Sometimes sparks flying isn’t as romantic as it sounds. Overloaded electrical mains and short circuits can be more than just inconvenient. In local businesses and restaurants, they can cost a lot of money. Stock lost from powerless fridges. Lost purchase due to no available, EFTPOS or internet. But even in the home, frequent power outages can be a sign of faulty wiring, overloaded power boards or faulty circuit breakers. And while these can be extremely costly long term, they can also be dangerous.

Orion electrical and lighting Design, has a vast experience in safe, smart electricity installation and maintenance. As 24-hour emergency electricians in Craigieburn, we’d like to take a moment to discuss the reasons behind -and ways to manage- power outages and electrical problems.

Common electrical problems

In the home and business, electrical surges can be infuriating. While often they are caused by lightning strikes or faulty powerlines, they can also be caused by cheaply made products that require electricity. Try removing these products from the power supply. If the surges continue, then it may be time to call for a qualified electrician.

Circuit overloads on the other hand come from too many appliances requiring power. It commonly occurs when multiple devices are trying to draw power from a single circuit. A simple alternative is to spread electrical demands around the house or remove electrical devices that are not in use.

If you are ever misfortunate enough to suffer from an electric shock turning a device on or off, the issue is usually one of two things. Either the shock is cause by a faulty device or appliance, or the wiring of the house or business may need expert attention. It is always safer in these instances to consult with an electrician, for the safety of yourself and others.

Don’t leave it until it’s too late

Have you experienced any of these issues? If you are or just notice that your electricity bill is higher than normal, contact Orion. We provide fast response in Craigieburn and across Melbourne. Our fully licensed electricians provide comprehensive assessment and complete solutions, day and night. If you suspect an electrical issue, contact us today on 1300 295 803.