October 2018 Newsletter

Fast forward for fire safety

Winding your clocks forward for daylight saving is a great time to change the batteries in your smoke detector/s. This one thing could literally save you and your family from a fire.

Alternatively, consider installing lithium-ion photoelectric smoke detectors. They have a 10 year life span and do not need the batteries changed.  After 10 years you simply replace the whole unit.

Contact us at Ku-ring-gai Electrical for further information about photoelectric smoke detectors or to get a quote.

Thermal imaging can save lives and dollars

What is it?

Thermal imaging is like a health check-up for your electrical system. Special infrared cameras are used to view the heat being generated at a switchboard. The heat is captured as a thermal image.

Devices drawing more power – or any malfunctioning components – generate more heat. Thermal imaging provides an early warning about faults in an electrical system, so they can be fixed before causing problems such as a fire, explosion or power failure.

Who needs one?

  • Residential properties with large or multiple switchboards, such as unit complexes. Scheduling thermal imaging as part of a regular maintenance program is much cheaper, and potentially safer, than out-of-hours callouts for power failures or false fire alarms.
  • Commercial premises, where a power outage, forced shutdown or fire could cause loss of data and infrastructure, not to mention hassle and massive revenue loss.

What it involves

Thermal imaging requires special equipment used onsite by a trained expert. A scheduled maintenance check won’t need to disrupt your building’s power supply. After completing the scan, a detailed report will be provided outlining anything that is faulty.

Often any problems will only need a quick fix. Typically, it’s the cheaper items in your wiring, like fuses, that cause the most problems. At times it might be a simple but vital safety device on its way out, such as a circuit breaker.

Your guarantee of safety

Ku-ring-gai Electrical Services always use top quality products and will never compromise the safety of you, your family or your property by using cheaper options. To arrange a thermal imaging report for your residential, business or commercial building, call us on 0418 442 578 or email info@kuring.com.au.

Contact us today and let one of our qualified electrical technicians take care of you.
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