• Your workmanship and professionalism was faultless. Prompt payment is an essential part of maintaining a good relationship on experts that we rely on. We will be using you again in the future and will be referring you on
    J Landy
    I have no hesitation in recommending Ku-ring-gai Electrical Service. I have found Matt very professional, friendly, reliable and honest at all times. His workmanship has been second to none and I will definitely be using Ku-ring-gai Electrical Services for all future electrical work and recommending to friends.
    J Smith
    Just wanted to say thank you for your prompt service with the installation of my new oven. I was once again very impressed with the two man team who carried out the work. I’d recommend Ku-ring-gai Electrical to anyone.
    W Sloot
    Thank you to Matt & his team for great service again. The work was completed well with excellent customer service throughout the process.
    R Boyd
    Again, thank you for professional service. The lads are so efficient and seem to really enjoy what they're doing. They're friendly and respectful. It will give us great pleasure to recommend your company both professionally (via our business) and personally.
    L Willard
    Thank you very much for your high standard services and helpfulness, we will certainly be recommending Ku-ring-gai Electrical to anyone looking for an electrician
    A Warburton
    Many thanks for your efficient service, highly recommend you to my friends and should we need more electrical services we will be calling you.
    L Reza
    The boys have done a fabulous job and they tidied up afterwards so well I had to go around and remember what work was requested as it was so tidy!
    T. Yip
  • November 2017 Newsletter

    If you’re like me, time always seems to speed up as Christmas approaches. So, don’t get caught out trying to organise your Christmas light displays in a rush at the last minute. After all, you want your decorations to light up your family and friend’s faces, not just your home.

    In this newsletter, I’ve included some points to consider about how to use Christmas light decorations safely. Hopefully you’ll find them useful and if you need any help from me, call Ku-ring-gai Electrical Service on 0418 442 578 or email info@kuring.com.au.

    Cheers,
    Matt Cox

    Are you taking risks with your Christmas lights?

    Christmas is just around the corner and for many families, the excitement is already mounting. It’s the perfect time to make sure your Christmas lights are not only bright and festive but safe to use.

    At my place, putting up the tree and the lights are activities the whole family looks forward to. Whether you’re bringing last year’s lights out of storage or buying new ones, you need to check a few things. Follow these steps and you’ll be good to go:

    Step 1:
    Start with a quick online search to make sure your lights haven’t been recalled due to a newly identified safety issue.

    Step 2:
    Check the cables are undamaged and all the globes are working. Never run your lights with some globes missing – this is a fire hazard.

    Step 3:
    If you’re getting new lights this year, buy them from a reputable store.

    Look on the packaging for either the Australian Standards Compliance
    Symbol or an approval number, e.g. N12345.

    Step 4:
    Make sure you choose lights that are fit for purpose. Indoor and
    outdoor lights are not interchangeable.

    Step 5:
    Avoid using 240v lights as they can cause fires if left on too long. They also have a higher risk of electrocution, which makes them dangerous to have around small children or pets.

    Instead, opt for safer, more energy-friendly LED lights. You can pick them up quite cheaply from retailers like Bunnings.

    Step 6:
    Once your Christmas lights are up, don’t forget to switch them off before leaving the house or going to bed.

    Wise ways to light up your outdoors this Christmas

    The back patio or veranda often functions as an extra room during the summer months. If you’re regularly eating or entertaining outside, you might want to add some Christmas lights there too.

    But, with kids (big or small) and sometimes pets running around playing games, cables and extension leads can ruin the fun!

    Here are 4 tips for adding Christmas lights to your outdoor area so that it’s seasonal and safe.

    1. Only use lights intended for outdoor use with a weatherproof rating such as IP23. The higher the number, the greater the weather protection.
    2. If you need to run extension cords through windows or doorways,consider using an outdoor safety box. It will keep your power boards and plugs dry, dust-free and safe.
    3. Avoid tripping hazards. Tape down your power cords or run them around the edge of your home, away from the activity.
    4. For the safest and most convenient option, talk to me about installing weatherproof power points outside. These eliminate the need to run extension cords from inside your home to your outdoor area. I can even fit a handy switch inside the house so you can turn your lights on or off from there.

    Get your Christmas lights ready now

    You can have your own Christmas light spectacular at the flick of a switch!

    Call or email Ku-ring-gai Electrical Service on 0418 442 578 or info@kuring.com.au to make a time for us to install your weatherproof power points and switches at your home or business.