Here at O’Brien Electrical and Plumbing, we offer a switchboard upgrading service to ensure the safety of your home or business. Contact us today to learn more about what our switchboard upgrade service involves and why you might need to utilise our professional team of electricians.
What is a switchboard?
Firstly, we should explain what a switchboard is. It is the centre of all of your home’s electrical wiring. It works to direct the electricity around your home from the mains supply of electricity.
What is a switchboard upgrade?
A switchboard upgrade is a service provided by professional electricians, like our expert team at O’Brien Electrical and Plumbing, and involves replacing ceramic fuses with modern circuit breakers and RCDs (residual current devices) that are a lot safer for your switchboard.
When should I get a switchboard upgrade?
There are some key signs that indicate you may need our switchboard upgrading services. Here is a list of some of the signs to be aware of:
– Continuously tripping circuits
– Flickering lights
– Consistent fuse blowing
– Electric shocks or sparks when you plug something into a socket or the mains
– Crowded/complicated wiring (this means that the wiring is too overcrowded on your switchboard)
What is the process of having a switchboard upgraded?
The upgrading of your switchboard is a fairly simple process, however, it should always be a job left to the qualified electricians at O’Brien Electrical and Plumbing as it can prove quite dangerous if done incorrectly.
Our upgrading service involves the removal and replacement of all of your switchboard’s existing ceramic fuses that are now considered outdated. The existing ceramic fuses will be replaced with modern, safety-improved circuit breakers and RCDs to increase the safety and efficiency of your home’s electrical switchboard.
The licensed electrician performing your switchboard upgrade will ensure that your wiring is neatly tidied away amongst your switchboard behind the panel to prevent any overcrowded wire issues and to make problems easier to deal with if there are ever any future issues with your switchboard. We will then test your home’s switchboard after the installation to ensure that the upgrade has been successful.
In line with the Australian Electrical Standards, your switchboard upgrade will also include the removal of asbestos panels, the installation of new service fuses and modern mains cables as well as the addition of a smart meter for measuring electricity. These additions have been outlined by the Australian Electrical Standards to purposefully increase the safety and efficiency of the electricity throughout your home.
Our expert team of electricians at O’Brien Electrical and Plumbing have years of experience carrying out switchboard upgrades. Our extensive experience in the plumbing and electrical fields also ensures that this service will be carried out quickly and safely.
The electrical services we offer are available across the greater Brisbane area and we always have technicians on call for any emergencies. If you would like to hear more about our switchboard upgrade service or wish to book an appointment, contact us today