ComSpark is an independent, licensed, major Perth based company of registered electrical contractors with qualified electricians approved to supply and oversee electrical contracting services and works.

As authorised electrical service providers in Perth our license and insurances permit the company and our electricians to provide electrical services for any and all commercial, industrial and government works.

Electricians alone are not authorised electrical contractors, yet many engage in ‘cashies’ which leave the purchaser without proper legal protection, and possibly in danger of unsafe work.  So when you are seeking an electrician, you are really seeking an electrical contractor.

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Electrical Installations

Installations,

generally refer to new work (electrical and/or data communications) as distinct from improvements, testing, repairs, or maintenance.

The job could be commercial, industrial or domestic.  It could be quite simple or small, and delivered ‘do and charge’ with some urgency; or large enough to be described and managed as a project that may require estimation and take some time to complete, but can also be handled quickly if required.

Electrical Improvements

Improvements,

(alterations, renovations) refer to the upgrade of present installations (of electrical and/or data communications) to provide more or better services of the same or similar type, as distinct from installations, testing, repairs, or maintenance.

The job could be commercial, industrial or domestic.  It could be quite simple or small, and delivered ‘do and charge’ with some urgency; or large enough to be described and managed as a project that may require estimation and take some time to complete, but can also be handled quickly if required.  In practice, improvements are the same as installations; but they retain usable elements of the present materials and installation.

Note that while electricity and data is connected to a wide variety of equipment and appliances (eg ovens, air-conditioners, pumps, telephones, computers) ComSpark does not supply or support the equipment/appliance itself; but only its connectivity.  Minor materials integral to connectivity (eg cables, switches, circuit breakers) and minor equipment (eg fans, lights, smoke alarms) are available directly from ComSpark; but more specialised equipment should be sourced from and supported by the relevant distributors eg telephone system vendors and air-conditioning companies.  There are many vendors of competing products and systems, and ComSpark works in cooperation with the most reputable firms to ensure efficient and reliable connectivity and performance.

Electrical Repairs

Repairs,

generally refer to fault-finding and fixing of existing work (electrical and/or data communications) as distinct from installations, improvements, testing, or maintenance.  The job could be commercial, industrial or domestic.

It could be quite simple or small, and delivered ‘do and charge’ with some urgency; but even larger jobs are usually addressed as ‘do and charge’ jobs because the scope of the job cannot be estimated because problem solving time cannot be known in advance.  We do, of course, address all repair jobs as quickly and efficiently as possible.  This is an example of the importance of engaging the most qualified personnel ie when you’re paying by the hour, you want the smartest guy on the job to solve the matter as quickly as possible.  Cheap labour is far more expensive when repairs are required.

Note that while electricity and data is connected to a wide variety of equipment and appliances (eg ovens, air-conditioners, pumps, telephones, computers) ComSpark does not generally repair or replace the equipment/appliance itself; but only its connectivity. Minor materials integral to connectivity (eg cables, switches, circuit breakers) and minor equipment (eg fans, lights, smoke alarms) are available directly from ComSpark; but more specialised equipment should be supported by the relevant distributors eg telephone system vendors and air-conditioning companies.  So if, for example, your internet is running slowly, or your oven has stopped working;your first port of call is the supplier of those products and/or services.  They will let you know if the problem requires or may require an electrician, and ComSpark works in cooperation with the most reputable vendors to ensure efficient and reliable connectivity and performance is resumed.  If in doubt, you may also engage us to test the electrical aspects of your physical equipment.

If you require an electrical or connectivity repair job, call us now on 08 6336 7210 to arrange a time for us to perform any of the above works, or simply book online.

Electrical Maintenance

Maintainance

Beyond installation, regular maintenance of electrical and data equipment is generally less expensive over time than repair and rectification of damage.

Prevention overall is a good practice in business. Accordingly, commercial and industrial enterprises would normally engage us to conduct programmed maintenance; but the logic applies to domestic situations too. The wisdom of this approach is recognised specifically in certain legislation eg for the installation and maintenance of smoke alarms, safety switches (eg RCDs) and downlight barriers; but any and all electrical devices should be routinely maintained for safety and financial reasons.

Downlight barriers:

The Australian / New Zealand Wiring Rules state that it is compulsory for downlights to be installed with a commercially available barrier to prevent the ingress of combustible material.

Smoke alarms:

It’s mandatory for owners and landlords to install hard-wired smoke alarms to ensure their residential property complies with Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1960 Section 248 and the Local Government Act 1995 Section 9.60, and the Building Amendments Regulations 2009.

Safety switches / Residual Current Devices (RCDs):

As with smoke alarms, it’s mandatory for owners and landlords to install a minimum of two safety switches to each residential property. Installing and testing of smoke alarms and RCDs is an inexpensive safety measure that protects you, your loved ones, your property and possessions.  It also protects occupants who are tenants (domestic and commercial) as well as absent landlords in terms of liability and financial loss.  Fines of up to $100,000 apply for non-compliance.

There are many other electrical devices for which regular testing and maintenance is advisable, even if not required by law, including surge protectors, reticulation units, water systems, air-conditioners, hand-held tools and appliances, emergency and exit lighting, telephone and office equipment, motor control units, and data network cabling.

Our technicians are qualified to install, test, repair and maintain a wide variety of electrical devices using the latest technologies to ensure safe and effective operation is not interrupted.  We recommend regular testing at appropriate intervals that we can recommend and monitor on your behalf and which you can view online.  This is sometimes described as ‘programmed maintenance‘, often incorporating comprehensive ‘testing and tagging’ of appliances.

Not sure if any of this is relevant to you?  We can visit and make a full assessment of your current situation/installation (data and electrical) and provide a report which identifies existing and potential issues, suggests an appropriate ongoing maintenance plan with options to suit your requirements, and which quantifies the financial risks and potential savings of a programmed maintenance approach. This assessment could include initial and scheduled diagnostic reporting of your data cabling installation with suggested improvements to ensure ongoing peak efficiency of your data network.

Preventative maintenance programmes are designed to reduce breakdown costs and typically provide the following:

  • scheduled annual RCD testing
  • scheduled annual smoke alarm testing
  • scheduled annual infrared scanning
  • scheduled testing and tagging of electrical equipment, tools and appliances
  • scheduled (six monthly) emergency and exit lighting testing to AS 2293.1
  • regular review of all lighting, power, data, and phone facilities performance
  • service, repair or replacement of motors and/or motor control components
  • full diagnostic and scheduled analysis and report of your data cabling installation to ensure ongoing peak efficiency of your data network

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