Does Your House Need Rewiring?

Oct 27, 2022

When it comes to the safety of you and your loved ones at home, it pays to be electricity safe.


And keeping an eye out for hints that your home may need rewiring can save you all from electrocution and fire.  

If you have some of these warning signs in your home, please don’t neglect to have them investigated.

In this article, we’ll walk you through some things you need to look out for in order to determine if your house needs rewiring or not.

Warning signs to look out for:


Discoloured switchboards and sockets


When a socket has been party to a small fire, usually caused by loose connections inside the board, there’s a telltale brownish-black colour left behind. If you notice even a glimpse of a brown border around your sockets or switchboards, please call professional help and get it repaired.


Burning smell


Small fires or sparking from a loose connection or entangled wires can cause a mild to strong burning smell. Try to find the source of it. If you can’t find it, cut off the power and call for help before it gets out of hand.

Mild electric shocks

Upon coming in contact with any socket, switchboard, or wires, if you ever get an electric shock, immediately cut off the power supply and acquire help. No matter how mild the shock may be, it’s better to take precautionary measures.


Repeated change of fuses

If your property keeps requiring fuses to be changed, it is definitely a sign to get a thorough examination and probably rewiring. However, you must make sure before investing in rewiring. It could be just a simple faulty appliance and nothing more. Hence, expert help from electrical contractors Perth is required.

Blinking and flickering of lights

As scary as it may sound, flickering lights are never a good sign! Look out for flickering lights. If you notice repeated flickering and blinking in more than one room, there is a fault in the wiring, not the appliances.

Additional Tip: If your house is older than 25 or more years, always get commercial electrical services to check your wiring.

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You should get your house wiring checked every 10 years to avoid any mishaps. For more details and expert services, Contact your very own Commercial Electrical Contractors, WACOMM, and make your house a safer place!

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