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Importance of Regular Electrical Maintenance in Your Home

Just because most electrical systems are out of sight, it doesn’t mean they should remain out of mind. As time goes on, these systems break down and wear and tear on electrical equipment increases. Regularly scheduled electrical maintenance is a surefire way to keep you and your family out of harm’s way, as well as avoid long-term issues and large electrical bills in the future.

What is Electrical Maintenance?

Electrical maintenance is a service that a licensed electrician with the training and technical expertise carries out to make sure your home’s electrical systems are safe and efficient. Some of the most common services that electrical maintenance covers include:

Electrical maintenance gives an electrician a chance to fully inspect your home and provide advice on electrical repairs, replacements or upgrades you may require. These preventative measures can stop malfunctions from occurring and can ensure your electrics continue to work effectively and safely into the future.

Should I Bother?

Electrical faults turn into devastating events for many homeowners. The effects of these electrical problems and mishaps can actually be fatal in severe cases. Most times, you can avoid most electrical emergencies with regular electrical maintenance. If ever you’re wondering whether you should call on a local company to provide electrical maintenance, here are several reasons why the answer should be a resounding yes.

Fire Hazards

There are many potential electrical variables that could become a fire hazard to your home. These include faulty outlets and appliances, lighting fixtures, heaters, outdated wiring and electrical extension cords. During an electrical maintenance visit, your electrician can conduct testing to identify and rectify these faults.


The possibility of electrocution from things such as household appliances, outlets and electrical extension devices is common knowledge to most. Having exposed wires and faulty sockets in your home means there is a big chance of water or any other item coming into contact with them, causing electrocution. Your electrician can ensure there are no cracks or faults with the electrics. They can also provide advice on the best ways to safeguard your loved ones from electricity.

Surge Protection

As part of electrical maintenance checks, your electrician will check for points in wiring that could cause an electrical surge. Overvoltages caused by things such as lightning or internal switching can cause irreversible damage, forcing you to replace electrical components and appliances.

A method in protecting your home from these surges is by installing surge arrestors. Surge arrestors protect networks and equipment from these power surges. This ensures you aren’t faced with the costs that come with replacing those big-ticket items.

Save Money

Emergency electrical system repairs are far more expensive than routine maintenance. Although you may feel maintenance work is a cost you could do without, when a large electrical bill comes in at the end of emergency repairs, you will probably be wishing you maintained your electrics more frequently.

Another way you can save money with regular checkups is by ensuring your electrical appliances run more efficiently. With living and energy costs continuously rising, ensuring your appliances are running at their optimum state will go a long way in saving you cash.

Other ways your wallet can benefit from electrical maintenance is by considering keeping your insurance premiums down with up-to-date wiring or maximising your home’s value if you are looking to sell.

Book an Expert In Electrical Systems

Whether you are due for electrical maintenance or you notice any signs of a problem, contact one of our qualified and licensed electricians immediately. All too often, DIY electrical ventures end in complete heartache.

The team at Metropolitan Electrical Contractors can carry out customised electrical maintenance services in your home without delay or risk. Our fully trained and licensed technicians can also assist with any major electrical installation and repair services. We have been operating in this space for over 25 years and put your safety above all.

Published: 2020-03-05

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