Do residential electricians provide emergency services?
This is handled differently by different providers, but many will come out if you are experiencing faulty wiring that could result in a fire. Since they may be performing work on short notice or during off hours, you will want to be clear whether there are any additional fees. But don’t let those fees get in the way of doing what is safest for your home!
Does residential electrician perform home automation?
As our homes become smarter and more reliant on technology, many electricians have become familiar with integrating smart lights, thermostats and other devices into home wiring. These have a number of benefits including running a more energy efficient home (and saving you on your electric bills). Choosing licensed residential electrical services to help you upgrade your home will ensure that you’re upgraded in compliance with safety regulations.
Is doing electrical work in my home by myself illegal?
Not only is it dangerous, it is illegal throughout New South Wales. This is to protect homeowners and their property from risk of electrocution or fire. Even some seemingly simple tasks like installing a ceiling fan or replacing a light switch are against the law to do yourself. Aside from the risk of injury, you could also be fined up to $40,000 if caught.
Do I need to have electrical safety switches installed?
While they are not required by law in all cases, there’s no harm in installing something that could potentially save lives. These switches can protect you and your family in case of a power surge or a faulty circuit. Instead of letting the current pass through the appliance or outlet to electrocute someone, the switch will interrupt the circuit and cut the supply.
Are there parts of a job that an electrician won’t do?
This will depend on the project, but consider that most electricians are trained for just that – electrical work. Most residential electrical services will be careful as they cut into sheetrock to install new outlet or add wiring. But if you require new sheetrock to replace an area or repair damage, you’ll need to look for another tradie. Another example is if other materials such as pipes, supports, or insulation are in the way of wiring or installation work, they may call in other specialists to handle these components.