RCDs, also called safety switches, are required in Australian homes today. These devices are used to cut off the supply of electricity in the event of a leak. These leaks could cause serious dangers via shock or fire to those who are using a piece of electrical equipment. The goal of these devices is to provide additional safety to the electrical system in your home, so you do not have to worry about shock and electrocution.
While shock and electrocution are risks of not having properly functioning RCDs in the home, there are other dangers, as well. Electrical fired can occur through these leaks of electrical energy, too. Even low leak levels have the potential to start very serious fires.
The RCDs will trip the circuit, which will cut off the power. Without these devices, there is always a risk. If you need to have your RCDs checked, or if you need to have them installed, you can rely on the professionals from Hilton Plumbing to do the job right.
Consider the number of electrical appliances that you have in your home. Without these safety switches, all of them could be highly dangerous, even deadly. You love your property, and you certainly love your family. You need to make sure take every precaution possible to ensure their safety, and that includes using the RCDs.
Let’s move on to another area of safety. In Australian homes that have been substantially renovated or that are brand new, having smoke detectors and alarms that are hardwired into the property is mandatory. In a new home, they need to be installed with the mains, so they are still going to work in the event of a power failure. This means they need to be installed by professional electricians. Depending on the size of your home, you will want to have quite a few of these detectors/alarms operating. This way, everyone in the home will be alerted in the event of a fire.
Currently, they are required in all bedrooms, hallways, the garage, and the basement. The detectors are connected to one another, so when one of them goes off, all of them will go off. This can improve the chance of everyone getting out of the house in the event of a fire.
You do not want to tack chances with your family or your property, so do not put off getting your smoke detectors. In addition, you may want to have the smoke detectors tested regularly to make sure they are all working properly.
Whether you need new RCDs, an inspection, or you need to have smoke detectors installed in your home, we can help. We understand your safety concerns, and our electricians at Hilton Electrical have the experience, tools, and knowledge to ensure the safety of the electrical systems and appliances in your home. Get in touch with us today to see how we can help.