George is our switched on Senior Electrician with more than 15 years experience working in the Manly area. Over the years, George has worked across all areas of electrical maintenance and installation, including fault detection, lighting, power points and surge protection. He’s experienced his fair share of loose wires. This month our customer service team asked George for his top tips for keeping your wires live.
What’s your top tip for dealing with an electrical emergency?
Electricity is something that you should never meddle with yourself. In regards to any electrical problem, my advice is simple – ‘don’t touch anything, turn off everything at the mains and call your electrician.’ Unless you’re qualified and have the proper training, that dodgy heater or broken kettle just isn’t worth risking your life for.
We have the knowledge, training, skills and equipment to deal with electrical emergencies in a safe and effective way.
What happens if my power goes out after dark?
Accidents happen all the time. If the sun’s gone down and you’re trying to get the kids to bed, the last thing you want to be doing is dealing with your electrical problems. Stay calm, ensure that everyone is safe and call an emergency electrician. The Service Today team are on call 24/7. This is our job.
What should I do while I’m waiting for an electrician?
We recommend you do very little. If you’re concerned about live electricity, it’s a good idea to switch off power to your home from the fusebox. Apart from this, leave it to the professionals.
Can I Do Anything To Avoid Electrical Emergency?
Safe operation of electrical equipment should be your number one priority at home. Always check the age of your appliances and make sure all cables and connections are nowhere near water or other liquids. Your appliances should adhere to current standards and regulations, so if your old appliances aren’t up to scratch, consider replacing them.
Service Today’s Adelaide electricians have been keeping Manly homes switched on for many years. Our experienced and professional team take great pride in providing fast, honest and reliable service. If you find yourself in an electrical emergency at any time of day or night, give the Service Today team a call. We won’t rest until you do.