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OUR RE-WIRING SERVICES
A lot of older style homes are using outdated cables and wiring which can cause disruptions in power including shortages and overloads. Depending on the age of the home your wiring may also not be up to the current British Standard which can affect home insurance policies.
Having electrical rewiring can bring new life to your home allowing you to add more appliances and technology making your life easier and more tailored to you. Our qualified electricians work with you in getting your home completely rewired.
If your home’s wiring is faulty or old, you may be in for a bit of a shock (in both senses of the word!) Each year, there are 3,000 preventable house fires in the South East – many of which are the result of faulty electrical wiring.
If you are living in an older home that needs upgrading or you are just wanting to upgrade your existing wiring to allow for added appliances or technology, Flare Electrical can help.
Faulty wiring: Warning Signs
A few things to look out for:
Your safety should always be a primary concern, which is why you must never DIY electrical work. Something as simple as a switch not working could be harmless… but it could also indicate that your home needs the urgent attention of an electrical expert.
Our new tech savvy lives
While there is no consensus on a specific time, many electricians recommend getting a home’s electrical system checked periodically and rewired at least every 25-30 years. Why?…
..Because older homes especially were never designed for the sheer amount of power that our modern lifestyles take up! Many older homes also haven’t been updated to meet more recent safety regulations.
If you’re unsure of the last time your home underwent any rewiring, a qualified electrician can provide you with some insight.
Contact the team at Flare Electrical: we’d be happy to give your home a check-up and discuss what can be done to keep you and your family safe going forward.
Think about future proofing
Who in the 1950s could have anticipated the sheer power and volume we’d be using every day? From Ducted heating and cooling to Wi-Fi, we rely on electricity more now than ever.
With the way the wind is blowing, don’t be surprised if you find your home needing another workover in the future to keep up!
If you plan on living in your house for quite some time, it may be worth considering future-proofing it against future technology by installing higher capacity circuits, fittings, and ports.
What to expect?
Before your home goes through a wiring overhaul, it should be first evaluated thoroughly by a qualified electrician to determine the scope of the issue. Depending on your home, you might only need a new set of sockets and switches… or, it might need major rewiring work.
Rewiring a house can be a messy, disruptive job. To reach wires and cables, electricians may need to cut open walls, floors and ceilings. While electricians always try their best to minimise disruption, it’s important to prepare for dramatic changes to your routine.
How to prepare for rewiring
For smaller rewiring jobs where only one room requires work, it possible to live around the electricians as they work on your home.
More comprehensive rewiring jobs can be a little more challenging to live with. Depending on the scale of a rewiring job, it may be easiest to temporarily move out during full home rewiring jobs.
Regardless of the project’s scale, there are a couple things you should always do to prepare your home for the work that needs to be done. You can start with removing all items from the walls of rooms. You should also cover other items in your house like your furniture to protect them from plaster and dust.
How long does re-wiring take?
How long your electrician spends rewiring a house can depend on the scope of the rewiring job and the size of your home. For instance, a kitchen rewiring typically takes around two to four days, while a whole house would evidently take longer.
At Flare Electrical, we understand the importance of routine. Give us a call and our team will put together a plan with you and work around your needs to make this important process as seamless as possible!
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Our highly professional, and friendly electricians will provide an honest upfront price, before we start the job. Our team is committed to providing the best and most effective solution to your electrical issues.
We understand that renovating a home, project management and loss of power can be stressful, and we’re here to help. We are fast, responsive and can get there quickly when you need.
As master electricians we are also highly trained in handling any electrical situation and ensuring all work comply with Australian Standards.