Ralph Ottman Electrical Sunshine Coast

Electrical Installations Sunshine Coast

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Any electrical installation must be completed to a high standard by all licensed electricians.

We aim to provide excellence in our services to Sunshine Coast homes and businesses.

Together with the services we provide, we offer a range of electrical products which are selected to provide maximum quality and cost effectiveness at good prices.

We are more than happy to discuss with you the best options for your needs regardless of the size of the project, and you will always receive professional advice.

Residential or Commercial Electrical Installations:

Electrical Installations FAQs

Can I complete electrical installations myself?

Yes, you can complete some electrical installations yourself, but it's not usually advised. Dealing with electrics comes with a lot of safety concerns, so we recommend that you hire a professional for any electrical work that needs to be carried out, no matter how big or small. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more advice.

What is a safety switch?

A safety switch is a device that detects when an abnormal condition has occurred and immediately interrupts power to the circuit. Safety switches are designed to prevent fires and injuries by shutting off the electric current when it flows through a conductor that has overheated or has been damaged.

Why do I need an electrical safety switch?

Electrical safety switches are designed to cut the power to a circuit in the event of an overload. This is important for several reasons. First, it will help prevent fires or other hazards that result from electrical problems. Second, it will reduce your risk of electrocution by ensuring that you can't be shocked by live wires.

What is classed as electrical work?

Electrical work is defined as work that involves installing, altering, repairing or maintaining any electrical wiring or equipment. This includes:

  • Installing or replacing power points and light switches
  • Repairing electrical appliances like heaters
  • Rewiring
  • Planning the electrical systems for new buildings
  • Inspecting transformers, circuit breakers and other electrical components for faults

What can I do to keep my home safe?

As we've already mentioned above, electricity is very dangerous and can be life-threatening if you're exposed to it. To keep yourself and your family safe, always keep the following tips in mind:

  • Never overload plug sockets.
  • Regularly inspect plug sockets and light fittings for heat damage/wear and tear.
  • Never place items that are combustible near meters, fuse boxes or electrical appliances that give out heat.
  • Where possible, cables should be fixed to walls and never run underneath rugs or carpets.
  • Don't leave appliances like dishwashers, washing machines and tumble dryers running when no one is at home.

If you have any concerns about your home's electrical system, call us today and speak to one of our electricians.

What is a certificate of compliance?

A certificate of compliance is a document that proves that your electrical installation complies with the Australian Electrical Safety Standards. It's important to have a certificate of compliance when you sell your home or business, as it proves that your electrical installation is safe and up to code.

What are the signs of an electrical fault?

There are a few things to look out for when you're concerned about electrical faults in your home:

  • Strange sounds or smells coming from your walls or ceiling (this can be caused by arcing)
  • Frequent tripping of breakers, switches and fuses (this could be caused by too many devices being plugged into one circuit)
  • Electrical outlets that don't work
  • Light bulbs that flicker

30 Years in the Industry – 13 Years on the Sunshine Coast

Ralph Ottmann Electrical have been in the industry a long time and we are proud of the quality services we offer - from Pomona in the north throughout all areas of the Sunshine Coast and down to Brisbane. Look for our distinctive vans.


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