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July 27, 2017

Signs That Tell You That Your Home May Need Rewiring

What we do not regularly see is oftentimes forgotten. This applies to almost anything, even to your home’s wiring system. As this is found under your floorboards and behind your walls, you don’t pay too much attention to it. The only time you’ll remember it is when you experience wiring problems that would need you to set up an appointment with an electrician in Sydney to have these addressed.

It is important to regularly check if your home needs rewiring in order to avoid wiring problems or worse, possible fire hazards. Here are the signs that you should watch out for:

• House’s age

If you live in an old house and the last time it had a rewire was more than 30 years ago, then this should be enough to tell you that you need to have a look at having a check of your electrical system completed. It might be possible that your old wiring can’t handle the electrical load that’s required by most modern appliances and gadgets. A rewiring would update your home and bring it up to current standards if it is required. A qualified electrician will be able to let you know more.

• Outlets, Switches, Electrical Cables

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Discoloured or charred outlets and switches, worn electrical plugs and sockets, outlets and cords that easily get hot when in use – these could be signs telling you that you need a rewire. All these could be indicators that you have either a loose connection or faulty wiring. • Power Outage Loose connections, faulty wiring, and poor grounding may also result in power outages. If you are frequently having power outages in your home then this could be a sign that tells you there’s something wrong with your home’s wiring. So if you’re experiencing blinks or temporary interruptions and dimming, best call your trusted electrician.

Burnt smell

If you’re always noticing a burnt smell without being able to identify a possible source, then you may want to consider having someone take a look at your wires. This burnt smell may be the result of an electrical short that might have happened under the floorboards or behind the walls. If you suspect that this might be the culprit behind the smell, then call a 24-hour emergency electrician and have them immediately fix the issue as this can be a fire hazard.

When it comes to your home’s electrical system, don’t just focus on the visible wires and connections. Also remember to check your wiring, especially those that are hidden from plain sight. To be doubly sure, make it a habit to have your electrical wiring system checked every few years as part of the electrical services that you get for your home. Like they say, ‘It’s better to be safe than sorry.’