Christmas is fast approaching and many Australians are all set to get into the festive spirit and deck out the interior and exterior of their homes in Christmas decorations and lights. And so we should, 2020 hasn’t been the most celebratory of years so we are more likely than ever to really brighten up our homes ad our hearts with some festive bling. But before you do… make sure you 100% sure your switchboard and safety switch is up to standard and doing it’s job, your family’s safety depends on it.
Safety switches turn off the power immediately if an electrical fault is detected – preventing the risk of electric shock, death and fire.
It’s so important to ensure you aren’t overloading your electrical systems or putting your family’s safety at risk. Electrical Christmas decorations and lights can be unsafe or faulty or can put too much pressure on your home’s electrical capacity. That’s why it’s absolutely vital you have a working and effective safety switch on your switchboard.
A staggering 40 per cent of the 4,500 house fires in NSW each year are caused by electrical faults and appliances. These fires could have been prevented by a licensed electrician checking the electrical wiring and installing safety switches.
Check your switchboard in your home, it is the old ceramic fuse, and hasn’t recently been updated, you’ll need to upgrade to a new one to ensure your home and family is properly protected. If you are not sure, get ti checked out by one of our licensed electricians. Whilst we all want our homes to be “beginning to feel a lot like Christmas” we also want to stay safe and alive in the process.
To be fully protected, you need to have safety switches installed on all your circuits by a licensed electrician. Feel free to get in touch on 9477 2550 to find if your safety switch is up to scratch.