Electrical Switchboard Emergency
When your switchboard is broken, you want your problem solved quickly and efficiently by an electrical expert from Mr Emergency. We have a team of highly trained professionals, offering modern and safe switchboard installation and upgrade services to all homes right around Australia.
You can call us if:
- There are currently rewireable fuses instead of regulated circuit breakers
- Your switchboard is outdated, without appropriate safety switches
- The power in your home regularly trips on an overloaded system
- Your switchboard’s wiring looks overcrowded or dodgy
Old household switchboards pose a risk for fire and offer less protection against the high voltage frequencies that run through them. Upgrading to a new panel with circuit breakers and safety switches will ensure the safety of you and your loved ones.
What is an Electrical Switchboard?
An electrical switchboard is akin to the control centre for electricity distribution within a building or facility. Imagine the electrical flow in a building as a bustling city.
Just as traffic needs to be directed so that cars can safely reach their destinations, electricity too requires direction. The switchboard is like the city’s traffic control centre, ensuring that electrical currents are routed safely and efficiently to various parts of homes and large buildings.
At its core, the switchboard is a large panel filled with switches and circuit breakers. These components allow for electricity, which enters the switchboard from a main power source, to be divided and directed to different areas. Essentially, it’s your home’s electrical distribution hub.
In doing so, the electricity switchboard helps to protect circuits by providing a space where overcurrent protection devices, like circuit breakers, can interrupt power flows if there’s a fault.
In layman’s terms, think of the switchboard as the maestro of an orchestra, directing and controlling the flow of electricity to ensure harmony and safety. Without it, there’d be chaos, much like an orchestra playing without a conductor.
So, the next time you flip a switch or plug in a device, remember there’s a switchboard working behind the scenes to ensure everything runs smoothly and up to Australian standards. Mr Emergency specialises in electrical switchboards and will make sure your electrical system is safe.
How Switchboards Have Evolved
If we take a trip down memory lane, the electrical switchboards of yesteryear would seem like artefacts from an ancient era. They began as simple setups, often bulky, with manually operated switches and fuses. They existed, in part, to house your meter box.
Much like comparing an old rotary phone to today’s sleek smartphones, switchboards too have undergone a fascinating transformation.
In the early days, safety wasn’t as high on the agenda for electrical equipment. People had to manually switch connections, which posed a risk of electrical shocks. Fuses, instead of today’s efficient circuit breakers, were employed, which meant when they blew, a replacement was required. Circuit protection had yet to develop.
But as technology surged forward, so did the evolution of switchboards. The introduction of automated systems and circuit breakers marked a major step forward, improving both safety and efficiency.
With the digital age, many modern switchboards have integrated smart technology. This allows for real-time monitoring, fault detection, and even remote control of electrical systems, ensuring that energy management is at its peak efficiency.
In a nutshell, switchboards have transitioned from their clunky and risky beginnings to become sophisticated, user-friendly, and super-efficient systems. Just as we wouldn’t want to revert to old phones, there’s no going back from the smart switchboards we rely on today.
In an age where intelligent power is becoming more prevalent, Mr Emergency can offer the Australian market the latest developments in electrical distribution along with the best circuit protection and outstanding installation time. Give us a call.
How to Maintain Your Electrical Switchboard
Maintaining an electrical switchboard might not be on your regular to-do list, but it’s a task that holds more importance than you’d think. Think of it like servicing your car; a little attention now can prevent big problems down the road.
First and foremost, keep it clean. Dust and debris can accumulate in and around the switchboard. A simple dusting every few months can go a long way. But remember, safety first! Always ensure the power is off and use non-conductive cleaning tools. Most importantly, never do any work which should be done by a professional electrician.
Next, inspect for wear and tear. Over time, components like switches, fuses, and circuit breakers can deteriorate. That includes your meter box. If you notice anything unusual, like scorch marks or signs of damage, it’s time to call in a fully qualified electrician.
Speaking of professionals, it’s a good idea to have a licensed electrician conduct a thorough inspection periodically. They’ll check connections and various circuits, test functionality, and ensure everything is up to code.
Lastly, be mindful of updates and upgrades. As technology advances, there might be newer components that can boost your switchboard’s efficiency and safety. Staying updated ensures your system is running optimally.
In essence, treat your switchboard like a valued team player. It’s your electrical distribution board. Give it a little TLC, and it’ll keep your power distribution strong and safe. Whatever your repair, maintenance or installation requirements, Mr Electrical can do the job.
Mr Emergency Electrician Benefits
Mr Emergency operates 24/7 for your convenience. You can call us at any time and we’ll be there. Our team can be at your door within 30 minutes* of your call. Mr Emergency is a reputable name within the electrical industry.
To ensure your complete satisfaction, we offer these great Mr Emergency benefits:
- Fully qualified and licensed electricians who take regular refresher courses
- 12-month warranty on all workmanship, parts and materials
- Comprehensive public liability insurance
- Always arrive on time
- Upfront fixed-price quotes
- Interest free** payment plans
- Certificates of compliance issued (when required) in line with government standards and regulations
At Mr Emergency, we also provide a full range of electrical services to homes and businesses across the country. Our vans come fully stocked with the latest technology.
From Clipsal switchboards to residential switchboards and domestic switchboard wiring, we can take care of it all. We offer easy installation and cost-effective solutions, 24/7, every day of the year.
Interest Free** Electrical Switchboards
Here at Mr Emergency, we understand that switchboards are essential and that you don’t always have the funds available to pay for the work immediately. That’s why we offer eligible customers a range of interest free** payment plans.
Simply choose a payment plan with one of our providers, Zip or Humm. You get the flexibility of weekly, fortnightly or monthly instalments, depending on your choice of provider. Some plans even accept a $0 deposit, so there’s no upfront cost.
The application process is easy, with most of our customers getting accepted straight away. Our electricians can set you up when at your place and, once you’re approved, they can start work immediately.
You can also pay with cash, cheque, direct transfer or credit card (Visa, Mastercard or American Express). Getting a qualified electrician to your place for a switchboard service just takes a call to the team at Mr Emergency. Contact us today.
Mr Emergency Does It All
Here at Mr Emergency, we don’t just do electrical services. We also have expert plumbers, gas fitters and air conditioning specialists on hand to respond to any of your emergencies.
For more information about getting your broken switchboard fixed right away, contact the experts at Mr Emergency today.