Geelong, Surf Coast, Bellarine
Geelong, Surf Coast, Bellarine
Electrical Inspections

So, you have an old fuse box or switchboard – what’s the issue? Your lights still work, and you have electricity in your outlets. Sure, occasionally your safety switch might trip, or a fuse might blow but you just flick it back or replace the fuse it’s fine. Right?

Sadly, we often hear similar client stories to this one, and usually, it is after we are called out to their home or business after an electrical emergency. Don’t put you, your loved ones, your employees, or your customers in harm’s way – have a licensed Surf Coast electrician look at your electrical set-up.

Increased electrical demands

Old fuse boxes and switchboards may not be able to cope with increased electrical demands in our homes and businesses. Not so long ago, fuse boxes needed to provide electricity to a few electrical appliances: fridge, oven, maybe a washing machine. Nowadays our home electrical systems are working around the clock to power all of those appliances PLUS a bunch of new ones with all our smart gadgets and devices, not to mention the added security measures like video doorbells and security cameras. Residences aren’t the only ones increasing their electrical loads. Commercial businesses use EFTPOS terminals, computers to track sales, equipment to run their businesses and air conditioners to keep their facilities warm/cool. It all adds up.

Damage and downtime

Whilst it may not seem like a big deal to keep flicking the switch on your blown fuses, it is more dangerous than you realise. Running your home or commercial business with an old fuse box is similar to driving a car without airbags or a seatbelt. You can still do it, however, it’s not the safest way to travel. Similarly, ignoring outdated fuse boxes tripping or the lack of a safety switch on your switchboard could lead to unnecessary repairs and downtime. Be safe, not sorry. Have your electrical system inspected and upgraded by an experienced local electrician. 

Residential and commercial electrical safety checks

Contact the best electricians in Ocean Grove for a residential, rental property or commercial electrical safety check to ensure you, your loved ones, your tenants, your employees, and your customers’ safety. 

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the Smart Green Electrical team are only a phone call away on 0456 777 067.

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