You may be wondering if it is time to replace the wiring in your home. If you have any doubts, give HP Electrical Contractors PTY LTD a call. We can perform an electrical inspection and determine if you need a house rewiring.
Understanding when the right time to replace your electrical wiring is important. Having unsafe wiring in your home is extremely dangerous. Old, damaged, outdated, or otherwise badly installed wiring should not be ignored.
Doing so can lead to an electrical fire or electrocution.
When Should You Get Your Home Rewired?
Are you in the process of renovating your home? Or did you buy a home that has poor electrical work? Did a DIY handyman do the work? If you said yes to any of these, you will definitely want to consider house electrical rewiring.
Electrical wires are usually hidden in walls. For this reason, you may not think about them. But wires can be damaged even when they are out of sight. Pests and rodents can get into the walls and chew on the wires.
They can also be damaged when you hang a picture or during any type of renovation. Home rewiring will help ensure that your home is up to compliance with Australian standards.
Having the upgrade also helps prevent electrical fires and shocks.
Benefits of House Rewiring
There are several benefits of having your house rewired. Some benefits include:
- Up to Code
When you have your house rewired by a licensed Level 2 Electrician, you can rest assured it meets code.
A rewired house that meets code is a safe house.
- Decreases Outages
Having new wiring installed can help safeguard your electronic devices and appliances from outages and power surges.
- Upgrade Your Home
Rewiring a house is the perfect time to have your system upgraded. You can upgrade to 3 phase power, install more power points including USB power points, and add more lighting.
- Home Value Increases
Having house rewiring performed will increase the value of your home. It lets potential buyers know the house is up to code and safe.
Signs You Need to Have Your Home Rewired
Home electrical problems are not only an inconvenience but also dangerous. Problems can leave you without electricity, you may experience intermittent issues, or you may have a fire.
Common signs your home need to be rewired:
- Damaged wiring
- Buzzing sound coming from powerpoint
- Flickering lights
- Dimming lights
- Warm outlets
- Warm spots on the wall
- Crackling sounds
- Damaged appliance
Average Cost to Rewire a House
It is hard to give an exact estimate on rewiring a house. The average cost to rewire a house will depend on the size of the building along with other factors. The cost to rewire an old house will usually cost more than a newer house.
And the cost to rewire a house with plaster walls is higher than a house with drywall.
Below are just some of the factors that come into play.
- Size of the house
- Age of the house
- Number of circuits
- How much cable is required
- How easy is it to access the wiring
- Are the wall made of plaster
- Type of wire needed
- Additional accessories and fittings needed
- Number of power points
- Does the switchboard need upgrading
- Do you need surge protection
Contact Us for Your House Rewiring
Keeping your home safe for your family should be a top priority. When there is an issue with your electrical wiring, your home is not safe. It is important that you watch out for any signs of electrical issues.
Contact HP Electrical Contractors PTY LTD today to learn more about house rewiring.