Live in a house built in the 1960s or before and experience frequent tripping circuit breakers, flickering lights or blown fuses. It may be time to consider rewiring your house to ensure electrical safety and prevent potential hazards. Rewiring a home is a complex process that requires the expertise of a qualified electrician.
Learn more about upgrading your home’s electrical system and the steps involved in rewiring a house to ensure your family’s safety and peace of mind.
This is because the property you live in had its wiring done decades ago, which over the years has decayed or rendered itself faulty after taking the load of the modern appliances we use today.
As licensed Ballarat electricians, here are some reasons why your property needs to be rewired.
Faulty Electrical Wiring Can Cause House Fires
Each year thousands of homes in Australia become a victim of house fires that are easily preventable if their electrical wiring is up to date.
If you live in an old house, getting your electrical wiring checked is worth every cent as it can prevent severe electrical shocks or house fires that can cause property damage and can even be life-threatening.
Missing Circuits and Safety Switches
A significant drawback of old wiring is that it is not designed to cater to the modern load appliances put on it. With the extra load on the wires, they can burn out or melt, causing a significant threat to your property.
When you get your home’s wiring inspected or updated, your Ballarat electrician will make sure to add separate circuits for significant appliances of your home, such as the hot water system, electric oven or security system, protecting them from tripping due to circuit overload.
Not only this, but your Ballarat electrician will also add safety switches to all circuits, so your family is safe from electrical shocks.
Inconveniently Located Outlets
Most old houses’ outlets are far away and usually insufficient for your needs.
To create a customised modern living space, you need more power points installed in the most convenient places around the house, including the kitchen, bedroom, living room, closets, bathroom and garage.
This will require your Ballarat electrician to rewire the house to give you the convenience of plugging in appliances where ever you want.
Adding more safety, functionality and convenience to your home will surely increase your house’s resale value. If you are upgrading your property, it’s the best time to talk to your local Ballarat electrician to update your house’s wiring, as it will be an investment that will pay off when it’s time to sell the property.
If your appliances are frequently tripping, you have flickering lights, or your power points make a buzzing sound or have a burning smell; you have faulty wiring around the home that needs to be upgraded.
As licensed Ballarat electricians, we can help you upgrade your home’s wiring.
Feel free to talk to us today.