When you think about it, we service our cars annually and make sure they’re roadworthy. But how many of us stop to think about the electrical wiring or rewiring in our houses? Do we ever wonder if we might need to have someone (i.e. a licensed electrician) check it out.
For those in recently-built houses (over the last 20 years), there probably aren’t too many issues with wiring. However, older houses from the 1960s or 1970s or even the 1980s really need an inspection.
For starters, wiring from this period reflects the light use of electricity and electrical appliances at that time. Another problem is that wires were clad in lead and rubber which are no longer used nor are they considered safe. As you can imagine, over the years, wiring can become aged and frayed and generally unsafe.
If you’re uncertain about the state of your wiring, give us a call on and we’ll inspect it for you.
Some warning signs
Fuses keep blowing
If this keeps happening and you can’t identify an appliance that’s faulty and causing it then your house may need to be rewired.
Sockets and switches are scorched and discoloured
Never ignore discolouration of your sockets or switches, it could prove to be fatal. Brown marks may be the product of tiny fires caused by loose connections inside the sockets.
Burning smell in the house
If there’s no obviouse cause of a burning smell (you haven’t burned the dinner!) and it’s constantly there then you’re house may need rewiring. Don’t ignore the burning smell as it means that something was or is on fire. Call us immediately.
If lights are flickering in several rooms in your house, this may be because of an electrical problem – get it checked out.
If one of your sockets is hanging off the wall and exposed wires behind it, you need to get an electrician onto it immediately.
Buzzing sounds from the socket
You might think it’s your imagination but buzzing sockets are ‘a thing’. Get it checked out!
No matter how small the shock, if it happens when you’re plugging in an appliance, stop what you’re doing and call us straight away.
We’re here to help!
Always Prompt Repairs are open Monday to Friday from 7.30am to 4.30pm. However, if you need us outside these hours, call us and we’ll come to the rescue.
As well as house wiring and rewiring, we offer
Competitive pricing so that we make it affordable for your business
And a skilled team of master electricians with vans stocked with parts
We accept cash, mobile EFTPOS, Debit, VISA and MasterCard.
Remember that additional charges may apply after hours or weekends. To sum up… what are you waiting for?