Quick guide & tips to get the best out of your property’s installation
New to maintaining electrical s appliances/installation
Syncom is here to assist and support renters maintaining the operation of the electrical & smoke alarm installation and help you get the best out of your amenities.
Below is a quick guide to common installation/appliance maintenance within a property, and tips you can try if you experience a fault.
Helpful hint: ensure access to the switchboard is always unobstructed
Residual current devices (RCD also known as safety switches)
Testing the operation of residual current devices (RCDs) in the switchboard every 6 months
Open the switchboard, press the test button on each RCD which should trip the RCD cutting power to the circuit. If any of the RCDs do not trip there may be a fault
RCDs cut power to the electrical circuit if it becomes overloaded, mitigating the opportunity to get an electric shock. Check the RCDs are operational throughout the year to ensure they are operating correctly
Resetting the power RCD if it trips
Go to the switchboard, find the RCD that is in the off position and switch it to the on position.
Help to get your power up immediately, prevent the need for callouts to the property
Troubleshooting why the RCD is not staying in the on position (re-setting), following it tripping
Help to troubleshoot the issue and get your power back up quicker, prevent the need for callout’s to the property
Helpful hint: if all your power/lighting goes out, check for any outage’s in the area
Clean the return air filter every 3 month’s at minimum
Turn off the unit, remove the filter and use a vacuum to remove build up, and re-insert
Helps with airflow and getting longevity from the unit
Helpful hint: make sure you do not overload power boards, particularly connecting additional power boards to an existing power board
Clean the filter every 3 months at a minimum
Turn off the appliance, remove the filter and put it in the dishwasher or soak in hot water and detergent
Helps with remaining grease build-up, airflow, and getting longevity from the appliance