Did you know that 40% or more residential fires in Australia are related to electrical faults that are caused by old wiring or overloading systems?

Rewiring a house may sound expensive and something no homeowner wants to look up to. However, it is imperatively important to understand that old wiring or electrical system failure at your home can be risky and dangerous to deal with. 

If your existing wiring or electrical system poses a risk of potential fire or electrocution, not only will it put your family's life at stake but also cost you thousands of dollars to get it repaired. 

Timely measure and regular maintenance check of your property's electrical wiring can help prevent the risk of potential fire or electrocution. 

As a homeowner, you should understand that electrical rewiring can involve anything from fixing up a few dodgy electrical outlets to replacing the entire wiring of your home. 

Ultimately, being casual about electrical issues at your home and risking your family's life is simply not worth it. 

In this blog, we have taken a closer look at the different factors that affect the cost of your home rewiring. Let's first start with:

How To Rewire a House? 


As local mascot electrician, we don't suggest performing DIY home rewiring as it is a risky and dangerous job. We have highly qualified and licensed electricians who can fix and rewire the electrical system of the entire home. 

They monitor the electrical system, determine the source of the problem, analyze whether the system requires minor changes or a complete home rewiring, and commence with the job. 

What is Involved in Home Rewiring?

Home rewiring involves pulling out all the old electrical wires from the system and replacing them with advanced and safer cables. 

Home rewiring also includes additional electrical upgrades such as new sockets, power points, switches, or switchboards. 

Sometimes, our electrician can access the wiring of the home from outside or without having to damage the existing walls. To fix the wiring issues, electricians will have to remove the existing wall's cladding, which can be fixed up and cost as a part of your rewiring project. 

Why Consider Home Rewiring?

Every year, Australia reports more than a thousand residential fires and it is all because of deteriorating wiring structure at home. 

With an increased number of electrical appliances running in Australian homes, it is crucial to have an electrical system that can handle the load and demand of power.

Traditional and old homes are likely to experience a potential electrical hazard. Such electrical hazard occurs either due to the lack of inspection of the property's wiring structure or the non-compliance with current electrical standards and regulations. 

To prevent electrical fires, including checking faulty switches and power outlets, speak to one of our licensed electricians today.

When Should You Rewire Your House?

If you notice any of the below-mentioned warning signs, it indicates a serious hazardous electrical problem. Some of them are:

  • Frequent tripping breakers or blowing fuses
  • Dimming or flickering of lights
  • Hot or discolored switchboards
  • Light bulbs burning out in a socket
  • Loose electrical outlets
  • Unusual buzzing sounds or a burning smell 
  • Sparks from an outlet 
  • Broken or cracked insulation
  • Experiencing electrical shocks when plugging in or touching a cord

What Is The Cost To Rewire a House?

The cost of home rewiring will vary based on a range of factors. It is hard to provide an exact figure on the costs without inspecting a property. 

However, the quote for home rewiring will depend on:

  • The size of your house (minor electrical changes or entire home rewiring)
  • The location 
  • Electrical materials required 
  • Additional installations or automation 
  • The hourly rate charged by the electrician
  • The accessibility of the wiring structure 

If you have any questions regarding home rewiring or any electrical issues, speak to one of our expert domestic electricians on 02 8090 9437 today! 

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