House rewiring ensures the safety of your home and family

Ensuring that your home’s wiring is in tiptop condition should be a top priority, whether your house is brand new or has been in the family for generations. A number of things can lead to the wiring becoming damaged, making it unsafe and a potential hazard. House rewiring in Melbourne is the only way to ensure that your family and visitors are protected.

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Warning signs that suggest rewiring is necessary

  • Flickering, buzzing and dimming lights
  • Light bulbs not lasting very long
  • Discolouration, scorching and smoke around power outlets
  • Warm or vibrating power outlets
  • Burning and other odd odours around power outlets or electrical panels
  • Frayed or chewed wiring
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What rewiring a house generally entails

  • Switchboard installation/replacement
  • Safety switch installation/replacement
  • Power point installation/replacement
  • Phone and data outlet installation/replacement
  • Lighting and light switch installation/replacement
  • General wiring installation/replacement

Outdated, damaged or poorly installed electrical wiring is not something that should be taken lightly. In fact, it can pose myriad hazards for your home, from fires to electrocution. This is why it is so important that you rewire houses in Melbourne when you spot any of the above problems – it’s really not worth the risk to your family and their wellbeing.

Why should I get my house rewired?

Beyond the obvious factor of safety for your family, you will receive a number of benefits from rewiring your house. These include ensuring that your home is able to meet your current demands (as the electrical service of older homes is often unreliable), increasing the resale value of your property, protecting your expensive electrical equipment, as well as allowing you to incorporate new technology and fixtures into your home.

Does my home need to be rewired?

If your home has been experiencing any of the electrical faults outlined above, rewiring may definitely be on the cards. But is this the only reason why such a task might need to be undertaken? Keep in mind that electrical wiring generally has a lifetime of around 20 years, so if you have lived in your home longer than this it’s time to start looking into rewiring. Even if you aren’t experiencing any issues, prevention is always better than repair.

How much does rewiring cost?

That is the million dollar question. Unfortunately, there is no one-price-suits-all answer – a number of factors will play a role in determining how much a rewiring project will cost you. Therefore, it’s best to call Smillie Electrical Services to obtain an estimate to see exactly is required moving forward.

Why do quotes differ so greatly?

A number of factors are taken into account when an electrician provides you with a quote for rewiring your house. These include: the size of your house (the bigger it is, the more expensive it will be), the amount of rewiring that needs to be undertaken, ease of access (the harder it is to access, the more expensive it will be), existing outlets and the types of outlets that you wish to add, and any additional fixtures that you wish to add.

The team at Smillie Electrical Services can handle home rewiring in Melbourne projects of all shapes and sizes. Whether your house is under construction, you’re renovating your dream home or you just have concerns about the condition of the wiring due to the age of your house, we are here to help. Contact us today for more information or to arrange a quote.

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