When should you consider rewiring your home?

Rewiring your home is something that is not often thought about but can be very beneficial for homeowners who own an older property.  Generally, rewiring your home includes replacing wires, upgrading switchboards, reviewing power boards and switches and investigating the ground your home is on.

Why rewire your home?

Rewiring your home will not only give you peace of mind but:

  • Save you from the real risk of fire hazards
  • Prevent ongoing call outs to electricians for power issues
  • Prevent degradation of the roof and walls in your home.

Fire brigades respond to more than 300 domestic electrical fires each year in Victoria. Many of these fires are caused by old wiring that has degraded or is unable to cope with the demands of modern electrical equipment. In addition to the risk of fire, contact with degraded wiring can be fatal.

Finally, as per the new wiring laws, professional electricians are able and will be required to wire your home to suit the needs of newer technologies such as wifi, air conditioning and big-screen TVs.

When should I rewire my home?

If your house was built more than 30 years ago, the wiring should be checked as soon as possible. This is because the demands of modern technology places quite a bit of strain on the old wiring circuits in your home. New big screen TV’s, large powerful appliances, air conditioning, multiple computers, were not around when the wiring of some older homes was completed.

Some signs that your home may need rewiring are:

  • Sparking from a power outlet or power box (this is a serious issue that should be attended to immediately)
  • Tingling or shocks,
  • Circuit Breaker tripping,
  • Unusual noises and strange burning smells,
  • Discolouration around power outlets,
  • Dimming or flickering lights,

Give us a call

Rewiring your home is work that should be done by an electrician that you can trust to ensure that the work being carried out is to the highest standard and uses quality products. At Albert Corn and Son, we are very experienced in housing rewires and will give you an honest appraisal of the safety of your home’s wiring. We provide a free quote, and all work comes with a Certificate of Electrical Safety. Give us a call on (03) 5245 7277 to discuss your needs.




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