Top 8 Reasons To Hire An Electrician When Renovating Your Home

published on 02 December 2022
Home renovation and electrical system upgrade in Geelong, Victoria
Home renovation and electrical system upgrade in Geelong, Victoria

Almost 44.9 per cent of homes in Australia ended up costing more to build than initially expected!

It is not just the building of the initial structure that is expensive; renovating it can also be costly. This is why many people do some parts of a renovation project as a DIY.

Even if you plan to do a lot of the renovations as a DIY project, the electrical work should never be done this way.

The DIY approach can do more harm than good. Here are the top reasons you should hire an electrician for your home renovation project.

1. Get Upgrades

If it has been a long time since your home was rewired, a home renovation is a great time to upgrade your electrical system. 

The voltage of the electrical appliances that are being made now is different from those that were being made 20 years ago. This means that electrical systems are coming under a heavier burden than ever before.

Hiring a home renovation electrician can help to get your electrical system modernised.

2. Fix Current Electrical Issues

If you notice that fuses are being blown in your house regularly, you need to get professional help during your renovation. Additionally, if you have been hearing strange buzzing noises from nearby outlets in your home, you should hire an electrician.

Investing in an electrician to upgrade your electrical system during a renovation is one of the best solutions to all your electrical issues. Remember that during your home renovation project, you will need electricity to power the tools used during the renovation.

A renovation can become very difficult if a fuse constantly blows out when a particular tool is plugged in. This is why it is always best to hire an electrician when renovating.

3. Avoid Electrical Fires

One of the main dangers of having faulty electrical wiring in your home is that it can cause fires. Electrical wiring is safe if it is well maintained.

If you are doing an extensive renovation on your home, it is doubtful that you will not have to tinker with your electrical system somehow. This can cause damage.

For example, if you knock out walls or add additional walls during your renovation, you may encounter electrical wires. You should hire an electrician to help you with adding and removing wires. 

4. Harness A Wealth Of Experience

When you hire a professional electrician to assist you with your home renovation, you are hiring someone with a great deal of knowledge and experience.

They will be able to spot problems and flaws in your design plan related to electricity. You will gain insights you probably would not have seen on your own.

Hiring a professional gives you access to all their knowledge and experience. This will be beneficial for spotting future problems and dealing with them before they get out of hand.

5. Avoid Personal Injury

If you try to take on electrical work as a DIY project, you are putting yourself at risk.

Electrical work can be dangerous. For you to stay safe, it is better to hire an electrician to come in and assist.

The risk of electrical shock is significant when dealing with electricity during a renovation project. Hiring a professional ensures your safety and that of the people around you.

6. Add Some Additional Outlets

If you're renovating an older home, it may have a limited number of electrical outlets. Many of the appliances we have today were not around 20 years ago. If that was the last time your home was wired, you might need additional outlets.

For example, you may need more outlets to charge your cell phones, tablets, and laptops. Using extension cords is effective but can sometimes be dangerous.

Extension cords have been culprits in many home fires. Installing additional outlets is one way to avoid using several extension cords to charge or operate devices.

7. Replace Your Light Fixtures

Another reason you should hire an electrician to renovate your home is that they can help you safely replace lights and light fixtures. When you do a large home renovation project, you will likely want to change light fixtures.

Hiring a professional to do this for you guarantees that the job will be done quickly, safely, and effectively.

8. Upgrade Your Switchboard

When you are doing a home renovation, there is a good chance that you will need to upgrade your switchboard. Failure to do this can cause you to encounter electrical problems.

Electrical switchboards have the big job of distributing electricity throughout the home. If your switchboard gets damaged in a renovation, the severity of the problem may seem small now, but it can turn into a big issue over time.

It is best to call in a professional to help you prevent or repair any damage.

Hire An Electrician For Your Project

An electrician can assist you with ensuring that your home's outlets, switchboard, and general wiring are modernised during a renovation. This is especially critical if you have an older home.

If you are about to renovate, call in an electrician today to help with your project and avoid electrical dangers.

If you would like help with your home renovation project, please contact us.

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