Is It Really Necessary To Rewire Your Home?
Let’s face it, having to rewire your home doesn’t come cheap. Latest estimates put it at somewhere between $8000 and $10000 depending upon the size of the property. As a result one of the questions we get asked time and time again is “How can I be sure that my property needs a complete rewire?” With something as important as a system that delivers your entire electricity supply it’s important to listen to professional advice. Here’s what we generally tell people….
If your home is forty or more years old then at the very least you should have it looked at by an electrical technician. The issue is that back then homes weren’t equipped to house the vast number of electrical gadgets and items that we have now. Therefore there’s a strong chance that you could be overloading your circuits, particularly if it features outdated systems such as knob and tube wiring or aluminium wiring.
As a result if you’re concerned with, or notice any of these signs, then there’s a strong chance your home is in need of a complete rewire. Signs include:
- Discoloured or charred outlets or switches
- A strong burning smell when electrical implements are plugged in.
- Circuit breakers that frequently trip or fuses that frequently blow
- Lights that continually dim
- Plugs or cables that get hot
The good news for homeowners is that having to rewire a home is a once-in-a-generation cost. However considering the risks that improper or outdated wiring causes you shouldn’t put it off. To put this into perspective in 2015 alone there were 1565 preventable house fires in Brisbane resulting in over $30 million in property damage and the loss of 5 lives.
So what should you do?
Firstly if you suspect that you might have old or faulty wiring then get an inspection. This will determine fully whether your inclinations are recognised. If this is the case then look for an experienced electrical company who are used to carrying out full property rewires or installations. You might want to get a couple of quotes to compare prices, and make sure you get a breakdown of costs involved. Finally do some research and check out factors such as testimonials and reviews. This way you’ll know that the company carrying out the job can be trusted.
If you’d like a property wiring inspection, a second opinion, or would like to talk to us about carrying out a property rewire, then contact Static Electrics Brisbane on 0429 139 039 today. Our experienced team have the skills to carry out a safe and secure job both quickly and efficiently giving you total peace-of-mind.