After the absolute tragedy at Slacks Creek which took 11 lives, The Fire and Emergency Services (QLD) passed an overnight legislation making it compulsory to install new photoelectric smoke alarms Standard AS 3786-2014 for all residential buildings built or significantly renovated after 1st January 2017.
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While you may feel that you are in a position to handle some minor electrical repairs or installations, the situation can easily get out of hand and endanger your life and everyone around in the process. In fact, electrical faults are responsible for numerous fire accidents in many residential and commercial buildings globally.
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All types of domestic residences will require the skills and expertise of an electrician at some point in time. A domestic electrician brisbane is able to maintain, repair and install a range of electrical points, components and systems. They are used in any environment, which has an electricity supply, including schools and universities, offices, supermarkets, factories and of course in the home.
An electrical storm, also known as a lightning storm, a thunderstorm or a thundershower, is a storm characterized by lightning and thunder. Although lightning deaths decreased in the last 30 years, it has been estimated that on average, lightning has killed 51 people and injured hundreds. Also, even though, most victims of lightning survive, they often report a variety of long-term debilitating symptoms.
Other hazards associated with the electrical storms include cyclones, tornadoes, strong winds, hail and flooding.
As of January 1st, 2017, a new smoke alarm legislation is set in place in Queensland. The updated legislation is to ensure maximum smoke alarm safety for you and your family members in your home. Some of the important changes are outlined below.
Updating or properly inspecting electrical items around your home is one of the easier ways to prevent disaster. Most electrical fires are reportedly caused by old appliances and faulty outlets. Frayed cords and improper use of extension cords have the potential to shower anything nearby with sparks. Some people have old homes which can’t support modern electric needs, and one response is to install safety switches. Unfortunately this doesn’t work in every case, and you may need to take more steps to protect your home – and your life.
There are two common types of smoke alarms, each with their own slew of advantages.
We hope you have a safe and happy new year and we are excited to welcome in 2016. It’s the time of the year where you may start to plan jobs around your home. From small fix ups, to major renovations. Our highly trained technicians are able to assist you every step of the renovation project. We are by your side right from the design stage to placement of essential fixtures and even sourcing top quality fittings.
Algester Electrical offer a wide range of services to suit your needs - the leading electrical contractors in Southside of Brisbane.
We operate across South East Queensland and offer both residential and domestic electrical services.
This time of year family and friends are upgrading their appliances. Getting rid of the old to make way for the new and improved. While it is great to receive items for free, you must always ensure you get an electrical safety check on the item before you start to use it. Even though the item may look brand new, you don't know the condition of the inside electrical parts.
Is your electricity at home is leaving you feeling annoyed and frustrated?
You switch one item on and the whole house trips. Here is a simple guide to find a faulty electrical item in your home.
As we head into the prime storm season in Queensland, here at Algester Electrical we would like to help you prepare your homes and surrounds for the craziness that is Brisbane weather.
The most important thing to remember is not to touch a fallen power line even if the power is off in your home. If you are ever unsure and need an electrician, we are only a phone call away.
There are many ways to be more eco friendly. Going green not only helps the environment but will also help you save some money. Who doesn't love saving money. The most effective way to save money is to have one of our friendly electricians in brisbane out to you and install a solar power system. The money you will save on the running costs of your property will drop dramatically.
Here at Algester Electrical we will talk you through each step when deciding which solar power system best suits your needs.
From LED, to halogens incandescents and CFLs (Compact Fluorescent Lamps), which one should you buy?
Do you often stand in front of the light bulb section of the store asking yourself, will that $25 per light bulb really save me money in the long run?
The simple answer is yes!
Saving money isn't always easy. Especially on the necessities such as electricity. We have a few tips that could take the heat off your pocket this summer.