Before buying a property, it is essential that we carry out pre-purchase electrical inspections. Regular electrical inspections will help ensure your home or business is electrically safe protecting your family or your staff. We offer comprehensive electrical inspections for any sized house or building.
Why should I get an electrical inspection?
There are several reasons why you should have regular electrical inspections. The most important reason, of course, is safety. Without regular thorough electrical inspections, the first sign that there is something wrong is when there is a major problem, like a fire or an electrical accident.
By having regular electrical inspections, you can reduce the chances of major electrical faults.
In Australia, up to 40 per cent of all residential fires can be attributed to some form of electrical failure or fault. Whilst some of these may be prevented through more careful practices, such as not leaving a mobile phone to charde near flammable materials, others can be directly attributed to overloaded electrical circuits, faulty electrical appliances, and deteriorated wiring.
As your home ages and the demands on electrical systems increase, so too does the importance of remaining vigilant to signs of wiring degradation. Even homes built in the 1990s will not have been wired to cope with the electrical demands of modern technology, which may be beyond their capacity.
Why should you rewire a house?
Fire and Emergency Services (Domestic Smoke Alarms) Amendment Bill 2016
From January 1, 2017 only Photoelectric smoke alarms can be installed in new buildings or as replacements in existing buildings.
- All bedrooms and hallways are to have interconnected smoke alarms.
- Rental properties must comply to the new code when there is a new tenant or a new lease for an existing tenant. This also applies when there are renovations or sale of the property. All rental properties must comply with the new code within 5 years from 1st January 2017.
- New houses or significant renovations or sale of existing houses must comply to the new code from January 1, 2017. All private houses must comply to the new code within 10 years from January 1, 2017.
If you need any help installing the photoelectric smoke alarms or have any questions don’t hesitate to call Allyn White electrical.
For more information please see this white-paper : https://www.legislation.qld.gov.au/Bills/55PDF/2016/B15_0421_Fire_and_Emergency_Services_(Domestic_Smoke_Alarms)_Amendment_Bill_2016.pdf