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Electrician Singapore Services During Circuit Breaker Period and Covid-19 Updates

(Last Updated On: July 11, 2020)

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Daylight Electrician Singapore has been approved by Ministry of Trade & Industry (MTI) via GoBusiness to continue with our electrical services as

it is classed as an essential service. Following the rules of the COVID-19 Circuit Breaker measures in place, we will only be able to conduct essential electrical services, If you are experiencing any of these issues, please feel free to contact us:

Esssential Electrical Services (Circuit Breaker)

The good news is when you’re thinking of calling an electrician, it is most likely considered essential, and our electricians are allowed to continue these essential electrical works. Please contact us if you need the following electrical services:

Electrical Installation

Most inexperienced electricians may still lack the necessary knowledge required to conduct such electrical installations. As such, they may inadvertently use electrical wirings of the wrong size and length, which can seriously pose a potential danger to electrical appliances at home. To avoid such problems, only work with an experienced and licensed electrician in Singapore who are able to install wires with proper dimensions as set by local electrical authorities. Homeowners should also only work with electricians who have undergone the electrical installation course from recognised institutions in Singapore.

 

  • Light Installation

Bright and working lights are essential to facilitate your Work From Home experience. If one or multiple lights are failing in your household, you can call an electrician to come down to help you install new light bulbs or even change your lights from fluorescent to LED for greater energy-savings for you.

 

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  • Electrical Switch Installation

When your switch is not working, it is not recommended for you to try fixing it yourself since it involves working with electrical wires. And if you do not know how a light switch works, or know the electrical installation safety protocols, it is better to call an electrician to do it for you.

We provide both the labour and materials needed for your electrical switch installation or replacement. We supply 1-gang to 4-gang light switches, dimmer light switches and water heater switches.

 

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  • Power Socket / Power Point Installation

Working from home with all family members in the household means you have to share a limited number of power sources between everybody. Overloading power points with multi-plugs is not sustainable long-term as it could lead to frequent power trips.

Our electrical services include installing new power points where there was none before, or replace your existing single power point socket to a double power point socket to give you more power sources. You might also encounter burnt power sockets or they are simply not working, of which we can just do a 1-to-1 replacement.

See our price list of our electrical services or Whatsapp us for any enquiries for immediate assistance.

 

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  • Electrical Wiring

All electrical appliances in your house like your lights, switches, power socket are run by electricity through electrical wiring to your circuit breaker and electrical distribution box.

If you encounter any problems that are likely caused by your electrical wiring, our electricians will help to troubleshoot the root problem quickly and provide you a few recommendations for either electrical repair or replacement.

If you experience frequent power trips or power failures, this would likely be your electrical wiring.

 

Electrical Repair

Signs That Your Home Needs an Electrical Repair

  • Power Sockets or Electrical Outlets That Stopped Working

Bad wiring, a faulty appliance with a high wattage than the fitting, or short circuits usually cause power sockets and electrical outlets to stop working. Overheating and overloading on power sockets or electrical outlets are not uncommon, but they shouldn’t be happening frequently. Otherwise, it should immediately be fixed by a certified electrician as it might lead to certain home hazards.

  • Damaged Electrical Switches

Constant usage of electrical switches usually leads to wear-and-tear. While it is often unavoidable, it is important to get damaged electrical switches quickly repaired to prevent electric shocks when used.

  • Electrical Outlets That Spark When an Appliance is Plugged In

There are many reasons why a power socket might produce a spark. Short circuits, water exposure, age, and badly done repairs are just some of them. Make sure to get your power socket or electrical powerpoint installed by a professional electrician to avoid such potential dangers.

  • Frequent Tripping of Circuit Breakers

Circuit breakers trip whenever overloading occurs, which is when a circuit carries a much heavier electrical load that it can hold. As a result, power failure happens and this turns off electricity in the entire house.

 

Types of Electrical Repair & Replacement Works

  • Light / Lighting – Is your light fixture flickering or burning out quickly? These are just some of the signs that you need to get a light repair. Remember that home lighting repairs in Singapore should only be conducted by a professional electrician. This ensures that any future problems will be avoided, which then leads to fewer costs.

 

  • Ceiling Fan (only replacement service available) – With Singapore’s hot climate, having a fully functioning ceiling fan at home has become a necessity. However, there are times when ceiling fans require immediate fixing such as when you start noticing humming noise or when it starts to wobble. Such signs indicate that you need to contact a licensed electrician for a ceiling fan replacement in Singapore.

 

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  • Light / Lighting – Is your light fixture flickering or burning out quickly? These are just some of the signs that you need to get a light repair. Remember that home lighting repairs in Singapore should only be conducted by a professional electrician. This ensures that any future problems will be avoided, which then leads to fewer costs.

 

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  • Electrical Switches – As mentioned earlier, faulty electrical switches pose more hazards at home as we tend to use them more frequently. Below are the different electrical switch repairs and replacement that we do:
    • Light Switch Repair
    • Lamp Switch Repair
    • Water Heater Switch Repair
    • Power Socket / Electrical Outlet Repair

 

  • Distribution board (DB) box – Are your circuit breakers tripping more often or do your lights suddenly dim when you turn on other appliances? Such problems may indicate that you need to get your distribution board (DB) box While you might be tempted to carry out DIY works because of circuit breaker repair costs, professional troubleshooting services should only be done by certified electricians in order to correctly identify the cause of the problem.Here are the different types of electrical replacement works that we do on distribution board (DB) box:

    • Circuit Breaker Repair
    • Fuse Box Repair
    • Circuit Breaker Panel Cover Replacement
    • Main Circuit Breaker (MCB) Replacement
    • Circuit Breaker Fuse Replacement
    • Fuse Box Replacement

 

 

Power Trips and Power Failures

Causes of Power Trips and Power Failures in Singapore

An electrical power trip doesn’t just happen for no reason. There are several causes of power failures. However, it is important for one must narrow down the root or primary causes of the problem; why the tripping even occurs in the first place.

Here are some reasons why power trips and power failures commonly occur:

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1. Overloaded circuit

This is usually the primary cause of the power trip and power failure. You have to understand that circuit breakers trip whenever there is a problem such as overloading. In this case, the circuit is carrying a much heavier electrical load that it can hold, and the only way to get itself off the excess load is to trip off the entire lighting in the house. Circuit breakers come with different ratings, which is what determines how much current that is allowed to pass through the circuit. Oftentimes, circuit breakers trip in order to protect your electric circuit from excessive heat.

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2. Short circuit

This one is even more serious compared to the Circuit overload causing an electric power trip as mentioned above. When a heated wire comes in contact or touches another heated wire or the neutral, a short circuit would then occur. A bleak in one or two wires in a circuit can also lead to a short circuit. It is very difficult to diagnose this problem because the issue could have come from a wiring problem in your house or from the wire of a device that you have plugged on the electrical grid.

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How to resolve power tripping problem in Singapore

Power failure in Singapore can be resolved individually through the following means:

1. Resolving Overloaded Circuit problem

It is clear that the reason why a circuit will always break is that too many items are plugged into just one or very few outlets linked to only one circuit. Therefore, if you have more than one power outlet in your house, try to move high current consuming items like driers, iron box, or heaters, to other circuits that are not much or heavily in use.

You can also shut down any device that is not in use, and check on the various outlet wires to see if there is any loose one. Tighten anyone that is loose.

2. Resolve short-circuit power tripping problem

There is not much difference here from the one mentioned above, except in this case; you will have to check out all outlet wiring insulation and see if any of them are cracked or broken, thereby coming into contact with the black or white wires.

Remember to check for possible damages by switching off the power outlets and looking out for any signs of burning or melting. Also, remember to look out for any form of discolouration on those plugs. This way, you can resolve the power failure or electric power trip on your own.

 

 

Doing Our Part With Safety Measures

All of our electricians have been briefed and educated on the healthy and safe practices to follow during this COVID-19 pandemic. We are conducting safe and sanitary practices for the benefit of our customers and essential workers: 

    • Our electricians have adequate access to face masks, uniforms and other anti-bacterial cleaning supplies and sanitising products.
    • Social distancing will be practised outside and inside of customer’s homes.
    • Temperature readings are taken twice daily and closely monitored by our team.
    • Our equipment is always properly sanitised after every job.

We seek your kind co-operation to help us keep Singapore safe too and reduce risks of transmission:

Please delay and reschedule the plumbing services required if you and your household members have:

  • recently travelled and returned from overseas, and are on Stay Home Notice (SHN)
  • been exposed to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and are currently in quarantine (self-imposed or mandated)
  • are immuno-compromised, showing any flu-like symptoms or feel unwell.

 

Important Updates on COVID-19 Circuit Breaker Measures

When Circuit Breaker was introduced in the vernacular on 3 April, many businesses were effectively immediately told to shut down operations within a few days’ notice. In light of that, it was declared that only essential services were allowed to continue operating, and that includes electricians and electrical services.

 

 

Singapore COVID-19 ‘Circuit Breaker’ measures were announced to initially last from 7 April to 4 May. Since 21 April, it was announced that it will extend to 1 June. Subsequently, Daylight Electrician Singapore remains grateful that we are allowed to operate in limited capacity, within the guidelines of government authorities; to be able to continue providing electrical services to our clients who are discovering electrical issues due to more frequent usage because of Work From Home (WFH) rules imposed. This remains accurate information as of 17 June 2020.

 

Daylight Electrician Singapore charges the most affordable price for light installation costs. We also provide complete electrical services including an emergency electrician service. Our EMA Licensed electrician and electrical workers are EMA/BCA/IDA certifiied and specially trained to execute all kinds of electrical repairs and works including electrical installation such as light installationpower socket installationpower failure recovery as well as electrical wiring and rewiring. We have over 10 years of electrician experience and have done thousands of electrical works for both residential (Landed, condo and HDB electrician) and commercial electrician. We are the highly recommended electrician in Singapore with many happy customers and reviews. Call or Whatsapp us for guaranteed transparent and honest pricing for all your electrical needs at +65 8241 0032.