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As an Auckland electrician we are proud to serve all neighbourhoods and areas. The wider Auckland area is our playground and we are so happy to help people with their electricity. This month we thought we would highlight one of the common jobs we perform, this time in Mount Roskill Auckland.

If you ever find you don’t have any hot water, your first instinct will most likely be to call a plumber. After all, it’s an issue with your plumbing. Ironically, oftentimes it is an issue that a plumber cannot fix. If you have an electric hot water cylinder then you will need to call an electrician if your electric element is broken.

A common occurrence for us is getting a call from a client who has been told by a plumber to find a top rate Auckland electrician. This Mount Roskill home gave us a ring with a busted hot water cylinder element. This meant that although the plumbing was fine, the electric element which does the actual heating was not working.

There are many reasons a hot water cylinder element may not be working. Often they are simply old. These elements tend to go through a lot of heat stress through their lifetime, heating up and down 24/7 for years on end.

This is one of the more simple connections, and any honest electrician should charge you fairly for this service. In this instance, we had a look at the Mt Roskill client cylinder and determined it was actually the thermostat which was not working. This controls the temperature of the hot water. So, we simply replaced it with a brand new one. The client was left happy, as their hot water was restored and they didn’t have to buy a whole new cylinder.

Sometimes elements jam and can’t be removed or the cylinder can’t be drained. In this case a plumber will need to be called to fix the cylinder.

If you’re looking for an honest Auckland electrician, give Hall a call. We service all Auckland suburbs so don’t hesitate to give us a call at 0800 422 973 or contact us online for a free quote.

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This week we visited a Grey Lynn home to do some quick electrical fixes. This home had an old broken power outlet that desperately needed replacement. This client was fixing up their kitchen. Part of that involves electrical repairs to the current home’s wiring and adding new power plugs. In this case the damage was surface level, so the wiring underneath was still usable.

When moving power outlets, it is important to work alongside other tradesmen to assure the client isn’t left with ugly holes in their walls. Step one is to remove the old power point. This is more than just pulling it out from the wall. The entire box needs to be pulled out and the wiring in the wall fixed up.

Next, we have to cut a hole in the new desired location for the power outlet. Usually, if the new location is close enough to the old location we can use the wiring from the old outlet. If there is not enough cable to cover the distance to the new location, we would have to run new wiring.

Lastly, we wire up the new socket and fit it into the new hole. In this case we installed double outlets. However we can also install single power outlets, or even outlets with USB sockets for charging things such as your phone.

We tested the new sockets and everything checked out fine. If you need electrical repairs or installations done for your Grey Lynn house then call Hall at 0800 422 973 or contact us online to get a quote.

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There has been a lot of confusion regarding whether or not you cab get an electrician during lockdown in Auckland. So, we’ve put together a guide to help cut through the confusion. After all, electrical faults can be dangerous, so it is important an electrician can make a hasty repair.

electrician during lockdown

Essential Services can operate during lockdown.

As you may already know essential services are permitted to operate during lockdown levels 4. Electricians are included under the essential service umbrella. However some services electricians provide are not considered to be essential, and therefore cannot be conducted during lockdown. We are still available to carry out emergency and urgent electrical working during level 4 lockdown.

Urgent and emergency electrical work includes:

What electrical work can’t done during lockdown

Unfortunately, your plans to upgrade your home are going to have to wait. Let it be switching your lights to LEDs or installing ethernet sockets, these non essential tasks are going to have to wait.

Hall electrical is still available to call for information on these services. We can help you plan and set up work for when the lockdown comes to an end.

Hall Electrical is your electrician during lockdown

If you require urgent electrical work, then don’t hesitate to call the team at Hall Electrical. Call us at 0800 422 973 or contact us online.

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Looking for an Electrician for your Auckland renovation, big or small? We will beat any quote! Call 0800 422 973

For the last three decades Hall Electrical has provided quality renovations to the Auckland area. When it comes to renovating one’s home, electrical work can be a tedious nightmare to plan. When it comes to a renovation, we at Hall Electrical are prompt and professional, providing simple and accurate quotes to our customers. No matter the type of job, we have you covered.

Home renovations


Our philosophy has always been to cut through the jargon and create an enjoyable experience for the client. Renovating your home should be exciting and as stress-free as possible. It is your home, so we are all about listening to you and your needs.

Kitchen renovations


The family spends a lot of time in the kitchen, so a renovation can drastically change the feel of the entire house. However, it is easy to get lost in the planning of it all. When planning a kitchen renovation it’s vital to consider the placement of your appliances. Such as:

  • – Where will the toaster go?
  • – Where am i going to place the fridge?
  • – Will I be plugging in blenders and other appliances?

These are important questions to answers. This allows you to pre-plan the placement of electrical outlets. Furthermore, what kind of lights do you have? Will you need new ones? These are all questions we ask so that we can provide you with the highest quality renovation.

Bathroom renovations


When renovating a bathroom, there are three key things to consider:

  1. 1. Lighting
  2. 2. Heating
  3. 3. Power outlets

The needs of all three vary greatly from other rooms in the home. Lighting should be bright and soft, and ideally, illuminate you in the mirror. The bathroom is generally used for a short period, so must heat up quickly. Furthermore, do you want underfloor heating to avoid cold feet in the Auckland winter morning? Finally, power outlets need to be in optimal locations, usually near the vanity. All of these things may get neglected when focusing on a more visually important aspect of a bathroom renovation.

If you are in Auckland looking to do a renovation, Hall electrical is happy to help. Contact us online or call us at 0800 422 973. We’ll beat any quote! Get your renovations going Auckland!