So you’re about to embark on a home renovation project? Aside from your builder, the electrician you hire to carry out the job of re-wiring your home is the most important factor to get right. After all, they have the potential to leave you exposed to a potentially fatal hazard if they proceed with shoddy work, so it pays to make sure you hire a fully qualified sparky.
Aside from hiring the right person for the job, you also need to make sure that your home renovation project is safe and meets all the legal requirements. Let’s take a closer look at some electrical safety tips for home renovation from the pros so that your dream renovation project doesn’t turn into a renovation nightmare.
Electrical safety tips for home renovation – Does it meet Australian standards criteria?
Any renovations carried out in Australia needs to meet the criteria as laid down by the Australian standard 3000-2007. An experienced electrician will have an excellent working knowledge of this and will work within these guidelines at all times.
Do make sure that your electrical contractor is licensed
The government are very serious about unlicensed tradesmen carrying out electrical work and it may not only have a detrimental affect on the safety of you and your family but it can also mean that your house renovation simply isn’t legal. Aside from being fully licensed, all electrical tradesman need to carry a minimum of $5 million public liability insurance.
Follow legal requirements for bathroom, kitchens, and wet-rooms
There are a number of laws that need to be adhered to when considering the design and electrical implementation of areas where water can easily come into contact with electricity. These include rooms such as bathrooms, kitchens, wet-rooms, and utility rooms. Usually in rooms such as these there is a limit to the amount of electrical devices that can be installed, so again, before you jump ahead with the design, it’s well worth consulting your electrician first.
Electrical safety tips for home renovation – cost saving/energy efficient
Finally there are also a number of cost saving/energy efficient items that an electrician can fit into your home at the time of renovation. These include things like energy saving lighting and lamps in kitchens, low voltage fittings and fixtures, and even water saving devices. All of these can and will help to keep the costs of monthly utility bills to a minimum, so it’s well worth speaking to your electrician about these at time of planing.
If you need help with your home renovation using experienced electrical technicians then look no further than Static Electrics. Our fully licensed, fully-insured team have been helping the residents and businesses of the Sunshine Coast with their electrical problems for many years, so we have the experience and the knowledge to help you get the best out of your renovation project, while saving you money long-term. To find out more, contact us today on 07 5445 8305 and talk to our friendly team about how we can help.