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Old and unsafe wiring can be a fire or electric shock hazard. Call Kenner Electrics to upgrade today.

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Wiring Is In Every Room Of Your House

Wiring is in every room of your home and is used every day, but have you ever thought about the safety of the cabling in your home?

You interact with it every time you switch on a light, every time you use a power outlet and every time you turn on an appliance. So it is vital to make sure that the cabling in your home is in good condition and meets current electrical standards.

Dangerous Cabling

If your home is over 30 years old it may have lead sheathed cables or old single-insulated cotton/rubber cabling (which are now no longer compliant). The insulation on these types of cable has significantly deteriorated since its installation, and any disturbance could expose live wires. This creates a major fire hazard, as well as a risk of electric shock.

Old, unsafe wiring in older homes requires rewiring with Modern TPS Cabling (Thermoplastic Sheath), which provides long-lasting, reliable insulation of cabling throughout your house to prevent fires and electrical shock hazards. If your home does not have earth wiring to the light fittings, this can be installed at the same time as the rewire to provide protection from electric shock.

Any DIY electrical modifications that have been made on the house also present a risk of fire or electric shock. The main safety issues related to the presence of unlicensed electrical wiring include the use of the wrong cabling, undersized cabling, or exposed live components.

If your home has cabling that doesn’t meet current electrical safety standards, or if your home was built before 1980 and you’re not sure which type of cable is in your home, give your local trusted electricians, Kenner Electrics, a call to book an inspection.

Kenner Electrician holding Modern TPS Cabling

Common Problems With Wiring

  • Cotton or Black Rubber insulation – these old types of cable insulation have not stood the test of time. They present a serious risk of electrocution or fire because the existing insulation will have deteriorated severely and no longer provides protection from the internal live cabling. Electricians are obligated to report serious cases to ESV as they pose a serious safety risk.
  • Recalled cable – a type of cable branded as Infinity or Olsent Cable was sold through Masters throughout Victoria from 2012-2013. This cable had faulty insulation which becomes brittle quickly and creates a serious risk of electrocution or fire if it is not replaced. The ACCC has issued a mandatory recall notice.
  • Incorrect type of cable – this could include cables that are not double insulated, wiring without an earth cable or under-sized cables. This type of mistake is most likely caused by DIY renovators or inexperienced electricians
  • Unsafe installation – if your cabling has been thrown haphazardly around your roof space or underfloor space, then it may have been installed by a DIY installer or a lazy electrician. If it is not properly secured and protected then it is unsafe, as it can be easily damaged, stepped on or pulled out when people enter those areas.
  • Exposed cables – installing exposed cables in accessible locations was a common practice in the past, such as clipping cables to the surface of a wall inside or outside your home. However this poses a risk of damage and live parts being exposed. Cabling should be installed through the roof or walls so that it can't be touched by people or pets, or covered by conduit/ducting if there is no other alternative
  • Non-UV protected outdoor cabling – if you have cabling installed outdoors where it gets wet or exposed to sunlight, it needs to be UV and weather rated. Otherwise moisture could enter the connections, or the insulation could be deteriorated by UV and cause power outages.

Rewire On Your Own Terms

Electrical Distributors can issue a defect notice to homes in the event of a major electrical fault caused by unsafe wiring. Under the defect notice you’re either given a short window of time to rectify the fault (which usually requires having your home rewired) before they shut off the power to your house or they may simply shut off power if they deem the house too unsafe.

If you’re aware of old or deteriorated wiring in your home, why not have it rewired on your own terms without the threat or urgency of disconnection?

Unsafe Cotton Insulated Cabling

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