Smoke alarm legislation update

smoke alarm installation and maintenance by pacific pines electrician

The Queensland Government’s changes to smoke alarm legislation will make Queensland households the safest in Australia. To keep your home and family safe the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services recommend that you update and replace all your fire alarms to meet the new legislation. Contact a qualified electrician to ensure that your smoke alarm installation […]

Fuse boxes and safety switches

Fuse boxes and safety switches Do you know how to change a fuse? Are you changing fuses quite often? This may be because your home is an older house on the Gold Coast or in Brisbane and still has ceramic fuses. Ceramic fuses are “old school” form of electrical protection for the home.  These are […]

Stay warm and safe!

Safety in the house during winter Winter is upon us and that first cold snap always takes us by surprise. We drag out the heater and electric blankets which have been stored for the past nine months and turn them on. Some of these appliances work, some don’t. Be careful. Essential Energy’s Regional Manager Northern, […]

What you need to know about Queensland’s new smoke alarm legislation

Queensland smoke alarm legislation came into effect on 1st January 2017. That legislation changes the requirements in the home and in the workplace for Queenslanders. The smoke alarm regulations came into being as a result of the fatal Slacks Creek fire in 2011. Fire and Emergency Services Minister Mark Ryan announced them recently. They aimed […]

Your Christmas Electrical Safety Checklist

Christmas is a wonderful time of year but in terms of your home electrical safety it’s also a bit unique. Homes all over the Gold Coast are stringing up festive lights at the moment, both indoors and outdoors. While we enjoy the festive spirit we should also take a moment to consider our electrical safety [...]

Top 5 Reasons You Should Switch To LED Lights

Incandescent lighting has been commercially available since 1878 making it over a century old. It’s time to make the change to a more modern technology that will not only save you money but also reduce emissions. Join the lighting revolution by upgrading your home lighting to LED (Light Emitting Diode) technology.  There are a plenty of benefits […]

Keep Electricity Costs Down This Winter

Winter is just around the corner and for most people this means a spike in your electricity bill due to the additional energy used for heating your home. However this doesn’t have to be the case and this article will give you some great tips for keeping warm and keeping that electricity bill down.   Shut the door […]

Electrical Tips For Around Your Home

electrical safety around the home

Most of us are aware of the dangers of electricity. Avoid the potential hazards of electrical  by following a few simple tips from South East Electrical. Electrical Tips For Around Your Home Water and electricity don’t mix. Don’t touch electrical outlets and objects with wet hands or feet. Don’t use electrical appliances on or near water. Avoid running […]

Why you should upgrade your fuse board with circuit breakers

Someone needs to upgrade to circuit breakers

There are many houses these days that are still operating on old wiring and in turn, they have older fuse boards. While older style electrical boards might have been great back in the day there is better and more modern equipment available to prevent electrical hazards, such as fires. If you have an older home […]

Types of Smoke Detectors

Having a smoke detector in your home is legally mandated in order to keep you and your family safe. If you do not have one, or yours is broken, you will need to get one right away. There are a few different types of smoke detectors that you can find on the market these days, […]