Top Reasons why we need Safety switches in homes

Your home is a place you should feel completely safe from the environment and the perils of the world. Having safety switches installed on all your electrical circuitry by your friendly local electrician on the Gold Coast is a vital step in protecting your family’s lives. Most homes now have circuit breakers that are designed to protect property and appliances, but don’t help to save lives. They work or are triggered by surges in the power that can be caused by lightning strikes and fluctuations around the electrical grid.

Your safety switches monitor the electrical flow through your home’s circuitry and when it detects a power leak, it’s triggered with a goal of protecting life by preventing electrocution.

By law, you need to have safety switches installed on your primary circuit

All new homes now have a safety switch fitted to their power circuit and circuit breakers on the other circuits. Many people think they are therefore protected as they don’t understand the very real differences between safety switches and circuit breakers. The Queensland government is now advising all property owners to have safety switches installed on all their power circuits to ensure your family is properly protected.

Often electrical sub-circuits such as air conditioners, wired in wall ovens, stoves, pool pumps and lighting, hot water systems, ceiling fans, security cameras and general lighting have no personal anti electric shock protection.

Safety Switches and Circuit Breakers

If you have any doubt about whether your home electrical circuits are adequately protected, talk with your friendly local electrician on the Gold Coast. They will quickly advise you and give you a quote on installing the right type of safety switches as all circuits must have both circuit breakers and safety switches as a total line of defense for your family. This will ensure the protection of your family’s lives, equipment and property in your home.

Test your Safety Switches

Home owners can test their safety switches as the safety switches are provided with a test button so you can very quickly test that they are working properly.

Test a safety switch, with your lights and appliances turned on, press the test button and see which circuits are turned off. If there is no change and no circuits are turned off or some of your circuits don’t get turned off when testing, you are not protected, so need to talk with your friendly local Gold Coast electrician and have them check your safety switches and circuits.

If your safety switches keep tripping off, it’s a sign that one or more of your circuits or appliances are malfunctioning or damaged. It’s important that the cause is discovered, so unplug the different appliances and try the circuit again until you discover the cause or have your electrician check it for you. This is for your family’s safety and your peace of mind.

Safety switches should not be confused with circuit breakers, they are both similar as they are to protect from power failures, but safety switches protect lives, while circuit breakers protect equipment and property. Your friendly local electrician on the Gold Coast will be able to help and advice you about having the proper safety switches installed on all your circuits.