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With the number of gadgets and appliances in the average home ever increasing, many homeowners find that there aren’t enough powerpoints in their house – in fact, the average modern home requires 30-40 power outlets. This is particularly common in older homes but also occurs in new builds. We’re here to help with powerpoint installation Brisbane.
If you don’t have enough powerpoints or find that they are in inconvenient places, you might opt for the quick fix of adding extension cables and plug adaptors. However, these look messy and unattractive, as well as being potentially dangerous. Furthermore, powerpoints are particularly important when it comes to selling your home.
The best solution is to have new powerpoints installed exactly where you want them.
Types of powerpoint
There are a plethora of different powerpoint options to choose from, with various styles, sizes, and configurations. The most common types of powerpoint include:
- Single GPO
- Double GPO
- Weatherproof GPO
- Double with switch GPO
- USB GPO
- 15a powerpoints
You can also select from a range of colour options if you want your powerpoint to blend into the background, or choose push buttons or glass for style purposes. It all depends on your personal requirements and taste, and our experienced electricians are happy to discuss your options with you.
Factors affecting powerpoint installation cost
The overall powerpoint installation cost is dependent on a number of factors. For example, the location of the powerpoint within the home or garden may affect the number of materials required for the job, and therefore the price. The price of powerpoints and wiring materials also varies, which will affect the overall powerpoint installation cost.
Furthermore, if your powerpoints are being installed in a place that is difficult to reach, or inaccessible, it will take longer to complete the work, pushing the price up. Finally, an electrician may determine that your switchboard needs to be replaced, or your home needs to be rewired in order to install the new powerpoints.
Why powerpoint installation should be left to the professionals
These days, there’s a how-to video on the internet for everything, including how to install a new powerpoint. However, without the appropriate electrical knowledge and understanding, you are putting yourself and your property in danger.
Adding new powerpoints, particularly if you are adding several, can lead to your electrical system becoming overloaded. This could lead to the power going off, or in some situations, it can even cause a fire.
As mentioned above, it may also be necessary to replace the switchboard or rewire the home to prepare for the new powerpoints. If these problems are not seen to prior to powerpoint installation, the switchboard or wiring can heat up and pose a fire hazard. Some common signs that your switchboard may need to be replaced include:
- Fuses blowing when multiple appliances are in use
- Lights flickering
- Fuses needing to be changed more frequently than usual
These days we have a myriad of power-hungry modern appliances and gadgets that we didn’t have in the past, so it may be that your home just wasn’t designed for them. That’s why it is essential to have your home inspected by an electrician prior to powerpoint installation.
Powerpoint installation Brisbane
Our highly trained and experienced electricians have plenty of experience in powerpoint installation Brisbane, having installed powerpoints of all shapes and sizes all around the city. Our powerpoint installation services include:
- Repairing existing powerpoints
- Upgrading single powerpoints to double powerpoints
- Indoor and outdoor powerpoint installation
- Upgrading existing powerpoints
- Testing powerpoints for safety
- Switchboard and wiring inspections
- USB powerpoint installation
- Helping you to determine to best powerpoint location
- Helping you to choose the best type of powerpoint
- Helping to determine the type of cable needed
We are on hand to help with all kinds of powerpoint installation. We understand that you are busy, so we work with you to provide an efficient service that will have your powerpoints up and running in no time. Most importantly, with Jarvis Electrical, you know that the job has been completed accurately, giving you peace of mind.
Call us today to discuss your powerpoint installation requirements.