The electrical circuits of your home are like the nervous system in your body, when everything is working as it should we are happy, safe and warm – but when something becomes damaged, in a worst-case scenario, it can cause irreparable loss. When you are moving to a new home therefore, you will want to know that the electrical wiring and all the connections and outlets are up to safety standard.
A licenced Electrician can assess the safety of the property on all the touch-points between humans and volts to eliminate hazards.
What does an electrical inspection cover?
It is the right of the potential purchaser of a property to have a building inspection before committing to settlement. This inspection should always include a full electrical inspection carried out for certification by a licenced Electrician. This can save tragedy and unexpected maintenance costs in the future, any problems that are found during the inspection can influence the negotiated cost of the home or potentially break the contract.
When you move in to an older house where there has been no inspection prior to occupancy (such as in a rental perhaps), and you find there are a few weird things going on such as a regularly tripped circuit breaker or localised power outages, it could be a poltergeist BUT it’s more likely that there is something not right with the old circuitry. Having and Electrician check it out (rather than the Ghostbusters) will highlight any safety problems and concerns, whether it be old wiring, overloaded circuits or a dodgy appliance.
You should particularly get an inspection if the premises:
Whichever state you live in, you should only ever consider hiring an Electrician who is licensed and registered with the relevant authority and that they are full insured with professional indemnity insurance.
It is our legal responsibility and duty-of-care to maintain our homes as a safe place to dwell, and since the days of the industrial revolution, we have evolved through the privatisation of electricity to safely co-exist with one of the most powerful forces of scientific innovation (many souls lost their lives during the learning curve). Electricity was, and still is, a revolution in humankind’s ability to adapt and survive. Whether you still rely on fossil fuels, or your energy is cleanly farmed from the sunshine that Australian has in such abundance, you need an Electrician just as you need a Doctor.
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