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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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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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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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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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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LED Lighting backup

September 2, 2014

With power costs rising all the time, and increasing environmental concerns, now is the time to switch to more a more energy efficient lighting system – LED.

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