Electrical Safety Inspection
When it comes to your home or new property purchase, you want to be safe; not sorry. A home electrical safety inspection is the best way to find out if your installation is safe and complies with current safety regulations. If your thinking of buying a property, it is strongly advised that we provide you with a full inspection so you know exactly what condition your wiring is in before any nasty surprises occur. This can also provide you with leverage in property price negotiations if there are faults with your property.
For over 20 years, our master domestic electricians in Melbourne have performed electrical safety inspections across all types of homes and have found that the three most common issues to look out for are as follows:
Outdated Electrical Switchboards
If your property has outdated fuses or circuit breakers, no extra electrical work can be carried out on the circuit until you have RCD protection. Typically, when this issue occurs the most common solution is to upgrade or replace your switchboard.
No earths in the cables
Older electrical cabling may not have an earth cable connected to it. This is problematic if you want to replace an item or engage in a light installation. By opting for an electrical safety inspection, you can be sure that all your cables are safe to use with earthing.
VIR-Vulcanised Indian Rubber
Houses built earlier than 1970 could have this cable installed. The common in lighting circuits of this type is that the cable must be removed as it deteriorates over time causing fire or shock hazards. If you plan on purchasing an older property, we would strongly recommend you obtain a free quote from All Electrics to ensure you home is safe.