Consumers increasingly connect a number of electrical devices from televisions to kitchen appliances and more. If your house is from an era where technology was not remotely close to what it is today, your electrical outlets might not be able to handle the connections.
Rewiring your home is strongly recommended.
But doing the rewiring yourself is incredibly dangerous and is best left to professionals. Don’t opt to do it yourself, as serious issues might arise if you are not a licensed electrician. Certain materials that were used in the pre-1970s to wire houses can be extremely dangerous.
Hazardous Types of Wirings
If you have these older types of wirings in your home, your property is at higher risk of electrical issues:
- Cotton Insulated Track Wiring: This is a cotton covered cable that can deteriorate over time and leave exposed live conductors behind power points, in your roof space, and light fittings.
- Indian Rubber: This is an insulated cable with a wire of aluminium that is well-known for becoming brittle over the years. It literally falls apart if it is ever disturbed. This wiring can leave exposed live conductors behind.
How to Safely Rewire Your House
- Create a list of all the devices you plan to use in your home and write down the location where you plan to place them. Doing this will make it easier to frame the parameters of your project.
- Check out wire safety codes and obtain the necessary permits. If you fail to do this, your project will more than likely not be completed.
- Write down a detailed plan of what you want done and when you want it completed so that you can be ready to notify it to your electrician. Remember to always put every idea about the project in writing.
- Find a licensed electrician in your area with a reputable track record.
- To avoid issues in the long run, make sure that the clean-up and reconstruction are performed after rewiring.
- Make sure you have a ‘balanced system’ once your project is completed by your electrician.
The look of your house doesn’t have to suffer from your rewiring project, as you can easily integrate plates and switches into the historic feel and the look of your house.
Fullyampedelectrical.com.au notes that rewiring in Perth is not such a difficult feat, as long as you find experts to help you. Find a licensed electrical contractor servicing the Perth metropolitan. Ensure that the service provider’s projects are completed to high standards and according to all safety regulations. Further, make sure that they can deliver incredible value so you get the most out of your money.