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You will find answers to all of your most common Electrical Services related questions located here.
How long is an electrical Certificate of Compliance (CoC) valid for?
No mention is made in legislation regarding the expiry or lapse of the CoC; it remains valid for what it has been issued for. Confusion arises due to the Electrical Installation regulations stating in Regulation 7(5) Subject to the provisions of section 10(4) of the Act, the user or lessor may not allow a change of ownership if the certificate of compliance is older than two years. A CoC remains valid for the lifetime of an installation but excludes maintenance items, and if any alterations have been done to the electrical installation, the owner/lessor must obtain a supplementary CoC according to clause 7(4) which states: Where any addition or alteration has been effected to an electrical installation for which a certificate of compliance was previously issued, the user or lessor of such electrical installation shall obtain a certificate of compliance for at least the addition or alteration.
Is it dangerous that my dimmer switch gets hot?
Dimmer switches are usually warm to the touch, but hot switches of any kind are an issue. It’s a good habit to touch the panel surrounding your wall switches when you use them. If you encounter a hot switch, it’s recommended to call a 24-hour electrician such as Toptronic Energy Electrical.
What method of payment do you accept?
We accept Cash Payments, Instant EFT Payments, E-Wallet, Card Payments
Does someone need to inspect the ditch before covering the conduit?
Yes, contact the power company and a representative will come and inspect the ditch and conduit. The representative will place a white sticker on the meter panel with a pass or fail notice.
Why does my light bulb blow out all the time?
Overheating is a common and potentially dangerous issue that causes frequent blowouts. Poor airflow around a light fixture causes overheating and the blowing of bulbs. Toptronic Energy Electrical technician can help you determine the cause of this issue.
Can septic lines be installed under power lines?
Can permanent service be installed if the house has had a ruff in inspection?
No, We will not set a meter without a final inspection or in some instances a non occupancy permit shall be allowed from the local electrical inspector.
What about outdoor lighting?
We offer a variety of lighting products including decorative colonial, cobra head, directional floodlights, and security lights. We can customize plans to fit any lighting need.
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