First of all, to make sure there is no doubt, I would highly recommend REPSY.
Its strange to think that even in these current times, we are still finding properties with severe wiring defects. Some properties haven’t been checked or tested electrically for many many years whilst the electrical system under the floorboards, buried in walls and the attic go unchecked too.
Why? Well, the electrical cabling system in your house is unseen and hidden away. No one cares about the electrics, its taken for granted. Its just there, when we need it.
These situations come to arise normally when work is carried out on a property getting a new extension or loft conversion but otherwise forgotten about.
Old wiring can often breakdown with the sheathing deteriorating leaving live cables cores which in worst case could leave to a fire.
With older houses not being designed to take todays current loads from all the electrical devices in a normal home, the electrical system can be placed under severe strain.
If your house has wiring like the below picture or a consumer unit like the one shown here then maybe you should consider bringing your current electrical system up to the latest standard.
With the introduction of RCD protection over the recent years, your home and wiring can be a safe place to live again without the worry of an electrical fire.
Upgrading to a new safer system just makes sense for peace of mind. An average electrical wiring installation should last around 30 -40, with an average age of 25 years. But if you look after your system and carry out regular testing and inspection, then you shouldn’t have a too much of a problem.
Feel free to get in touch if you would REPSY to carry out a FREE electrical check on your home for your peace of mind.