Electrical Switchboard Upgrades
To answer the question simply:
Yes, your switchboard will need to be upgraded at some point in time. Why? Because it isn’t safe anymore, and you must ensure your household or business is hazard-free. An upgraded switchboard is significantly safer than one that begins to malfunction due to an overload, lack of inbuilt safety switches, or other issues that are likely to happen when you have an old switchboard.
The switchboard installed in your home or business has the vital role of directing all the electricity from its main supply around the property. Such a crucial role as a control centre must be guaranteed. This means that regular maintenance checks are of the utmost importance to know when the switchboard needs an upgrade and schedule it as soon as possible.
Therefore, an outdated switchboard or one that hasn’t had necessary upgrades cannot handle such power consumption, and its role as a central centre for electricity can no longer be fulfilled.
AB Electrical has an experienced team of qualified electricians who can check and upgrade your switchboard.
Flickering lights: damaged or outdated switchboards have loose wiring, which can cause this;
A burning smell or sparks: any of these indicate an overload or faulty wiring in the switchboard;
Ceramic or melted fuses: ceramic fuses are a sign of outdated switchboards;
Overcrowded and tangled wiring in the switchboard;
Fuses blowing frequently: the switchboard cannot cope with the electrical demand;
A mild shock when plugging in a device or appliance;