Your switchboard is the central hub for your Adelaide home’s electrical wiring. It is responsible for directing electricity from the main supply to all the various circuits around your home, it is generally located inside your house or near your meter box.
The electrical integrity of your switchboard is crucial to ensure the safety of you and your family, so if your switchboard has been around for a while, it may be time to consider an upgrade.
Here are some common indicators that you switchboard is due for a much needed upgrade.
- Short-circuits: Older switchboards are prone to short-circuit, this means a higher risk of electric shock and circuit fires. If you have an older home, this may indicate that your switchboard still uses replaceable wires on the fuses, instead of circuit breakers, if this is the case, this is a safety hazard and needs to be replaced.
- Flickering-lights: Flickering-lights can be caused by something as simple as the light bulb not being screwed in correctly. However, this may indicate a much larger problem, such as loose wiring, or a damaged switchboard. If you are experiencing a continuously flickering-light, there may be a danger of a house fire, and your switchboard should be looked at by a certified Adelaide electrician.
- Overcrowded-Appearance: If your switchboards wiring is looking crammed and overcrowded, it is best not to take chances. Upgrading your switchboard is a sound investment in the safety and peace of mind for your family and home.
Contact one of our certified Adelaide electricians today to see if your switchboard is due for an upgrade!