ELECTRICITY

Good Electrical Have Some Great Ideas For Your Spring Clean

Wednesday 25 September 2019, 7:04PM
By Beckie Wright
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September is a good time to think about having a good spring clean, as we get ready for the warmer months, and make sure everything is working well in the home. Good Electrical have put together a spring clean/electrical checklist, and first on the list is your electrical system’s voltage.

As the temperatures rise, we can be sure a thunderstorm or two will come our way, and those strikes can cause spikes in your electrical system's voltage -- which can fry your electronics! To protect your most valuable appliances, ensure that your home is fitted out with high-quality surge protectors.

Outdoor electrical outlets should be covered at all times to protect against frequent spring rains, and it is a good idea to take a walk around the outside of your home to ensure that wintry weather hasn't damaged the covers. If anything is broken, you should replace it.

Warm evenings mean lounging on the deck after the sun goes down, so it only makes sense that you would want to add some ambient to your garden with landscape lighting. However, if better outdoor lighting is on your electrical checklist this spring, you should be sure to enlist a professional, as installing garden lighting can require digging trenches, and if you don’t know what you’re doing you may accidentally strike utility lines -- leading to hefty fines.

Worksafe –https://worksafe.govt.nz/managing-health-and-safety/consumers/safe-living-with-electricity/cords-and-leads/ reports that extension cords are responsible for hundreds of injuries every year. This is because extension cords aren't meant to be permanent solutions, since they can become frayed and overheated when used indefinitely. If extension cords are part of a home's daily electrical usage, you should be sure to replace them or better yet, have an electrician from Good Electrical install more electrical outlets in your home.

If you need help with any of these springtime electrical tasks, you should contact the team at Good Electrical today, and to find out more about data cabling services NZ, electricians in Auckland and residential master electricians please go to www.aucklandelectrican.co.nz .