Matt Farrell Electrical

FAQ's

Safety switches monitor the flow of electricity through a circuit. They automatically shut off the electricity supply when current is detected leaking from faulty switches, wiring or electrical appliances. This stops the chance of current flowing to earth, through a person and electrocuting them.
Safety switches have been compulsory for power circuits in all new Queensland homes since July 1992. This means many Queensland homes already have a safety switch installed which protects most of the power circuits. However, safety switches may be missing from homes built before that time. The switchboard is the best place to look for permanently installed safety switches. Safety switches can be easily identified— they are the ones with a ‘test’ or ‘T’ button.

From 1 January 2022, Dwellings being sold, leased or an existing leaserenewed must have interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms in every bedroom, in hallways, and on every level

Furthermore, these requirements will become mandatory for ALL dwellings in Queensland by 1st January 2027.

Test and Tag is a system where electricians will test electrical equipment in a workplace for faults ensuring it is safe to be used by employees. The electrician will then attach a tag to the piece of equipment stating the date it was tested and when the next test is due.

Surge protectors are designed to protect electrical devices from voltage spikes and safeguard your appliances and wiring from voltage surges such as those resulting from a lightning strike.

Safety switches and surge protectors play entirely different roles – surge protectors protect electrical appliances, safety switches protect people.

No. Many homes already have circuit breakers installed. However, circuit breakers only protect against overloading and short circuits. They do not prevent electrocution.
All RCDs are manufactured with a test button. Homeowners and tenants should press the test button every three months. Pushing the test button simulates an earth leakage fault and indicates whether or not the device is operating correctly. Electric clocks and timing devices may have to be reset after the test button has been pushed and the RCD turned back on.

We cater to customers throughout Bundaberg and the surrounding areas including but not limited to: Bundaberg, Bargara, Innes Park, Coral Cove, Elliott Heads, Burnett Heads, South Bingera, Childers, Moore Park, South Kolan, Yandaran, Bucca, Avondale, Rosedale and Gin Gin.

The team at Matt Farrell Electrical are always happy to answer your questions – no matter how simple they may seem.
Simply give us a call on 0422504229

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Liza Hicks
Liza Hicks
2023-10-10
As per usual had the best service from matt farell electrical thanks conner you did a great job you're skill and advice was appreciated yr workmanship was neat tidy and efficient youre a credit to the company ..liza Hicks
Justin Euler
Justin Euler
2023-09-25
Matt and his team did an amazing job with our new home from pre-wire to finish. They were great in advising us about the best electrical products to suit our family's needs. They took great pride in their work and kept us informed through-out the entire process. Thanks again!
Kala Duffy
Kala Duffy
2023-09-20
Would highly recommend these guys. We have used them for years. Always professional and great communication.
Sharon Golding
Sharon Golding
2023-09-20
Thank you very much Matt, Kristy & their team… you have always been a pleasure to deal with and I highly recommend you and your team to anyone. Thanks for always being there when we need! Sharon & the team @ Just Us ~ Realty & Commercial
Stephen Mcgowan
Stephen Mcgowan
2023-08-23
From initial phone call, on site consultant and completion of work, I couldn't be happier. Trade and work quality aside, when I pay someone for a job, I want to be spoken to as a human, with respect and not hammered with jargon. Matt and his team were amazing as people, dressed well, excellent equipment and very respectful of my property, leaving no trace of there electrical work apart from what we asked for, which was conducted immensely well. Matt and his team always offered advice where needed and we're happy for the brief of what I was wanting and expecting which helped them explain if it was feasible. The price Matt charged was extremely competitive and fair for the standard of workmanship. I would definitely recommend Matt and his team for works required 🤙🇦🇺🥃
Nicole Corney
Nicole Corney
2023-07-30
Needed some thing fixed yesterday and these guys got it sorted for us so quick and made our experience seamless
Tahnee Hrelja
Tahnee Hrelja
2023-07-18
I recently had the pleasure of hiring Matt Farrell Electrical to install power and lighting in my shed. From start to finish, Matt Farrell Electrical displayed professionalism, expertise and dedication. I will definitely contact them for any future electrical needs, and would without hesitation recommend them to friends, family, and anyone seeking reliable, skilled, and customer-focused electrical services. Thanks again!
Nicole Corney
Nicole Corney
2023-07-18
Hands down best in the business, highly recommended, great customer service