Main Earthing Systems

Do you require a new earthing system for your home? Read below to find out how Darebin Electrical can help you.

Installing a New Main Earth

A fundamental part of every electrical installation is the Main Earth. They are responsible for a pathway that electrical current dissipates through to ground. Reducing the risk of electric shock, fire and electrical equipment.

The system establishes a connection between the homes electrical circuits and the earths conductive surface to effectively create a reference point for voltage levels and a means to discharge fault currents. To request a quote to upgrade your main earth, please click the button below.

To book a service for your Ducted Heater, please give us a call on (03) 9463 1555

It is recommended to have gas heaters serviced every two years to ensure their safety, efficiency, and longevity, as regular maintenance helps prevent potential hazards and maintains optimal performance. Routine servicing includes cleaning, inspection, and any necessary repairs, ensuring that the gas heater operates smoothly and efficiently.

In addition, we also perform carbon monoxide testing during the servicing to guarantee that the gas heater operates safely and does not pose any risk of carbon monoxide leaks, which can be a potentially life-threatening concern.

Issues With Older Wiring And Earthing

Earth Img
  1. Non-functional or Non-existent Earth Cabling: Older types of cabling, often relied on a uninsulated earth wire running alongside power or lighting circuits. Over time, these cables can deteriorate, leading to non-functional or even missing earth cables.
  2. Compliance with Modern Regulations: New safety regulations require all circuits to have their own insulated earthing cable. Many older systems may not comply with these modern standards.
  3. Earthing Connected to Water Pipes:In some older homes, the earthing system is connected to metal water pipes in the house. This method is no longer considered an appropriate primary form of protection, as it relies on plumbing that can be altered or damaged without consulting an electrician.
  4. Lack of Proper Earthing: If the earth system is not set up correctly, the protective devices in your switchboard may not operate as intended. This can increase the risk of electrical hazards, including fires and electrocution.
  5. Corrosion and Deterioration: Over time, the connection to the earth electrode may corrode, leading to a poor electrical connection. This can result in the earth system becoming non-functional.

Installation Of Earthing System

The installation of a new earthing system involves the placement of earth rods into the ground at a specific location on the property.

The earth rod is then connected to the electrical system using conductors and bonding. Rigorous testing is conducted to verify the effectiveness of the system, ensuring that it provides a low-resistance path to the earth for electrical faults.

Our electricians can handle the installation to guarantee compliance with safety standards and regulations.

Common Problems With Earthing


Need it now? Pay later.

Zip Oip Img

Locations We Serve In Melbourne

The Areas and Locations We Proudly Serve

Get A Quote

For Emergency please call our office on (03) 9463 1555 , kindly complete the form, and a member of our friendly team will make every effort to return your call promptly

    Phone Number


    Zip Code


    Fulton MitchellFulton Mitchell
    06:23 27 Oct 23
    John YoonJohn Yoon
    06:21 27 Oct 23
    I've requested a service call about Braemar heater warranty. The service engineer came the next day, 20 minutes of work and voila, everything works, under warranty. Very professional, fast, nice and polite. I suppose, this is how service industry should look like 🙂
    Lyn EmmersonLyn Emmerson
    05:44 27 Oct 23
    Evaporative cooling system service.Excellent communication …. professional serviceman on time and courteous.
    Annis AndersonAnnis Anderson
    02:21 27 Oct 23
    Craig HalloranCraig Halloran
    01:27 26 Oct 23
    Great , fast service and reasonably priced
    Ritesh PatelRitesh Patel
    22:54 15 Oct 23
    Dave who came ontime and troubleshooted issue quickly and efficiently. He guided me and advised how Evaporate Cooler works and gives some useful tips. He also checked outside to ensure it installed correctly . Highly recommended for their quick and efficient service. Thank you Dave
    Monique CrowMonique Crow
    21:55 30 Sep 23
    Highly recommend.Very helpful with explaining my options, assisting with the government rebate process and was prompt at booking in a time to come and complete the work.On the day of install, they turned up on time, and completed everything within expected time.
    Lucy BroadbentLucy Broadbent
    07:44 20 Sep 23
    Easy to deal with, good communication. Got the cooler fixed pretty quickly and similarly the service of the heater. Only thing I would have liked, was for the attendant to take off his shoes when inside my home. I have a crawling toddler so very conscious of keeping my floors clean.
    Deborah JarrawDeborah Jarraw
    09:19 14 Sep 23
    Really excellent service. I use them for all my evaporative cooling servicing and warranty repairs (I'm still under the 7 year warranty). Initially had an appointment for next week, but they called me back and managed to fit me in to a next day service. The serviceman was also really professional, friendly and knowledgeable.
    Mirella ScaliseMirella Scalise
    03:47 14 Aug 23
    After Contacting Darebin gas for a heater issue via email, I received a very prompt and professional response via phone first thing Monday morning. They were able to help with a quick appointment time and explanation of fees etc.The technician was able to give all the necessary information to assist with our problem, and although we chose not to have them repair it on the day( we chose to reach to manufacturer as a good will warranty repair ) Nick was very helpful to the situation. Thank you for the great service. We will highly recommended your company.
    Service Darbin 0880

    Why Us

    Our electrical department at Darebin Trade Services was established in 2021, with a clear vision to provide superior electrical solutions to residential clients. Although we may be relatively new in the electrical domain, we have quickly established ourselves as a trusted and dependable service provider.

    Our team of professionals brings together a wealth of knowledge and expertise from diverse backgrounds within the industry, allowing us to offer efficient and reliable services in electrical installations, maintenance, and repairs.

    We take pride in our commitment to precision and ensure that every project we undertake is carried out with meticulous attention to detail, setting a high standard for excellence in electrical services within Melbourne.


    Discover Solutions to Your Ventilation Systems Inquiries Right at Your Fingertips

    The main earthing system's primary purpose is to provide a safe path for the dissipation of electrical faults, such as short circuits to the ground, thereby preventing electrical shocks and fires.
    A main earthing system is crucial for ensuring the safety of electrical installations by establishing a low-resistance path to earth. It helps protect people and property from electrical hazards.
    A main earthing system typically includes earth rods, conductors, bonding, and grounding electrodes. These components work together to create a reliable path to the earth for electrical currents.
    Regular testing and inspections can determine the effectiveness of your main earthing system. A low resistance to earth is an indicator of proper functionality. What are the safety regulations related to main earthing systems?
    Safety regulations require electrical installations to have compliant main earthing systems. These regulations are in place to ensure the safety and integrity of electrical infrastructure
    Yes, you can upgrade an existing system to comply with modern safety standards. This often involves replacing or adding components to improve the system's functionality and effectiveness.
    If you suspect problems with your main earthing system, it's advisable to contact us for an inspection. They can identify issues and recommend appropriate solutions.