House Rewires

By: WESTERN SUBURBS ELECTRICAL  02-Jul-2014
Keywords: House Rewires, Electrical Re-Wire, House Re-Wire,

Before purchasing a house you should always check that the electrical wiring is safe. Or you may be concerned that the wiring in your existing home is past it’s due date. There are ways to determine if your home needs assessing by a licensed electrician to ascertain if a partial or full house rewire is required. These are things you should be on the look out for: If the house is pre 1960 and never had a house rewire it is important that a licensed electrician assess the wiring. Up until then vulcanised indian rubber (VIR) was used and the life of this is approximately 30 years. Chances are, if your cabling does contain VIR it is has already deteriorated. Pay attention to fuses which blow on a regular basis or shorts that occur frequently. These may be symptoms of faulty electrical systems. Note where and when you or family members receive any mild electrical shocks that are not caused by static electricity. If you receive a mild shock when plugging in or unplugging any electrical device or appliance, consult an electrician as soon as possible Are the electrical sockets the old round pin type? If so this is an indication that the electrical wiring could be very old. Is there signs of overheating on the electrical socket? Easily spotted by brown or black scorching around the holes. Has the house got re-wireable fuses? If so these have not been used in new installations for many years. Does the fuse box have a wooden back, cast iron switches, or a haphazard mixture of fuses? If so it is likely that it dates back to before the 1960s and will need to be replaced. If you do need a house rewire you must not attempt performing it yourself. It is illegal and must be carried out by a licensed electrician. Ensure that you obtain 3 quotes from electricians, check their license and ensure that you obtain a safety certificate upon completion. A full electrical house rewire on a 3 bedroom 1 bathroom house would take approximately 3 days. You do not have to move out of your house at the time and our electrician’s at Western Suburbs Electrical ensure that you are inconvenienced as little as possible. Western Suburbs Electrical rates are extremely competitive and we can provide references from previous customers that have had re-wires from our company. Call Andrew on 04388 03446 to discuss an inspection on your home.

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