HOME ELECTRICAL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE IN AUCKLAND
At Cole Customs we have the experience to service and maintain your electrical equipment at home. We have had many years repairing anything from a faulty light switch to your oven that's not getting up to temperature anymore.
I HAVE A LIGHT SWITCH THAT IS NOT WORKING, IS THIS SOMETHING YOU CAN FIX FOR ME?
We sure can do this. In fact we can replace all of your old light switches in your home to bring them into the 21st century if that is something you are interested in doing.
WHEN I PLUG SOMETHING INTO A POWER POINT ITS NOT WORKING WHAT CAN I DO?
You would need to give us a call and one of our Registered Electricians will be over to give you a diagnosis on why your power point is not working anymore. Many times the power point is old and worn out and a quick replacement is all that is required to get it working again.
MY OVEN IS PLAYING UP IS THIS SOMETHING YOU CAN FIX FOR ME?
We sure can. A common problem with ovens is having an element that will go straight to full temperature. This is normally due to a fault with the simmerstat that controls the element temperature. These are easily obtained and replaced quickly to get you back cooking your favourite meal for your family.
MY HOT WATER CYLINDER HAS GONE COLD, CAN YOU HELP ME?
We sure can! Hot water is a necessity we often take for granted until we are faced with the dreaded cold shower then we realise how much we rely on our hot water. Most faults with hot water cylinders is the element that wears out over time and is now not heating the water any more. We can quickly and easily diagnose problems with your hot water cylinders and get them back up to temperature in no time so you can enjoy that nice hot relaxing bath again.
I HAVE A OLD SWITCH BOARD WITH PORCELAIN FUSES WHAT SHOULD I DO ABOUT THIS?
There are a large number of homes in NZ that still have these very old switchboards installed. Any whilst many of them do still work well they do have a very large draw back in terms of safety. Upgrading these old fuses to modern circuit breakers is a very wise move.
New circuit breakers are far better suited to interrupt the flow of electricity in the case of a fault and are also easily identifiable when they have tripped. If we are to install additional power points onto one of these old switch board we will need to either upgrade the entire board to meet today's standards with RCD protection for your entire house or we will need to install an RCD for just the circuit we have done work on. There are many benefits of RCD's and modern Circuit breakers including higher rupture capacity.
This means the circuit breaker can interrupt a much higher current when a fault happens and not burst into flames. Yes that's right the old porcelain fuses can literally explode and start a fire if the conditions are right. If you are at all worried about the condition of your switch board you should give us a call We will be able to best advise you of the condition of your switch board and provide you with a quote to upgrade to a modern switch board with all of the latest safety features.