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DIY Electrical Wiring: Can I Rewire My Own House?

There are many reasons to review, repair and rewire your home’s electrical wiring. Electrical work can be an excellent investment, whether you are renovating, building, repairing or have just bought your dream home. While there are guides online that offer directions on how to perform electrical work yourself, that doesn’t mean doing so is safe,…

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There are many reasons to review, repair and rewire your home’s electrical wiring. Electrical work can be an excellent investment, whether you are renovating, building, repairing or have just bought your dream home. While there are guides online that offer directions on how to perform electrical work yourself, that doesn’t mean doing so is safe, or legal. 

Professional electricians spend years in training and submit to a thorough licensing process in order to ensure their work is up to snuff. While it can be tempting to take on the challenge yourself, DIY electrical work can be illegal and extremely dangerous. 

Hit the Switch can make sorting your home’s electrical needs simple and affordable. Learn how to get the electrical work in your home completed safely and responsibly.

How to Tell if Your Home Needs Rewiring or Electrical Work?

It can be next to impossible for some homeowners to tell whether their home is in need of rewiring. Even if everything is in perfect working order, you can’t know for sure if your wiring is safe and compliant when it’s hidden within your walls.

There are some clear signs that your home needs to be rewired. If your home is equipped with porcelain fuses, it’s likely your home has some old wiring that could do with an overhaul. Replacing these fuse boxes with modern switchboards can reduce the risk of fire and electrocution.

If your house’s fuses keep blowing or your light globes seem to die too quickly, sub-standard wiring could be at fault. Be sure to make note of the materials encasing wiring as well. If cabling is coated in black rubber, covered in cloth, or stored inside metal conduits, be sure to call us immediately and avoid handling. Learn more about responsible home rewiring.

Can You Do Electrical Work in Your Own Home?

If you don’t have the proper training and licensing you could be risking the safety of your home and your life! Online you’ll find a lot of articles saying that you can save money by doing your own home electrical work. 

Not only is DIY electrical work illegal and dangerous, but it can also wind up costing you money to repair and your insurance could even be nullified. Of course, anything DIY is often cheaper, but electrical work can be very risky compared to other household DIY projects. 

If you are renovating a room you may find there are many safer ways to save money. You may paint or tile and even lay flooring yourself. Because of the complicated and often dangerous nature of electrical work, it’s best to call in the professionals

How to Ensure Quality Electrical Work

To prevent possible fires, shocks, and other electrical hazards it’s important to ensure the wiring in your home is up to Australian Standards. For older houses, it’s recommended that you have the wiring inspected by a professional who knows what to look for and what needs fixing. 

In order to protect your family, your belongings and your home, outdated and incorrectly installed wiring needs to be replaced. Steve and the expert team at Hit The Switch understand the importance of quality electrical work. 

They aim to remedy your situation quickly while keeping you in the loop as to the scope and cost. No work is carried out without prior consent, so you’ll never get a surprise bill at the end of our visit. 

Where to find a Local Electrician in Melbourne 

If you’re looking for a reliable electrician in your area, it’s time to give Hit The Switch a shout. Our electricians are local to your area, can attend electrical emergencies quick smart, and are qualified to perform a whole host of electrical services. 

Wherever you call home, we service suburbs around Melbourne, assisting thousands of Australian households to connect with our qualified tradesmen. We provide convenient ways to get in touch with a licensed electrician in your area and sort your electrical problems swiftly, safely, and cost-effectively. 

Call 1300 205 205 to speak with a knowledgeable Hit The Switch representative who will assess your needs and put you in touch with a suitable electrician. If you are experiencing an electrical emergency, you can call us 24 hours, seven days a week. Alternatively, you can fill out the below form and the Hit The Switch team can be in touch promptly. 

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