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Electrical Rewiring is required for older properties that doesn’t meet NZ’s Safety Standards
Strike Electrical is a team of expert electricians has been serving Auckland, homeowners, for years, with specialist experience and expertise in house wiring and rewiring of old homes. Older homes were not designed with the future in mind. Modern appliances draw more power and this puts a strain on an old electrical system. If you have a house which was built before 1980, there is a chance you have some old wiring and it is likely that your home wiring will need upgrading so it meets New Zealand’s Safety Standards.
This wiring can be in the form of a metal conduit with rubber or cloth wrapped copper conductors inside, TRS (Tough rubber sheath), VIR (Vulcan Indianised Rubber) or PVC. All of these types of cables deteriorate and do become adverse to short circuiting, which can blow a fuse or cause a fire. We recommend replacing these types of cables with modern TPS wiring and at the same time it is wise to upgrade the power points and switches with modern items from a reputable brand.
More obvious indications that the electrical system in your house is old:
- Switches are loose and the lights flicker
- Power points no longer hold the plugs safely
- Fuses blow often
- Burn marks around outlets or switches
- Constantly tripping circuit breakers
- Outlets or switches that don’t work
- Old wiring, such as knob and tube or aluminum
How long does electrical house rewiring take?
Rewiring a standard size house can take 1-3 days depending on roof and under floor access. Normally the client does not need to move out of the home and we can have power back on each night during the process. When we rewire we sometimes need to upgrade the switchboard as well as the mains and the main earth. All homes are different and it depends on what has been done in the past.
Call us for an inspection of your wiring and we can give you a written report on what needs to happen to bring it up to modern standards.