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I’d love to come out to every single emergency repair in Sydney but it would be impossible. I thought I’d post a few tips and if all of these fails please call me on 0433 509 510

Generally when a fuse blows or safety switch or circuit breaker turns off its because you have an electrical fault. Be really careful in repeatedly switching them back on as this can cause more damage to your electrical system.

Typical residential fuses

Typical residential fuses

Typical residential safety switch

Typical residential RCD

Your lighting and power circuits should be seperated, generally if there is a fault it will only be with one of these circuits. They should be clearly labelled so once you have determined which is turning off jump to the paragraph relevant to you.

Power circuit problems

8/10 the reason your switch is tripping off due to a faulty appliance. Go around your house unplugging all your electrical equipment. Dont forget things like fridges and dishwashers because these are generally the guilty culprits.

poor connections can cause cables to melt

poor connections can cause cables to melt

If your switch doesn’t reset after unplugging absolutely everything you will need to contact FIX electrical contractors because there is a fault on your electrical system and only a licenced electrical contractor is legally allowed to repair the problem.

Light circuit problems

Very similar to power trouble shooting go around your house and turn all the light switches off (make sure your fan control knobs are off also) If your lighting circuit doesnt turn back on and your confident you can also unplug/unscrew all of your globes, there is a chance the switch turned off due to a faulty globe.

Use a trial an error process turning all the switches on one by one to isolate the cause to one light fitting. replace the globe if this doesn’t work there is a problem with your light fixture. Again if your safety switch doesn’t turn on call FIX electrical contractors and have one of our friendly electricians come out and repair the problem for you.

Blackened globes can be faulty

Blackened globes can be faulty

 

I hope that helped in some way and remember if your not confident or cant find the problem after a few attempts stop and call us because you can potentially do more damage than you originally had.

 

 

I was lucky enough to be a part of a major roll out of Frozen Yogurt cafes in 2013. The CRAVE frozen yogurt brand prides itself of being unique in a competitive and large market of frozen yogurt.

Craves Liverpool store uses Colour changing LED throughout to great visual effect

Crave liverpool with its purple RGB led

All lighting in Crave stores are LED. These downlights use a maximum of 26w and are comparable to 70w metal halide globes. They don’t require maintenance as the lamp life is 70,000 hours. Investing in LED from the beginning is going to prove a wise decision for the crew at Crave. Stores either also use LED lighting in pelmets to create a great visual effect. Stores have used RGB colour changing strip to really catch customers attention.

Worldsquare shop front in a high traffic area

Worldsquare shop front in a high traffic area

Flagship store in World square

Flagship store in World square

At their flagship store in World square Sydney they have 3 massive machines with a whopping 20 flavours and combinations of flavours. They have again used LED strip lighting and down-lights throughout. Using black trime to blend into the plywood ceiling which features sign writing.

Crave Parramattas Bucket ceiling

Crave Parramattas Bucket ceiling

Crave also used Buckets in World square and more predominately in Parramatta. Installing lights in the buckets is innovative and relatively low cost lighting feature for a store that wants to separate itself from the rest.

FIX electrical also installed security surveillance systems in all of the above stores as well as phone lines and data networks for internet, eftpos and phone lines.

Each Frozen yogurt machine also requires a dedicated power circuit and the stores have alot of fridges and hot water units that also require dedicated power supplies.

So for a complete retail fitout solution contact FIX electrical contractors today and see how we can give you a competitive edge over your competition.

 

 

 

Mandarin centre Chatswood banquet tables

Mandarin centre Chatswood banquet tables

It seems with increasing electricity prices I am getting more and more requests from customers to save power. The first step is usually identifying where the power is being consumed. Once we have identified the major users of power (e.g. air conditioning, lighting and high current devices) we can determine the best area to save power in.

Lighting is a great place to start saving electricity, though each light may not use a great amount of power compared to an air-conditioner or fridge the quantity and how long we use them for makes lighting a major contributor to our energy usage. Most solutions are cost effective and the results can be easily seen.  In one case I installed light switches through an office so the whole office wasn’t illuminated when only one person was in, unfortunately switches still rely on humans to operate them! This is where sensors, timers and dimmers come into their own,

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