Updating electrical wiring in the home

Many older Australian houses have an outdated style of cabling with fabric-sheathed wiring encased in a black steel conduit.

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Additionally, insuring an older home with outdated or faulty wiring can be problematic.

We can help bring any home or business up to current building codes.

Generally a rewire involves the replacement of old wiring, a renewal of powerpoints and switches, an investigation of the earthing system and an upgrade of main switchboard components, if necessary.

Unless you know exactly what you are doing, you should never attempt to do anything with your home’s electrical wiring.

Instead, call for professional electrical services. The cost will depend on the size of your house and the amount of labour involved, and you can expect to pay anywhere between $80 and $120 per hour.

If you’re renting your property and you require electrical services, contact your landlord or real estate agent, as it is their responsibility to have this organised.

It’s also important to make sure that your main switchboard and earthing system is up-to-date.

Residual Current Devices are paramount for the safety of your home, as they provide protection for all your family and your home.

Many homeowners invest heavily in safety-related improvements, but the electrical system in an older home is often overlooked.

Aging wiring, outlets, switches and breakers were not designed to meet the demands of today’s power-hungry electronics and appliances.

For those living in Bradenton and the surrounding areas, Luminous Electric is a professional contractor specializing in electric installation, repair, and maintenance.

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