25% of all domestic fires that occurred in Victoria in 2017 were due to electrical issues. Many of these fires could have been easily prevented if the homeowners had gotten an electrical safety inspection and re-wired their homes. As a result, we will now look at the top signs that clearly show that your home needs to be inspected and possibly rewired.
- Power Fluctuations
If you experience frequent electricity fluctuations in your home, then this can be due to sockets that are overloaded, loose wiring etc.
- Flickering Lights & Burned Light Bulb sockets
Next, another common sign is if your lights flicker and your light bulb sockets get burned regularly. This is usually caused by a fluctuation in the voltage in your home and you definitely need to call an electrician asap.
- Too Bring Or Too Dim Lights
Do your lights get too bright or too dim at times? This is a very clear sign that your home needs to be rewired. Basically, it shows that your lights are getting too little voltage when they dim and too much when they get too bright. You may think that this problem is due to the light bulb, but in most cases, that isn’t the issue. It is usually due to faulty circuits or even loose wiring and this needs to be fixed as quickly as possible.
- Sparking Power Outlets
If you have power outlets that spark, then this means that they are short circuiting and are quite dangerous. This can lead to your outlet getting melted and can even start a fire.
- Electrical Shocks
If you get electrical shocks quite frequently when you touch a cord, then this is another clear sign that you need to call your electrician.
- Old Property
Lastly, if your property is over 40 years old, then it likely has outdated cables and wires that may have broken down over time. This is very dangerous and these cables and wires need to be replaced and your electrical system needs to be updated to current standards.
To wrap things up, these are a few clear signs that you need to call your electrician and potentially have your house rewired. If you need a professional and experienced electrician, then be sure to call Paramount Power today.