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29 October HOW TO CHECK FOR DEFECTIVE OR DETERIORATED ELECTRICAL WIRING

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.

Some Tips To Follow

However here are a few helpful tips on how to check for defective or deteriorated electrical wiring and installations on your property:

  • The fuse box protects all the electrical circuits on your property, making it crucial to monitor it frequently. You can either locate it in your garage or outside your property. Open the box and check it for signs of irregularity, for instance, the voltage reading 0. A few more clear symptoms of your electrical wiring issues include damage to the wire within your box. Get in touch with a licensed electrician immediately if you notice such damage.
  • Many electrical fires can easily be prevented by carrying out routine maintenance of all electrical components. This makes it essential to have them inspected every 2 to 3 years to ensure they’re in optimum condition. A licensed technician has the expertise and skill to carry out a thorough assessment of all features.
  • A few additional signs that let you know that you need a professional’s services are when you notice that your fuse box has melted or if you see any sparks when plugging in appliances. Overheating of devices can result in fires. You need to unplug it immediately and carry out the necessary repairs.

Regular Maintenance Matters

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.

Importance of Electrical Safety

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:

  • Extension Leads – You should only use them temporarily, and when in use should be stored in hidden spaces. Ensure that they’re in excellent condition, and keep them away from water at all times.
  • Electrical Appliances – Inspect all your electrical appliances before using them. Check them for damages and whether or not they’re safe to use. You must turn off all broken appliances and stick a label on them to remind you that they are unsafe to use. Call in expert technicians to fix it right away.
  • Power Points – Switch off the power points before plugging in appliances. Avoid using them if they show signs of damage like open wires.

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.

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Allround Electrical
1300 169 263