FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

We offer a 24-hour emergency call-out service, and can assist you with electrical services, solar power installations and safety inspections.

  1. What is a safety switch and do I need one for my home or business?

    Safety switches are insurance against electric shock. They shut off electricity supply when current leakage is detected. This prevents the current from flowing through a person (electrocuting them).

  2. What is the difference between a circuit breaker and a safety switch? Are both necessary?

    A circuit breaker breaks the circuit, or trips, when it detects an overload or short circuit. A safety switch shuts off electricity supply when it detects a leakage to earth. Circuit breakers are installed to protect appliances, while safety switches are to protect life.

  3. I have a faulty light switch I would like replaced, as I am worried it may spark a fire. Will you come to such a small job?

    Yes, we will happily do small jobs such as replacing light switches.

  4. Do you do emergency call-outs?

    Yes, Atherton Electrical have a 24-hour emergency call-out service.

  5. What areas do you service?

    Atherton Electrical service all areas of the Tablelands, from Ravenshoe to Mount Molloy and west to Petford.

  6. How do I know if I am paying too much for my electrical repairs?

    Call us and we will provide you with an obligation-free quote that you are sure to be happy with.