stories of how difficult it is to sell your home in this market if it’s not properly presented to potential buyers – and you don’t want to end up being one of those homeowners with their house on the market for over a year, …

How To Choose Light Fittings For Your Home

The light fittings in your home can do a lot to dictate the atmosphere and mood of any space – not to mention how much your monthly electrical bill will cost you! With all of this to consider, it makes a lot of sense why homeowners are so careful in choosing the light fittings that …

How to Choose Energy Efficient Lights for Your Home

There are a lot of reasons to want energy efficient lights for your home! It’s kind to the planet, and it also reduces your energy bills, allowing your wallet to breathe a sigh of relief. But saying you want energy efficient lights for your home is a lot easier said than done! Let us help …

Top 5 Most Common Electrical Questions

Is there something going on with the electricity in your home? Do you wish you could ask an expert electrician a question about your home’s electricity? If so, you’re in luck! Here are the 5 most common questions that people ask about electricity and their answers. Maybe this will help to answer the question about …

Top 10 Most Common Electrical Problems

#1: Frequent Electrical Surges  Regular electrical surges can result from lightning strikes, damaged power lines, faulty appliances, or bad electrical wiring. These surges, if frequent, can damage your home’s electrical components. Regular surges tend to point towards a problem in your home grid or wiring.  #2: Malfunctioning Light Switches  If your dimmer switches aren’t properly …

Best LED Downlights for 2018

#1: TORCHSTAR 12W 4-Inch Dimmable LED Retrofit Downlight One of the great things about having LED lights in the home is their friendliness to your energy bill! This model in particular helps save as much as 87% with its 12W LED fixtures replacing 90 halogen bulbs and providing more light at the same time. This …

Ceiling Fan Installation In Perth

Why Install a Ceiling Fan in Your Perth Home? These instant upgrades can help any room in your home to look better, while also improving the air circulation of the space. Ceiling fans are a reversible addition to your home, meaning that they are able to bring the warm air down to your best comfort …

4 Household Renovations You Need an Electrician’s Expertise For

There comes a time in a homeowner’s life when they debate whether or not they should do renovations on their house. Many people opt out of remodelling because they’re unsure of which projects they can do themselves and which ones they need a professional to do. They believe that contractors would be much more expensive …

How to Prevent Electrical Fires

Not many people put thought into preventing electrical fires in their home. You’ve probably never inspected your electrical wiring, but you definitely should. There are thousands of fires caused by electrical mishaps reported each year around the world and right here in Perth. These fires result in injury and death to many people. Electrical fires …

How an Electrician Can Help You in the Workplace

Just as your home needs an electrician every now and again, your workplace does too. Commercial buildings in Perth often require even more electrical care than any home since they use more electricity. This need for extra care is why it pays to have a commercial electrician with expertise. Having a contractor on hand is …

5 Signs It Is Time to Call an Electrician

Just because something isn’t immediately and visibly wrong doesn’t mean that your electrical system is well off. The electrical system of your house is part of its inner workings, and requires a trained professional to properly care for it. Just as new and improved electrical codes are being added every day, the demand for power …

What You Should Be Looking for in a Perth Electrician

When choosing a tradesman for any kind of work, it’s important to check off a few things so that you can rest assured you’re hiring an individual that is reliable, provides quality work, and is trustworthy. Electrical work is defined as the manufacturing, constructing, testing, installing, repairing, or removal of electrical equipment. That’s a category …

4 Reasons DIY Electrical Work is Unsafe

Simply put, do it yourself and electrical are not two things that can or should ever go together. It really just isn’t worth the risk. There is a slew of safety concerns, as well as major property damage, and above all, it’s illegal due mainly to the safety issues present. Electrical work is something that …

10 Common Electrical Problems to Watch Out For

Electricity is one of the driving forces behind modern living; most of us can’t remember a time without at least having the convenience of light bulbs. Electrical units and appliances are very commonplace for many people. However, behind all the many helpful uses of electricity, there are quite a few problems to look out for. …

What to Do in an Electrical Emergency

Electrical appliances are very commonplace in any modern home or workplace due to their convenience and importance in everyday use. When is the last time you went an extended period without preparing food in your electric oven? Appliances such as ovens, washers, and dryers are used all the time thanks to electricity. Unfortunately, there are …

Preparing for Electrical Emergencies

What would you do in the event of an electrical emergency? If one happened in your home today, would you be prepared and know how to react? Here is everything you should know to do before an electrical emergency occurs, so you are best equipped to prevent or handle them when they do happen. Have …

How to Find a Reliable Emergency Electrician in Perth

There are few things more frustrating than having your power go out in the middle of the night. Being stuck in the hot temperatures of Perth with nothing to power your air conditioner, or finding yourself without power on the weekend when the typical electrician isn’t working, can be the cause of a whole world …

Power point options

In an age where the range of laptops, tablets, smartphones and other devices hang around the home and office like furniture, it is hard to imagine a time without them. But they are here to stay and all need regular charging with USB chargers. But bulky USB adaptors, such as the big box at the …

How to Change a Smoke Alarm Battery

It’s important to regularly check and change your smoke alarm battery. But with so many models on the market, it can be difficult to work out how to change it. Luckily, most smoke detectors take the same 9V battery, and smoke alarms have been designed to make it safe to change the battery without danger …

Christmas lights do’s and don’ts

Year on year, we see that it’s becoming more common for bolder displays of Christmas lights outside of homes around the suburbs of Perth. As the festive season has crept up on us quickly this year, we thought we’d put together this brief guide to installing your lights safely. As the trend for bigger Christmas …

4 Things You Can Do to Ensure Electrical Safety in Your Home

Electrical issues in the home can range from annoying (a minor shock) to the catastrophic (an electrical fire). Thankfully, taking a proactive approach to safety and being conscious of the risk factors can go a long way toward minimising the risk of harm or property damage caused by electricity. Using the services of a qualified …