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02 Sep

With spring season officially kicking off in just a few days, it’s time to start ticking off some small but important items of your checklist to keep your home free of electrical hazards.

When it comes to electricity, at MJ Electricians Ballarat, we believe that safety comes before anything else. So we have made a complete checklist of spring electrical safety tips that you should absolutely keep in mind when stepping into the next season.

1. Check your RCDs

It takes just a few minutes to check these compulsory life-saving switches that can prevent serious electrocutions and even death. Testing your RCD will ensure that your device is operating correctly. Switch off all electrical appliances before pressing the RCD test button on your switchboard. If the RCD switch automatically trips, its working fine. Switch on electrical appliances to make sure there is no electricity supply. Once checked, reset the RCD by returning the switch to ‘on’. If the RCD is not working properly, contact MJ Electrician Ballarat to fix the issue.

2. Check appliances for proper functioning

You might have packed a few appliances like a lawnmower, ice makers, dehumidifiers, decorative lights, and pedestal and table fans before the winter season kicked in. But now as the weather begins to change its time to take them out. But don’t start using them just as yet. Check them for any frayed wiring, heat marks, damage, etc. and if there is some issue make sure to get your electrician in Ballarat fix it before putting them to use again.

3. Get fans installed and air-conditioner serviced

Summer is peak time to be running your air-conditioners and getting them serviced when the hotter days have already kicked in, means paying big bucks for emergency services. Spring season, on the other hand, is the perfect time to get your air-conditioners ready to be rolling and also getting your fans checked for proper functioning and getting new fan installation in Ballarat.

4. Do some spring cleaning

After cooking indoors for so many months, your stove’s hood is bound to collect food particles, dust and grease built up. Time to clean the filter and degrease the outer surfaces. Vacuum coils behind your refrigerator and clean dryer ducts.

With the sun to be shinning with full force, make sure you are making the most of the sunlight by getting your solar panels cleared off all dust and debris accumulated over the months.

5. Check your pool for electrical safety

While lights in and around the pool look amazing, remember that water and electricity do not mix. Check your pool for damaged or faulty pool lights and wiring. Inspect your pool pump for optimal performance and install power points at a distance rather than taking extension cords near the pool.

6. Avoid DIYs when it comes to electricity

Spring is the best time to give your home a fresh new look. But when it comes to adding new lights to introduce energy efficiency, additional power points to run the new appliances you have bought or fan installation to beat the heat, its best to leave electrical work to a licensed electrician in Ballarat rather than trying to do it yourself. Not only is it illegal to do your own electrical work, if something goes wrong, it will probably be the last work you will ever do. DIY electrical is that risky!

Wrapping up

Is your home ready to welcome the spring season with open arms? If you need to get your home inspected for electrical safety or need a few issues fixed around the home before the spring is in full swing, feel free to get in touch with us via email or call.

We are licensed electricians in Ballarat with decades of experience in solar installations and all electrical repair and maintenance.