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Electrical Safety

We take electricity for granted and it's easy to forget how dangerous and destructive it can be. Upside Down is here to lend a hand with safety switches, surge arrestors and even smoke alarms.

Safety Switches

Avoid the possibility of electrocution with RCD safety switches. They stop electricity flowing in under a second!

It's standard these days to have RCD safety switches installed in your switchboard to cut out faster than the blink of an eye when there's a short circuit.  Back in the day lighting circuits often didn't have this safety switch installed, so it's a good idea to have this checked out and get an upgrade if necessary. And it's well worth it to have these vital switches regularly tested.

They not only stop you getting zapped, they protect against faulty appliances and electrical fires.

Smoke Detectors

No smoke detector, no insurance. Apart from keeping you safe from house fires, there is also this little incentive.

Smoke alarms that just have batteries are only OK if that's what you've always had. Buy a new house and you'll find that old battery smoke alarms don't meet regulations and have to be hard wired. It's a simple job that absolutely has to be done to protect you, your family and your home.

And even if you do have smoke detectors wired in, they don't last forever and need attention some time. Upside Down can sort it out for you in no time.

Surge Arrestors

Protect your valuable electronic equipment with a surge arrestor.

Lightning only needs to strike once to set off a surge of electricity that is more than your precious computer can handle. Surges can happen for other reasons but can be kept at bay by surge arrestors that prevent excessive voltage damaging your gear.

Upside Down knows all about surge arrestors and which one is best for your circumstances.

Power Outages

Power outages aren't always down to the electricity grid coming to a halt in your area. Sometimes it's just you.

When your power suddenly goes out and the neighbours aren't affected, it's time to check the switchboard. Your electricity has several circuits so if, say, a kettle goes haywire only the switch for that particular circuit turns off. You shouldn't be plunged into darkness all over the house.

If you are, it's time to call in the experts at Upside Down to fix up the problem.

Finance Options** for Electrical Safety

Don't forget that Upside Down offers a range of convenient finance options** through providers Zip and Humm.

With these finance options**, you have the flexibility of making weekly, fortnightly or monthly instalments, depending on your choice of provider. Some plans even accept a $0 deposit, so you pay nothing upfront.

Your on-site technician can take you through the easy application process and approval usually takes only a few minutes. Then Upside Down can get on with ensuring your electrical safety.

We also accept payment by cash, cheque, direct transfer and credit card (Visa, Mastercard or American Express). Upside Down always delivers a quick, long-term solution. Give us a call today.

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Electrical Safety FAQs

All newly built homes from 1997 onwards are required to have hardwired smoke alarms installed as per Australian building regulations.  Beyond this, each state has its own requirements and preferences for the types and location of your smoke alarms. Homes built prior to 1997 don’t have that same requirement, but of course it is highly recommended that a hardwired smoke alarm be installed.

RCD safety switches react to imbalances in your electric circuit and shut off power to your switchboard. There are a number of causes that might cause it to trigger:
  • Overloaded power outlets or power boards
  • Faults in the wiring
  • An appliance fault (fridge, oven, charging cable, etc)
  • Wiring impacted by leaking pipes, a leaking roof or other water
  • Defective or faulty safety switch

As a safety switch will cut off power in the event of a short circuit, it can aid in the prevention of electric shock or electrocution, minimise the likelihood of electrical fires, and protect against faulty electrical equipment.

Most homeowners typically install surge protection for expensive items such as computers and televisions; items that people might find harder to replace in the event of an electrical surge and resulting irreparable damage. Smaller items such as kitchen kettles and hair dryers don’t typically require a surge arrester.
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