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Updated: Aug 20, 2020

We buy a vehicle knowing full well that it will require servicing on a regular basis. The service enables the vehicle to be road worthy and safe for the driver to continue to drive, reducing risks of accidents and breakdowns. Why then do we treat our home or commercial premises differently? Do we avoid carrying out regular electrical maintenance due to perceived cost? When we are on the road, we make sure the kids are securely fastened in with their seat belt, tyres are in good order and mechanically the car is sound to drive. Our house becomes our home and our work place is where we spend a considerable amount of time. Therefore, the safety of our family or employees should be a priority. Electrical issues are known to kill, causing property destruction and in some instance’s life changing injuries.

Electrical components are complex systems and one of the most intricate in existence. A doctor would train for years to examine a patient to ensure he or she provides the correct diagnosis. Likewise, an Electrician undergoes extensive training to maintain the safety of people and properties. Unfortunately, today Google and YouTube have become the Doctor, the electrician. the mechanic and so many other professions. Visually you will know if something is not right within your premises, but a trained and licensed electrician needs to carry out periodic maintenance. There are some key indicators when your home or office need electrical maintenance:

1. An older property

2. Defect fixtures or fittings

3. Overloaded power points

4. Flickering or dimming lights

5. Circuit breaker trips regularly

6. Sudden and unexplained power loss

7. Wrong sockets being used in rooms

8. Warm electrical outlets and or burnt outlets

9. When appliances are plugged in and they spark

10. Strange smell of burning coming from the fuse box, outlets or appliances

Regular electrical property maintenance will reduce cost long term and enhance safety, leaving you with peace of mind. An electrical inspection will remove any potential risk from your family or employees. When you purchase a home and it is an older property, it is necessary to get the electrical wiring checked to ensure compliance. Many consumers who purchase a second hand vehicle ask a mechanic to go over the car before making an offer. Electrical and even plumbing maintenance needs to become part of consumers mindset. A property purchase is a significant investment and it is important to know what works are required to ensure it is in your budget.

At Universal Electro Tech and Universal Switchboards, we work with customers to ensure their property is safe. Give our team of professional electricians a call to assess how we can help you maintain your premises, keeping you safe from electrical injuries, fire and property damage. “Safety isn’t expensive, it’s priceless.” – Unknown. Would you bet your life on Google or YouTube, think about the next time you ask for DIY tips on electrical work, it may be your last! Universal Electro Tech Universal Switchboards and Professional cabling Services | | (08) 9328 9491 | | | (08) 9478 5311 located at 105 Robinson Avenue, Belmont, WA 6104 and Unit 4/4 Picton Road, WA Bunbury 6230.

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