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By : Craig Gibson    99 or more times read
The electrical wiring in your home is vital as without the wiring, none of the electrics in your home will work! Your wiring needs to be adequate for what you will use for and it also needs to be safe. Here’s what you need to know.

Make Sure Your Wiring’s Right
Your electrical wiring allows you to do most things around the home, from cooking to watching TV, to being able to see at night, or even being able to have a hot shower. Your wiring needs to be adequate not only for your current needs but also your future needs. This needs to be taken into account when building a new home, undergoing significant renovations, or rewiring your home. Technology, and thus electricity, is becoming a bigger part of the home so think about home automation, the appliances that you’ll be running, how much power you’ll actually require, and how easy it is to access your current wiring. If you are at all unhappy about anything, an electrician will be able to make the necessary changes safely and efficiently.

Wiring and Electricians
Any wiring – no matter how minor or major – needs to be done by a professional electrician that is fully qualified, licensed and insured. You certainly should not attempt to do anything yourself as DIY electrical work is not only dangerous but illegal.

Electricians can do the following things related to wiring in your home:

  • Installing wiring in a new home
  • Installing safety switches
  • Installing wiring for home automation
  • Installing phone and data cabling
  • Rewiring the home as necessary
  • The electrical work involved in renovations
  • Installing electronics and electronic controls

Ensuring that Your Wiring is Safe
It is vital to ensure that your home wiring is safe, especially if it is old wiring (over 25 years old) as wiring can deteriorate with age. You can do this by arranging for an electrical Home Safety Inspection that will identify what needs to be repaired by an electrician. The report that you receive will detail the overall condition of the wiring and record any defects against the Electrical Safety Act.

Hiring an Electrician for Your Wiring Work
If you need to have any wiring work done, always hire an experienced, qualified,licensed and insured electrician to do the work. Make sure that both you and the electrician agree on the work that needs to be done and that the price to do the work is put down as a fixed price quote. Payment for the work should be done in stages that are mutually agreed upon and there should always be a definite start and end date for the wiring work to be completed.

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