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How to prevent an electrical fault in winter

On the Gold Coast we don’t really get a harsh winter, but for those of us that have acclimatised, as the winter rolls around we start to get the heaters out of storage and the sofa is usually equipped with a blanket.

At Sparkies Electrical we want you to be ready for the winter, and this means ensuring your electrical system has a clean bill of health. There are a few common winter issues that us electricians see, and we want you to be prepared.

Power Outages

Bad weather can sometimes bring with it power outages, this happens more in some areas than others. Getting a torch and candles in an easy to locate space is a great way to be prepared, or if the power being down isn’t an option, such as in a commercial setting, you can consider a back-up power source such as a generator.

Power Shortage

As winter gets colder you might be using the heater, the dryer and more electrical appliances as you spend more time indoors; make sure your electrical system can cope. Don’t overload your electrical system this winter, get an electrical health check from your friendly electrician at Sparkies Electrical on the Gold Coast.

Heaters and Electric Blankets

When getting your electric blankets and heaters out of storage make sure you check wiring to ensure they are in good working order.

Extension Cords and Power Boards

Ensure you have power surge protection power boards in your home. If there is a power overload an electrical fire can easily start. Talk to your electrician about adding in more power outlets to avoid overloading a power board with your additional power needs.

If you have any concerns about your electrical safety talk to your local and trusted electrician at Sparkies Electrical on the Gold Coast.

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Sparkies Electrical

Address : Helensvale, Gold Coast, QLD 4212

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