Hundreds of fires are caused as a direct result of faulty or bad electrical wiring in Australia, each year. This makes it essential that you call in experts to carry out routine inspections of all electrical components in your house. A standard $100 check is like insurance that protects you and your family as well as your most important asset, your home.
Although it’s possible to carry out a standard check by yourself, it might not be a great idea to rely on your limited experience dealing with such issues. But before you call in a professional, you must have some basic knowledge on how to do this safely.
However here are a few helpful tips on how to check for defective or deteriorated electrical wiring and installations on your property:
Keep in mind that the electrical system in every house is different. As a result, some properties require more electrical maintenance than others. The only way to determine how much is by hiring the services of licensed electricians to inspect your property’s wiring.
Older houses are at a greater risk as modern properties built in the last 10 years have electrical systems installed that effectively minimise risk. However, it is still wise to call in a professional to inspect your property’s electrical wiring once every 5 years.
Most properties today have an overabundance of electrical appliances, with newer additions being made every month. When you take the sound system, air-conditioners, HD television gear, and plug-in chargers into account, you need to be more cautious.
Know that electrical issues can crop up without any warning and pose a severe risk to your family’s safety. While electrical work should always be carried out by licensed professionals, you need to know how to operate electrical equipment. This will help them identify potential issues before calling in the experts for repairs. Here is some standard electrical equipment that property owners should know how to use:
Another vital aspect to keep in mind regarding electrical safety is never using water to put out an electrical fire. DIY repairs are a bad idea, especially for those without the proper tools and knowledge. You need to hire a certified professional to maintain the safety and integrity of your electrical systems.
For any more information, feel free to contact AllRound Electricals at 1300 169 263 or write to us at this email address, and we will call back shortly. Our experts will discuss your requirements in detail and will make sure they provide solutions that work perfectly for you and fit right into your budget.
Thanks for reading,
1300 169 263