If you are looking into metering and relocating switch boards, you have to find the right level 2 electrician for this job. You might have heard horror stories about homeowners who thought they were saving money by hiring a handyman or minor contractor to install their new electrical panel. The installation was not up to code, which cost them tens of thousands in repairs. This can be avoided if you know what to look out for and don’t try to handle this task on your own.
The dangers of do-it-yourself electrical work
Do-it-yourself electrical work can be dangerous, not to mention highly illegal. For example, if you are not experienced with wiring, you may accidentally create an electrical fire in your home that destroys everything you have. Therefore, it is always best to hire an electrician to do the job for you. A level 2 electrician will know how to move or relocate switch boards safely and quickly. If you need this type of work done, call us today! We will find out what needs to be done and give you a free estimate on cost.
The importance of working with a licensed professional
Working with licensed professionals is important for several reasons. First, they are knowledgeable about the work that needs to be done. Second, they have been through rigorous training, which will help them do work that is up to Australian standards. Third, they are more likely to follow safety protocol. Finally, working with licensed professionals is the law in many places. If you are not sure if this applies to you or your location, contact your local building inspector or electrical inspector before starting any project involving electricity.
The benefits of using a level 2 electrician for metering and relocating switch boards
It is important to know that when you hire an electrician, their level should correspond with the type of work they are doing. A level 2 electrician does highly specialised electrical work and installation. On the other hand, a level 2 electrician can do more difficult wiring such as metering or relocating switch boards. The benefits of using a level 2 electrician are that they have more experience, knowledge, and the ability to plan ahead when it comes to these types of jobs.
How to find a reputable and qualified level 2 electrician in your area
If you’re looking to have your switch board metered or relocated, it’s important that you find a reputable and qualified level 2 electrician in your area.
Generally, this is someone who has at least 3-5 years experience in the industry. A professional electrician is the most important thing to look for when hiring one.
It’s also important that you get references before hiring someone as they will be handling live electricity while they work on your property. We can help you with metering and relocating switch boards if you need it!
Reasons to go for Relocating Switch Boards
Reasons to relocate electrical switch boards include:
It’s important to consider the aesthetics of your home, especially if you are in the process of selling. Electrical switch boards can be unsightly. They can also be hazardous, as they contain wires that could potentially cause fires. Keeping them out of sight is always a good idea.
It’s time to consider locating or relocating your switchboard, when you’re looking to create additional space in your home, or run your electrical wiring in a different direction .
Electrical switch boards are very dangerous. They contain live electricity which could start fires or shock people if not handled with care. For this reason it is highly recommended that they be installed by qualified electricians only.
Process of a Meter Relocation
Anyone who wishes to relocate a meter should contact a qualified, level 2 electrician. Ensuring regulations are followed and safety is paramount in each step is what’s most important about what we do.
The process of a meter relocation is fairly simple. The first thing an electrician will do is shut off the power to the circuit that contains the meter. Next, the electrician cuts the wires from the old meter and connects them to the new location. He or she then twists on a protective cover before attaching it securely with screws, then wraps it in electrical tape. Lastly, he or she replaces all of the wire connections at the service panel by hand, until they are as tight as possible without cutting into any wire insulation. The meters should then be checked to make sure they have been correctly installed before turning on electricity again.
The Cost of metering and relocating switch boards
Meters, to some people, might not seem like something too risky to do on their own. But the truth is that when it comes to meters and relocating switch boards, there’s a lot more at stake than just the cost of materials.
A relocation for a meter box may depend on whether or not it needs upgrading. In the event that a new switchboard is required, the quotation will include materials, labour, and the associated costs.
For a fair quotation on switchboard or meter box relocation, contact Baycoast Electrical & Control Solutions today.