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What is a residential electrician?
A residential electrician is simply an electrician who caters to the residential market. This can be contrasted to commercial and industrial electricians who have a different skill set, broadly speaking. Your home has to be wired initially and the placing of wires and outlets is critical in the construction process. Prime Time Electricians can also handle commercial work as well as residential services.
How can I find dependable residential electricians in Perth?
If you work with any kind of building contractor, they should be able to give you a recommendation. Other than this, you can simply do your own research involving online reviews, licences, and accreditations. Remember to double-check – just because somebody says they have a licence does not mean anything unless they supply a licence number and you verify it. But the best way to find a dependable electrician is to call them up. Nothing beats your own instincts. If something feels off, then take your business elsewhere.
What are the most common residential electrical issues?
There are many home electrical faults. But the most common would include:
- Circuit Breaker Tripping – Not as serious as it seems, the circuit breaker is designed to trip if there is too much power. However, if it trips often, it might be time for a system upgrade.
- High Electricity Bill – No surprises here. This is most often caused by simply using too much power, though the efficiency of your system will also play a role.
- Dips/Surges In Power – This can be caused by too many appliances. But it is also often caused by substandard devices connected to the power grid or the wires.
- Circuit Overload – Related to circuit breaker tripping. This happens when power boards are overloaded due to too many devices.
This is by no means an exhaustive list, but are common residential problems.
How can I best maintain my electrical system?
There are only two real ways to maintain your electrical system. The first is to use less power and be responsible. Turn off appliances when not in use and get a little strategic. On the other hand, if your current power system cannot cater to your power needs, then it is simply time for an upgrade. Call us and we will be able to better advise on the issue when we see the problem in person. Sometimes a single substandard appliance can cause a lot of damage.
How do I know if my house needs rewiring?
This is certainly not an ideal situation. A house rewiring is a huge job that can be quite disruptive. It is only necessary when the system is completely irreparable. If you notice a burning smell that won’t go away, consult your electrician. If your fuses blow repeatedly and you can’t connect them to a single appliance, then your home may need a rewire. If your house is older than 30 years, it is also best to consult an electrician to see if everything is in working condition. But more frequent checks are obviously recommended!
If you want a down to earth, no-nonsense consultation about your residential home, call us on 1300 356 200.
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