The Latest News from Hit The Switch
Should you Replace or Upgrade your Kitchen Lights?
December 13, 2017
Modern Kitchen Lights should be both practical and beautiful. This article shows you how you can – and should – replace or upgrade your Kitchen Lighting. It’s full of practical advice and great ideas.
Everything you need to know about Garden Lighting & Electrical
December 13, 2017
Hit The Switch, the Garden Lighting electricians, can help you with everything on your Outdoor Lighting wish-list. Decorative Lights, Security Lights & everything you need to make your garden even more beautiful.
Electrical Safety Tips for Melbourne Toddlers and Babies.
November 2, 2017
Worried about Electrical Safety for Toddlers & Babies? Hit The Switch present some expert tips on keeping your young ones safe and sound.
Small Electrical Job # 2: Minor Electrical Repairs
September 6, 2017
Electrical issues are annoying and frustrating, however a lot of people don’t realise that minor electrical issues can become major problems if left unchecked. But before you start thinking that you could perform those repairs yourself… back away from that toolbox, mister.
Small Electrical Job # 1: Install LED Lights
September 5, 2017
If you’re thinking about changing the lighting at your home or business, you should think seriously about installing LED downlights. They are far more energy efficient, last much longer, more durable and safer. Read all about them here
What’s Involved in Rewiring a House?
August 10, 2017
You may have recently arranged a Home Safety Assessment and the Master Electrician/ Inspector informed you that your wiring is dodgy. Or you may be buying an older-style Melbourne home and need to know that you are going to be safe and sound. You may even be selling an old home and want to add “Fully Rewired” as a […]
Your Free DIY Solution to Home Electrical Faults.
June 26, 2017
Electrical faults can be more than annoying…they can be downright dangerous, even fatal! The simple, step-by-step solution is explained in our latest consumer resource – Home Electrical Fault Finding Guide. Complete with common electrical problems and how to solve them, you should download it now!
Upgrading Switchboards in Older Homes.
May 25, 2017
Upgrading a switchboard in an old Melbourne home is just as important as rewiring one. This is because technology has moved on since the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s when the house was originally built. As you’ll see when you download our Electrical Safety Compliance Checklist, both the wiring system and the switchboard weren’t designed to […]
Separate Safety Switches on Electrical Circuits
March 2, 2017
As stated in Energy Safe Victoria’s Electrical Safety Guide: “Safety switches are mandatory on both power and lighting circuits in new homes and older properties where extensive renovations are carried out.” This legislation has no doubt saved countless lives throughout the state. However, Hit The Switch strongly recommend going one or two steps further, by […]
Free Extended Warranty
January 24, 2017
Most Melbourne electricians offer you some form of warranty on their workmanship, but Hit The Switch has gone one step further.
Right now we are offering you the ultimate electricians extended warranty: a free one year’s warranty on all parts used when we perform any electrical service.
How can I tell if my Melbourne house needs rewiring?
November 22, 2016
Not sure if your home needs rewiring? Following on from our popular Home Electrical Fault Finding Guide, Hit The Switch have compiled this comprehensive article that lets you know what to look for, and how to go about getting your Melbourne home rewired if required. First things first, let’s start with why you’re concerned about […]
How to Compare Quotes for Electrical Services.
October 5, 2016
Getting quotes for electrical services is like comparing apples and oranges. When you are after quotations for upcoming electrical services in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, no doubt you’ll approach two or three local electricians for a quote. The big question is which electrician’s quote do you go with? The lowest? But how can you tell if […]
How often should electrical equipment testing & tagging take place in an Aged Care Facility?
September 21, 2016
Obviously, testing and tagging intervals are dependent upon specific environmental conditions and subject to a risk assessment, however as a general ‘rule of thumb’, following is what should be tested and tagged and how often. Test & Tag every 6 months… Power tools, kitchen equipment, vacuum cleaners, floor polishers, and carpet steamers in workshops, commercial […]
Testing and Tagging in an Aged Care Facility FAQs
September 20, 2016
Need electrical testing and tagging services? In the interests of promoting health and safety and ensuring that our clients and clients-to-be understand the law and what is required of them, Hit The Switch is proud to bring you these frequently asked questions about testing and tagging in an aged care facility. Q. Why Test & […]
Reconnecting Power? You MUST read this.
August 24, 2016
If your house or apartment has had its power switched off for a year or more, this is the most important news you’ll ever read. It isn’t a matter of just turning the power back on and away you go. The law in Victoria states that you (or your landlord if you are renting) must […]
The electrician Toorak locals can’t get enough of.
August 19, 2016
Looking for a good electrician in Toorak? Then you’d be looking for a great local electrician, like Hit The Switch. Master Electrician Steven Puyol and his team have lost count of the number of large and small electrical jobs they have carried out in this prestigious suburb 5km south east of the Melbourne CBD…everything from house […]
The Surrey Hills electrician who’s a huge hit with locals.
August 19, 2016
Looking for a good Surrey Hills electrician? Then do what more and more local residents are doing and call their favourite electrician, Hit The Switch. Master Electrician Steven Puyol and his team have lost count of the number of large and small electrical jobs they have carried out in this leafy eastern suburb 11km due […]
YOUR SAFETY SWITCH KEEPS TRIPPING? GREAT!
July 12, 2016
Emergency Electrician Advice # 4 As an emergency electrician, one of the things I hear quite often is: “My safety switch keeps tripping (or won’t turn on)…it must be broken!” In reality, it isn’t broken at all – in fact it’s working perfectly, doing its job just as its maker intended. Saying a safety switch isn’t […]
WHEN TO CALL AN EMERGENCY ELECTRICIAN.
June 28, 2016
Emergency Electrician Advice # 2: It’s fairly obvious you need to call an emergency plumber when your lounge is a metre underwater. Or that you should call an emergency builder when your roof collapses. When to call an emergency electrician isn’t so obvious, as it’s hard to tell if you have a major issue, or […]
Why I love being an Emergency Electrician
June 12, 2016
By Hit The Switch Master Electrician, Steven Puyol Why did I choose to become an emergency electrician? Well, I’ve always been pretty good with my hands, so it was inevitable I was going to be a tradesman of some sort. As a teenager, I had a look at a few trades but in the end […]
Electrical Services for Clubs and Pubs in Melbourne
June 12, 2016
If you run a pub or club in Melbourne – particularly in the eastern suburbs – you need a commercial electrician that can turn up on time, every time, and get the job done smoothly without disrupting paying customers, charging a small fortune, or having to come back next week to fix mistakes. You need […]
Get a good night’s sleep using a Wall Split System Air Conditioner.
May 12, 2016
Every wall split system air conditioner has a Sleep Mode, but how does it work, and how does it save on energy? Hit The Switch – Melbourne’s new split system air con specialist – explains… Operating an air conditioner on “full blast” all night – either in heating mode or cooling mode – might help […]
Aged Care Electrical Services in Melbourne
May 12, 2016
If you’re looking for a commercial electrician that specialises in Aged Care facilities in Melbourne, Hit The Switch must be on your shortlist. Not only are our Master Electricians extremely good and thorough at what we do – electrical installations, repairs, maintenance and testing – but we are also polite, respectful, clean and tidy…traits that […]