Older homes are full of charm and timeless appeal, but underneath that vintage veneer, there might be an electrical nightmare lurking. If you own or have recently purchased an older home, consider some electrical services like wiring inspections and safety switches.
In this blog, we will explain the importance of electrical renovations for older homes to ensure peace of mind for the safety of your home and family.
The Importance of Electrical Inspections
Just because all the electrics in your home seem to be working correctly doesn’t mean there isn’t a dormant problem. To ensure safety and compliance when purchasing an older house (or any dwelling for that matter!), you should schedule an inspection with your local electrician.
Areas of concern that will be investigated include wiring, outlets, circuit breaks and more. Potential electrical hazards and recommendations for required upgrades can be identified.
The Hazards of Outdated Wiring
There are a myriad of safety concerns that can be raised when your home has an outdated wiring system, including the following:
- The wire lacks proper insulation, which increases the risk of electric shocks.
- Wires that are not fully insulated pose a severe fire risk.
- Old wiring systems may not fully support your modern appliances, putting unnecessary load on the system, which can diminish the lifespan of your appliances.
- Older homes often have insufficient outlets, leading to the overloading of existing outlets as we seek to power all our different devices and appliances.
Increased Peace of Mind with Safety Switches
Modern homes usually have safety switches that monitor the flow of electricity through your electrical system. They’re great at detecting any unusual changes in the current and quickly shutting it off to prevent any issues. But, it’s important to know that many older homes might not have these switches. Thankfully, you can add these safety devices to just about any electrical system. It’s a straightforward step that goes a long way in ensuring your safety and peace of mind.
To modernise your electrical system, contact Electrical Contracting
Queensland today. Our team of experts is standing by to conduct a full electrical inspection and answer all your questions relating to electrical wiring, safety switches and more. Electricity can kill – don’t risk it!