Switchboard makes an incredibly important part of every house’s electrical system. You can look at it as a sort of heart pumping the blood through the veins of your home and bringing the power to outlets when it’s currently needed. This system also takes care of the circuit shutdown keeping your home safe and preventing more dangerous disasters. Keeping in mind the importance of this system, it should be clear why you should do everything in your power to keep your switchboard in top shape. Let us take a look at a couple of reasons why you should leave this important task to a professional electrician.

Top-tier electrical equipment

Performing a task as responsible as updating or changing the switchboard needs to be handled very responsibly and using the top-tier equipment. Some of the tools you will need are very specific and don’t really make a part of the regular everyman’s gearbox. Here lies one of the greatest advantages of hiring an experienced electrician. These professionals not only have all the tools they need to get the job done, but they also have the premium equipment that guarantees the work will be pulled off effectively.

Increasing power demand

The older houses were built in the times when the families consumed far less electrical power. Even a couple of years ago, no one could anticipate the sheer number of devices we will use on a daily basis. Of course, the older switchboards are usually not capable of dealing with such a ramped-up consumption. On the other hand, you can always use your next switchboard update to ask the professional to rewire the entire system and make sure your household is capable of dealing with this ever-increasing demand.

The limited time-frame

The switchboard makes the heart of every household’s electrical system. That means, while you are performing any kind of work on this system, all of your house’s systems will be temporarily shut down. The longer the works are dragged out, the longer your everyday life will be thrown off the rails. On the other hand, if you hire the services of a professional electrical installation contractor, you can always be sure that the works will be pulled off in the fastest, most efficient, and streamlined manner possible.

advantages of hiring a reliable electrician for switchboard upgrades and repairs


The added level of safety

YouTube tutorials can go a long way in making any kind of household chore simpler and more manageable. But, this acquired internet knowledge rarely goes into the details enough to cover some of the topics that can have a tremendous impact on the lives of your family. Most of these concerns boil down to the issue of safety. Unless you are an experienced professional you wouldn’t know that ceramic fuses present a very tangible safety hazard, that you need to use safety switches, and numerous other important facts.

Identifying future problems

Last but not least, we would like to point out that even if you manage to finish the work with optimal speed and efficiency, tearing down your switchboard presents an excellent opportunity to inspect your house’s electrical system and possibly identify future problems that can cause severe damage if left unchecked for too long. Of course, for that to be possible you will need to have a very sharp eye and a lot of experience in the back pocket. So, while you are at it, use this opportunity to ask for a professional opinion.

We hope these few arguments give a general idea about how beneficial it can be to leave a project as important as updating or replacing a switchboard to an experienced electrician. Granted, we are living in a time where every penny counts, and DIY projects present a great way to put some money on the side. However, some household duties are simply too challenging and too important to be treated lightly. Performing any kind of work on your switchboard definitely falls into this category. So, leave it to the pros.

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Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.