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O'Brien

Home & Residential Electricians You Can Count On

DIY jobs around the house are a common event these days with the rise in on-line tutorials and vlogs making it easy and practical to be a novice handyman in no time. However, when it comes to electrical safety, there’s no room for trial and error and safety should be your number one priority.

Whenever it comes to home electrical work, it’s always best to hire a fully qualified and licensed residential electrician in Bendigo.

With over 40 years’ experience providing expert home electrical services to Bendigo residents, we pride ourselves on our quality workmanship and unbeatable customer service.

Get in touch with us today to discuss your next home electrical project. Contact us online or call us today.

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Our Home Electrical Services

We offer a comprehensive range of home electrical services including:

No matter how big or small your job is, we’ll be sure to respond promptly and deliver great service everytime. When in doubt, always call a licensed Bendigo electrician, even for the small tasks that you think you could do yourself.

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Why It’s Important To Hire A Professional Residential Electrician

Studies have revealed that males are four times more likely to be injured in a DIY electrical project. A total of 1,065 people hospitalised between 1st July 2014 and 30th June 2016 had sustained an electrical injury, and 55 people died as a result of electrocution.

Despite these alarming statistics, many Australians continue to underestimate the complexity of electrical tasks and attempt to do them themselves.

At O’Brien Electrical & Air Conditioning Bendigo, we have been providing Electrical products and services to central Victorian homes and businesses for over 44 years. All of our work is performed according to Australian standards and regulations, and each job meets local codes as well.

We also install products and provide services within compliance with the manufacturer’s instructions to validate guarantees and warranties.

It may be tempting to do small DIY electrical projects around the home, but it’s not recommended and if an accident does incur you may not be covered under your insurance policy.

Most common small DIY electrical jobs people often attempt but shouldn’t:

  • Replacing a light switch
  • Replacing a batten holder with a new light fitting
  • Repairing an appliance such as a heater
  • Altering the location of an existing powerpoint
  • Replacing a light fitting with a ceiling fan
  • Constructing an extension lead
  • Replacing a plug on the end of a lead

There are a few electrical jobs that are considered safe enough to attempt yourself by government standards. These are:

  • Installing low voltage garden lighting
  • Installing pond pumps
  • You can re-wire old-style fuses
  • Replace a drive belt in a washing machine
  • Change out a blown light bulb
  • Replace LED downlights
  • Cutting openings for air conditioning units but not installing them
  • Fitting an electric wall oven but not connecting it
  • Install a battery-operated smoke alarm/detector

What could happen if I do my own DIY electrical work?

In Victoria, carrying out DIY electrical work is regarded as unlicensed, which is illegal and can carry hefty fines. Fines if caught performing illegal electrical work can be as high as $40,000 and if the work has caused severe harm or injury resulting in electrocution a fine can be as high as $600,000 and 5 years in jail.

Not to mention the risk of death, serious injury, and house fire, proves it’s not worth the risk of short cuts.

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5 reasons why hiring a qualified electrician is better than DIY

Safety

If the above alarming facts are not enough to encourage your decision to scrap the DIY electrical projects, remember it’s not just your safety to consider but your family and any visitors who could also be in harm from electrical faults.

Higher costs

At the time it may seem like you’ll save some money by doing some repairs yourself, but most of the time, homeowners start the job only to realise they need to call a professional to complete the job. You could also make a simple repair a much more expensive complicated one if you’ve not done it correctly which could cost you more in the long run.

Eliminates the guesswork

Guessing what has happened can be stressful and time-consuming. A professional electrician will troubleshoot the problem with professional equipment to locate the source of the issue quickly and effectively.  When the issue is discovered, they can get onto the job giving you peace of mind; it will be fixed successfully and promptly.

Guarantees

In Victoria, electricians must be licenced and have undergone rigorous training and acquire the appropriate certificates of qualification to be certified.  Through these processes, they are expected to deliver the best possible result, which gives guarantees of a professional code of conduct being carried out.

Reduces time

Electrical repairs are not easy to do and can be very time-consuming if you’re not a qualified electrician. It can be time better spent on other DIY projects or renovations around the house.  Allow the professionals to take all the burdens out of electrical repairs. Not only do experts offer a long-term solution for your malfunctioning electrical system, but they also help extend your system’s lifespan.

Get In Touch With Us Today

When you need a home electrician in Bendigo, get in touch with our team today. Contact us online or call us by phone.

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