Was your house built more than 30 years ago? Maybe it is time to check your electrical installation and wiring!
If your main electrics have not been updated within the last 20 years, it is likely that the wiring throughout your property may require some maintenance.
Here are some signs that your electrical safety might be outdated:
- Socket outlets mounted on skirting boards.
- Toggle type light switches.
- Fuses blowing regularly.
- Cable with sheathing other than PVC.
- Lamps are regularly blowing.
- Minimal socket outlets in the rooms, usually one or two single sockets indicate old electrics.
- Signs of overheating at outlets or general damage to outlets.
- Rewardable fuses.
- Wooden backed switches or fuse boards.
- Lack of earth cables at switches.
Having an outdated electrical installation can compromise your safety and the safety of everyone that lives in your house.
Old wiring can become damaged or worn as it deteriorates naturally through general wear and tear and may also not be able to cope with the demands of modern living.
Most of all electric installations made a couple of decades ago were not planned to support the number of electric equipments we have in our homes today. Modern installations now need to be able to supply enough power to run air conditioners, computer equipment, high-definition televisions, and many other high energy consumption equipments.
Not having enough power isn’t just an annoyance, voltage drop-offs can actually damage these sensitive and very expensive electronics we all have in our homes, so having plenty power is vital to electrical home safety.
Faulty electrics are also responsible for a significant number of fires and electric shock accidents every year, so if this is your case, you should definitely get your house rewired.
Odyssey Home Improvements can help you with that.
A full rewire done by Odyssey Home Improvements involves a complete redesign of your electrical system with the replacement of all switches and cabling and the installation of the latest fuse boards.
Rewiring a house is a big undertaking, but you can rest assured that our team of in-house staff is specially trained in electrical rewiring and will complete the work as quickly and efficiently as possible, making rewiring your home, a hassle-free experience.