As properties get older so do the electrical systems in them. Older properties may increasingly be unable to cope with the demands of modern lighting and devices. Overloaded or ageing systems are a common reason for electrical house fires and this is why we provide expert rewiring services to our customers in Queenstown, Wanaka and Cromwell.
It is important to be aware of signs that your electrical wiring is ageing. Certainly if your property was built in the 1970’s or earlier we recommend an electrical inspection to make sure your system is still safe. Newer wiring comes with a higher level of insulation and protection. At Campbell Electrical we can rewire your property to the latest standards, including a switchboard upgrade, RCD and surge protectors if required also.
Each project is individually quoted and we also provide an estimate of the time it will take. Our electricians work to the highest standards and will minimise any disruption to you during this time.
Signs of an Ageing Electrical System
Signs of damaged or exposed wiring in your property. Bent, nicked, frayed or heat damaged wires are unsafe and wires missing insulation can cause shocks.
Scorched sockets or outlets – electricity carries heat and if you notice scorch marks around a plug socket or outlet it shows the connections are breaking down. Stop using the fitting and call us for replacement.
Your circuit breakers keep tripping – do you keep having to reset the circuit breaker on your switchboard? This is a sign the system may be struggling to cope and is overloaded. Modern electricity demands are more than older properties were wired to deal with and could be a strong sign of needing an upgrade.
Do your lights dim when you switch on the TV? Or use the kettle? If so it can be a sign that your system isn’t able to send enough electricity around your property. Overloaded ageing electrical systems can lead to house fires and we recommend you get in touch with us.
Don’t wait for an old electrical system to break down. Get peace of mind with Campbell Electrical. Contact us for a expert appraisal and honest advice.
Campbell Electric & Refrigeration
145 Glenda Drive, Frankton
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