What is the difference between commercial and industrial electricians?
If you live on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula and are in need of a local electrician, you may be wondering what scope of work is included in the role of an electrician, as these contractors can specialise in a variety of work.
Electricians are tradespeople that work in a number of environments, including residential, commercial and industrial settings. Electrician jobs involve planning, installing and maintaining electrical wiring systems in homes, offices, restaurants, schools, warehouses and other facilities.
What does a residential electrician do?
The services offered for homes by Mornington Peninsula residential electricians include a wide variety of electrical tasks, from small repairs to big installations and everything in between. Here are some of the common electrical jobs around the house that an electrician can help you with:
The definition of fault-finding refers to testing electrical equipment to ensure it is operating safely and correctly.
Electricians can install lighting in new home builds or upgrade existing lights to be more energy efficient. Common lighting installation jobs involve LED lights, pendant lights, heated bathroom lighting, kitchen lighting, chandeliers, outdoor security lighting, garden lighting and sensor lights.
You may choose to install extra power points in your home, as older properties often do not have enough power points to accommodate our modern appliance needs. Updating power points to more modern materials, such as brushed metal, is a great way to increase the value of your home. Electricians can also repair and test power points to make sure that they are operating safely.
Your switchboard acts as the control centre of your property’s electrical wiring, and if it is faulty, your electrician can replace it as soon as possible to ensure the safety of everyone in the building. This is recommended for older switchboards that are at risk of short-circuiting, have an insufficient power supply, or do not have a safety switch. An electrician can also install a surge protector to ensure that any fluctuations in power won’t damage your appliances.
Telephone and data
Electrical contractors can upgrade your data cabling and network installations to ensure that your internet is running at the highest speed for your needs, as well as telephone socket repair and installation.
Hiring a Mornington Peninsula electrician that offers home automation services is the perfect way to make your life significantly more convenient by giving you the ability to control your lights, appliances, air conditioning, and home security with your smart device, creating a smart home.
Test and tag
Many electricians provide test and tag services, which involves testing the safety of electrical appliances. First, the appliance is visually inspected for damage, then a portable appliance tester is used to test its electrical quality. A tag is then attached to the appliance with details of who it was tested by on which date, and when the next test is due.
Electricians can ensure the safety of all people inside a property by maintaining and installing smoke alarms in case of a fire.
Renovations and new homes
When renovating your home or building a new one, an electrician can design and install your new electrical wiring to be most energy-efficient and functional for your home, as well as installing appliances and exhaust fans.
General electrical maintenance
Electrical maintenance is very important to ensure all your electrical components are functioning safely and effectively. Maintenance is conducted by your local electrician on lighting, sensors, electrical cabling, fans, air conditioning and heat pumps, outdoor lighting, ovens, range hoods, cooktops and switchboards.
Specialised electrical services
Some electricians may also install electric hot water systems, solar panels, or air conditioning units, but this will differ between electrical companies so it is always best to ask if your electrician provides this type of service.
What does a commercial electrician do?
A commercial electrician essentially completes the same types of electrical maintenance and installations that a domestic electrician does, but in a commercial context and with additional services. These additional electrical jobs include:
Commercial intercom systems
Commercial electricians can help keep your property secure by installing video and audio intercom systems to allow communication and access to people at the front gate of a building from inside.
Commercial electricians have the knowledge and skill to complete the electrical wiring for shop fit outs and office fit outs, to allow the business to operate efficiently and effectively.
Commercial clients in the Mornington Peninsula include:
- Body corporate and real estate
- Retail shops
- Corporate offices
- Pubs and clubs
- Retirement villages
- Child care centres
- Caravan parks
- Service stations
- Medical clinics
- Shopping centres
- Restaurants and cafes
- Schools and universities
Whether you need a domestic electrician or a commercial electrician, you can rely on Impulse Electrical Contractors as Mornington Peninsula’s electrical experts. You can be certain that we will exceed your expectations thanks to our quality of service and workmanship. Please don’t hesitate to call our fully licensed and insured electricians on 0418 383 232 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for professional advice and a quote for electrician costs today.