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EMERGENCY ELECTRICIAN

When you need an emergency electrician – when unexpected electrical problems happen and things stop working – there’s not a moment to waste! You need an lectrician NOW! Loss of power to your home or business can be very disruptive and extremely dangerous. When things go wrong with your power supply, rest assured Hit The Switch will provide an  emergency electrician to help – day or  night.

As part of our 24 hour electrical services, our fully accredited Master Electricians will inspect, diagnose and rectify the  problem quickly and efficiently to minimise disruption and ensure your family is safe and/or your business protected. All work is quoted in advance and you will be kept informed of the situation so that you know exactly what is involved at all times.

But don’t just take our word for it, read what some of our
customers say about us.

CALL 1300 205 205 AND AN
EMERGENCY ELECTRICIAN
WILL BE ON THEIR WAY!

Hit The Switch has a 24 hour emergency electrician for each and
every electrical emergency. Our on-call staff will give you immediate, professional advice over the phone on any steps you need to take to deal with your emergency while a technician is on their way to your property. Your safety is our absolute priority – no matter what the hour or where you live in the East Melbourne area.
[See Emergency Electrician Locations at the bottom of this page.]

If you experience a loss of power, lighting, heating or hot water, or
if you suspect an electrical emergency because of unusual sounds
or smells around electrical outlets or switchboards, do NOT delay –
call Hit The Switch IMMEDIATELY on 1300 205 205 for rapid
response and on the spot advice.

WHAT TO DO IN AN ELECTRICAL EMERGENCY

First things first, if someone has experienced an electric shock or if
there’s risk of a fire, call 000 immediately to seek medical
assistance or emergency services.

If – and only if – there’s no danger of you or someone else being
electrocuted, switch off the power and pull out the plug. If this
can’t be done safely by hand, use something that won’t conduct
electricity, preferably rubber or cured dry wood (such as a broom
stick). Never use anything metal or wet or damp. If necessary, go to
your switchboard and turn off the power at the mains.

Do NOT touch an electrical victim until they are completely free of
the current. Once they are, if you have been trained in CPR,
commence resuscitation procedures.

If there’s a small fire, smother them with a fire blanket and/or an
extinguisher. If it is 100% safe to do so, turn off and unplug the
appliance ASAP.

NEVER throw water on an electrical fire as water is an excellent
conductor of electricity and you could experience a fatal shock.
Similarly never use water on a hot fat or cooking oil fire (such as in
a frypan) as the oil will explode savagely.

Remember the “stop, drop and roll” procedure to extinguish flames
if your clothing has caught on fire.

If and when everyone is safe, call Hit The Switch’s 24 hour electrical
services on 1300 205 205 and we will despatch an emergency electrician straight away.

ADVICE FROM AN EMERGENCY ELECTRICIAN: 7 WAYS YOU CAN KEEP YOUR FAMILY SAFE & SOUND

  1. Never use electrical appliances that are damaged or have frayed cords, broken plugs, etc. Likewise do not attempt to repair them yourself. It’s just not worth the risk.
  2. Completely turn off appliances – particularly toasters and electric kettles – when not in use, or when you’re not home.
  3. Never attempt to remove bread stuck in a toaster without switching it off first.
  4. Keep exhaust fans and clothes dryers free of lint and dust and ensure appliances have “breathing space” so they don’t overheat.
  5. Avoid using electrical appliances & extension cords anywhere around water (eg, sinks, bathtubs, swimming pools, etc).
  6. Keep trees trimmed and away from power lines, and watch ladders, poles etc when working near overhead power lines. Look up and live!
  7. Know where your switchboard (also called power boards and fuseboxes) is and clearly label all switches, fuses and circuit breakers, so you can shut them down if necessary.
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IS THIS MELBOURNE’S BEST ELECTRICAL WARRANTY?

We think so…and not just because it’s absolutely FREE!

Right now Hit The Switch are offering you a FULL YEAR’S WARRANTY on all parts used when we perform any electrical service, from installing a new power point right up to a complete house rewiring.

WE PROVIDE EMERGENCY ELECTRICIAN SERVICES TO:
  • Abbotsford
  • Alpington
  • Armadale
  • Ashburton 3147
  • Ashwood 3147
  • Balwyn 3103
  • Balwyn North 3103
  • Bentleigh 3204
  • Bentleigh East 3165
  • Blackburn
  • Blackburn North
  • Blackburn South
  • Box Hill
  • Box Hill North
  • Box Hill South
  • Brighton East 3187
  • Bulleen 3105
  • Burnley
  • Burwood
  • Burwood East
  • Camberwell 3124
  • Canterbury 3126
  • Carlton 3053
  • Carlton North
  • Carnegie 3163
  • Caulfield 3162
  • Caulfield East 3145
  • Caulfield North 3161
  • Caulfield South 3162
  • Chadstone 3148
  • Clayton 3168
  • Clifton Hill
  • Collingwood
  • Cremorne
  • Deepdene 3103
  • Docklands 3008
  • Doncaster 3108
  • Doncaster East 3109
  • Dondale 3111
  • East Melbourne 3002
  • Elsternwick 3185
  • Fairfield
  • Fitzroy
  • Fitzroy North
  • Flemington 3031
  • Forest Hill
  • Gardenvale 3185
  • Glen Huntly 3163
  • Glen Iris 3146
  • Glen Waverley 3150
  • Hawthorn 3122
  • Hawthorn East 3123
  • Hughesdale 3166
  • Huntingdale 3166
  • Kensington 3031
  • Kew 3101
  • Kew East 3102
  • Kooyong
  • Malvern
  • Malvern East
  • McKinnon 3204
  • Melbourne 3000
  • Mitcham
  • Mont Albert
  • Mont Albert North
  • Mount Waverley 3149
  • Mulgrave 3170
  • Murrumbeena 3163
  • North Melbourne 3051
  • Notting Hill 3168
  • Nunawading
  • Oakleigh 3166
  • Oakleigh East 3166
  • Oakleigh South 3167
  • Ormond 3204
  • Park Orchards 3114
  • Parkville 3052
  • Port Melbourne 3207
  • Prahran
  • Princes Hill
  • Richmond
  • South Wharf 3006
  • South Yarra 3141
  • South Yarra West 3141
  • Southbank 3006
  • St Kilda Road 3004
  • Surrey Hills
  • Templestowe 3106
  • Templestowe Lower
  • 3107
  • Toorak
  • Vermont
  • Vermont South
  • Warrandyte 3113
  • Warrandyte South
  • 3134
  • West Melbourne 3003
  • Wheelers Hill, 3150
  • Windsor
  • Wonga Park 3115

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