How long has it been since you’ve checked your electrical switchboard? Have you ever had it inspected by a professional? If you live in an older home, there’s a chance that your switchboard can become a fire hazard.

Not even sure what or where your switchboard is? If you have ever changed a fuse or flipped a circuit breaker. The location of those is your switchboard. Modern switchboards are housed in metal boxes and contain circuit breakers. Older ones have fuses. Both can be safe and can function well for your home, though older ones can cause problem under certain circumstances.

Switchboards and Safety

If you have an older style switchboard, give us a call and we will send out an electrician in Melbourne to look at it. We’ll determine whether it is a hazard, and also whether your home can continue functioning well with that board.

Even if you don’t have an old switchboard, you may decide to upgrade yours. Sometimes, you run out of space but want to install a new split HVAC system or something like a spa. These may require a new switchboard, too. Some modern switchboard systems are under recall and you would never know unless you had someone look at it! These can cause fires even though they aren’t in the old style.

No matter the reason you want your switchboard examined, our expert electricians would be happy to take a look at it and let you know what they find. They’ll be straightforward with you about what, if anything, needs to be done to keep you and your family safe in your home.