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Safety Switch Brisbane: Repair Guide

How to fix a broken safety switch on your own! Check our guide and if you still have problems, call our safety switch electricians in Brisbane: 1300 853 564

Overloaded power sockets or power boards are a factor more often or not, or perhaps there may be a problem with the wiring in your home. Or you may have a faulty appliance, or perhaps a water leak in the walls is affecting the power circuit. A leak may be caused by anything from a punctured pipe to a cracked tile on the roof in bad weather or heavy rain. Although, on most occasions, a broken safety switch will stop working, if you have the slightest doubt about whether your switches are sound, then call in a professional electrician — call Tradesmen on Time — and have the suspect switches replaced. In most cases though, the problem is down to faulty household appliances.

Fix Your Electrical Safety Switches in Brisbane

Do not confuse safety switches with circuit breakers and fuses

Home owners should really check their safety switches every three to six months or so to see that they are working properly. Then, unless there is a significant problem, the switches will not wear out. If you find your circuit breaker keeps tripping though, there may be a serious problem that needs the attention of a qualified, skilled electrician. In that case, if you are in Queensland, call the team at Tradesmen on Time at 1300 853 564 or send them an email.

An electrical short occurs if a circuit is overloaded, and the power draw is too high for the cable to handle

Warning signs to look for that mean an overloaded circuit tend to be:

– Flickering lights
– Frequently tripped circuit breakers or blown fuses
– Sizzling, buzzing sounds
– Mild shocks or tingling from appliances and switches, etc.
– A smell of burning.

What to do

If your circuit breaker does not re-set automatically when you flick it back to the “ON” position, you should unplug each one of the appliances on that power circuit or turn off all the lights on that light circuit before re-setting the switch. If it works, then plug each appliance back, one by one.

Electricity is a powerful force and must be treated with respect. Consulting the specialists will save you money in the long run and keep you and yours safe

Always bear in mind though that it is far better to be safe than sorry, so if you have any doubts at all, call in Tradesmen on Time and follow their professional advice.

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