Electrical Rewiring is required for older properties that don’t meet NZ’s Safety Standards
Strike Electrical is a team of expert Electricians Auckland who have 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 that was built before 1980, there is a chance you have some old wiring and your home wiring will likely 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 underfloor 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.
The Importance of Electrical House Rewiring
If you own an older home or have noticed electrical issues such as flickering lights or tripped breakers, it may be time to consider electrical rewiring your home. Rewiring your house is vitally important for the safety of your family and the efficiency of your home.
Are you ready to brighten up your home? Contact us today for a free quote on our Electrical House Rewiring Services and find out how we can help keep your home safe and efficient! We can give you a written report on what needs to happen to bring it up to modern standards.