The importance of house rewiring
You must rewire your home at least every 25 years, with electrical inspections carried out every 10 years.
This ensures that there are no electrical faults or defects in your home’s wiring which have the potential to cause serious injuries or hazards. It also future-proofs your home, making it a great investment for clients looking to sell or renovate old structures.
At O’Brien Electrical Lake Macquarie, we provide reliable and top-quality electrical services for your home. Every aspect is covered to ensure your safety and high customer satisfaction.
The process of installation
Home rewiring encompasses many tasks, including rewiring TV aerial and telephone sockets, moving or adding sockets and switches, installing modern electrical technology, and more. However, there are two definitive stages when it comes to house rewiring:
First stage – We begin with the process of replacement. Wiring, circuits, lighting, and back boxes are all inspected to make sure that cables run to the intended location and are replaced.
This process takes around 2-5 days and we will insert cable channels and back boxes into the property’s walls, ready for correct wall insertion and concealment.
Second stage – This is less time-consuming and involves re-plastering your property. We will add lighting fixtures, sockets, and switch faceplates to the wall surface and ensure safe application.
This then paves the way for all wiring to be connected to the consumer unit to make sure that everything is live and ready to use.
During all our electrical jobs, we ensure that work is carried out in accordance with current regulations so that you can rest assured you have invested in a safer electrical system that is both energy efficient and tailored to your needs. You can even choose where the new switches and sockets go!
Advice for smooth installation
House rewiring will require the lifting up of floorboards and the drilling of walls, which can cause considerable mess and disturbance.
This is why we suggest carrying out house rewiring at the same time as renovation projects if possible. To allow for smooth installation, we advise:
Removing furniture – Since the job can require floor removal, it may be worth conducting house rewiring before moving into your new property. Even more so if it’s an old property that requires updating.
This means that there is unlikely to be furniture or carpet that could drain precious time in maneuvering household items and tidying up at the end of the day. If you’re not moving into a new property, then it may be worth emptying out as much furniture as possible.
Making a plan – If you draw up where you would like to put certain electrical items, this allows you to map where you would like new sockets and switches to be placed. It’s important to remember any essential electrical items when drawing up a plan too, such as security lights, heat alarms, and smoke detectors.
Located in and servicing the entire Lake Macquarie region, O’Brien Electrical Lake Macquarie is available for high-quality house rewiring jobs when you are. Call us today, or contact us online to find out how we can assist you with our house rewiring services in the region today.