The Latest News from Hit The Switch

3 Signs of a Proper House Rewiring Job

June 5, 2018

As a Master Home Electrician in Melbourne, Steve Puyol from Hit the Switch has worked on countless House Rewiring jobs. House Rewiring might seem like a daunting and expensive process for many homeowners. In this blog, Steve explains the difference between doing the job right and doing the job on the cheap.

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What do I need to know about Emergency Lighting Standards?

June 5, 2018

As a Master Commercial Electrician in Melbourne, Steve Puyol from Hit the Switch has worked on countless Commercial Emergency Lighting install and maintenance jobs. He’s your go-to guy when it comes to Emergency Lighting Standards.

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Should you Replace or Upgrade your Kitchen Lights?

December 13, 2017

Modern Kitchen Lights should be both practical and beautiful. This article shows you how you can – and should – replace or upgrade your Kitchen Lighting. It’s full of practical advice and great ideas.

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Everything you need to know about Garden Lighting & Electrical

December 13, 2017

Hit The Switch, the Garden Lighting electricians, can help you with everything on your Outdoor Lighting wish-list. Decorative Lights, Security Lights & everything you need to make your garden even more beautiful.

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Electrical Safety for Toddlers and Babies in Melbourne

November 2, 2017

Worried about Electrical Safety for Toddlers & Babies? Hit The Switch present some expert tips on keeping your young ones safe and sound.

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How to Find a Great Electrician

October 26, 2017

Looking for a good electrician? Why stop at good…here’s how to find a great electrician, one that ticks all the right boxes – quality work, a commitment to uncompromising safety, value for money, excellent service and trusted advice.

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Why can’t you do your own minor electrical repairs?

September 6, 2017

Electrical issues are annoying and frustrating, however a lot of people don’t realise that minor electrical issues can become major problems if left unchecked. But before you start thinking that you could perform those repairs yourself… back away from that toolbox, mister.

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Why you should install LED lighting

September 5, 2017

If you’re thinking about changing the lighting at your home or business, you should think seriously about installing LED downlights. They are far more energy efficient, last much longer, more durable and safer. Read all about them here

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Is Old Electrical Wiring Safe?

September 4, 2017

Today’s safety standards are far higher than those of even 40 years ago, so if you are thinking of buying an older Melbourne house, or selling, we strongly recommend you have the old electrical wiring looked at. Read why here…

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Your Free DIY Solution to Home Electrical Faults

June 26, 2017

Electrical faults can be more than annoying…they can be downright dangerous, even fatal! The simple, step-by-step solution is explained in our latest consumer resource – Home Electrical Fault Finding Guide. Complete with common electrical problems and how to solve them, you should download it now!

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Upgrading Switchboards in Older Homes

May 25, 2017

Upgrading switchboards in an old Melbourne home is just as important as rewiring one. This is because technology has moved on since the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s when the house was originally built. As you’ll see when you download our Electrical Safety Compliance Checklist, both the wiring system and the switchboard weren’t designed to handle […]

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Separate Safety Switches on Electrical Circuits

March 2, 2017

Do you need to consider Separate Safety Switches for your home? Well, let’s take a look at what you a required to do. As stated in Energy Safe Victoria’s Electrical Safety Guide: “Safety switches are mandatory on both power and lighting circuits in new homes and older properties where extensive renovations are carried out.” This […]

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Free Extended Warranty

January 24, 2017

Most Melbourne electricians offer you some form of warranty on their workmanship, but Hit The Switch has gone one step further.
Right now we are offering you the ultimate electricians extended warranty: a free one year’s warranty on all parts used when we perform any electrical service.

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How can I tell if my Melbourne house needs rewiring?

November 22, 2016

Not sure if your house needs rewiring? Following on from our popular Home Electrical Fault Finding Guide, Hit The Switch have compiled this comprehensive article that lets you know what to look for, and how to go about getting your Melbourne home rewired if required. First things first, let’s start with why you’re concerned about […]

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How to Compare Quotes for Electrical Services

October 5, 2016

Getting quotes for electrical services is like comparing apples and oranges When you are after quotations for upcoming electrical services in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, no doubt you’ll approach two or three local Home Electricians for a quote. The big question is which electrician’s quote do you go with? The lowest? But how can you tell […]

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How often should electrical equipment testing & tagging take place in an Aged Care Facility?

September 21, 2016

Obviously, Electrical Equipment Testing & Tagging intervals are dependent upon specific environmental conditions and subject to a risk assessment, however as a general ‘rule of thumb’, following is what should be tested and tagged by a Commercial Electrician and how often. Hit the Switch are experts in Commercial Repairs, Maintenance and Installation, so here’s some […]

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Testing and Tagging in an Aged Care Facility FAQs

September 20, 2016

Need electrical testing and tagging services by a qualified Commercial Electrician? We’re experts in Commercial Electrical Repairs, Maintenance and Installation. So in the interests of promoting health and safety and ensuring that our clients and clients-to-be understand the law and what is required of them, Hit The Switch is proud to bring you these frequently […]

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Reconnecting Power? You MUST read this

August 24, 2016

If your house or apartment has had its power switched off for a year or more, this is the most important news you’ll ever read before you consider reconnecting power. It isn’t a matter of just turning the power back on and away you go. The law in Victoria states that you (or your landlord […]

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The electrician Toorak locals can’t get enough of

August 19, 2016

Looking for a good Toorak electrician? Then you’d be looking for a great local Home Electrician, like Hit The Switch! Master Electrician Steven Puyol and his team have lost count of the number of large and small electrical jobs they have carried out in this prestigious suburb 5km south east of the Melbourne CBD…everything from house […]

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The Surrey Hills electrician who’s a huge hit with locals

August 19, 2016

The thing that makes Hit The Switch such a hit with Surrey Hills locals, is that they are based in the area and can be at your place to fix an electrical problem or perform an electrical installation in double-quick time with no stress.

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Your safety switch keeps tripping? Great!

July 12, 2016

Emergency Electrician Advice # 4 As an Emergency Electrician, one of the things I hear quite often is: “Help! Why is my safety switch tripping?” Or “It won’t turn on…it must be broken!” In reality, it isn’t broken at all – in fact it’s working perfectly, doing its job just as its maker intended. Saying a […]

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When to call an Emergency Electrician

June 28, 2016

Emergency Electrician Advice # 2: It’s fairly obvious you need to call an emergency plumber when your lounge is a metre underwater. Or that you should call an emergency builder when your roof collapses. But when to call an Emergency Electrician isn’t so obvious, as it’s hard to tell if you have a major issue, […]

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Why I love being a Great Emergency Electrician

June 12, 2016

By Hit The Switch Master Electrician, Steven Puyol Lots of people ask me how I became a great emergency electrician. But not a lot of people ask Why did I choose to become an Emergency Electrician in the first place? Well, I’ve always been pretty good with my hands, so it was inevitable I was […]

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Electrical Services for Clubs and Pubs in Melbourne

June 12, 2016

Like all types of businesses, Electrical Services for Clubs and Pubs can present a unique set of challenges. If you run a pub or club in Melbourne – particularly in the eastern suburbs – you need a Commercial Electrician that can turn up on time, every time, and get the job done smoothly without disrupting […]

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