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Electricity in the Home – Safety and Risks

Faulty electrical works are a safety risk for people and fire risk to your home.  We’ve all seen the repercussions in the media of what can go wrong when standard safety measures are not taken into account, such as installing insulation in ceilings over the top of electrical cables.

It’s not illegal to buy your own electrical products from the hardware store – but you really should be licenced to carry out your own work.  It may even affect your insurance policy if you haven’t used the appropriate people and you may not find out whether the insurance is affected until it’s too late.

When buying a home, ensure you get the building inspectors to take a look at the electrical cabling and works.  They will advise you in their inspection repot if they believe it’s been done by an amateur.  To replace all the electrical cabling could cost you thousands trying to get to all the right places for example they made to access wall cavities.

The government are currently running ads on TV to highlight issues around people doing their own electrical work. The main issues covered include – turn your electricity off at the main switchboard before you enter your roof and look up for wires if you’re doing anything around your guttering or roof. It is also good practice to let someone know you’re about to go into the ceiling and check for asbestos before starting any work.

Also be aware of using electrical charging items considering what happened to the Sheryl Anne Aldegeuer who was electrocuted using a USB charger on her phone and computer.  The charger was not within Australian standards and it goes to show that we have licences and rules and regulations for reasons.  Read more about her story here

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ABIS building and pest inspections are conducted to the highest standard by building inspectors with a minimum of 10 years experience together with the highest professional qualifications in their field. ABIS has been in business over 27 years conducting both building and timber pest inspections.

Our highly recommended home inspectors are all long term trusted employees not here today gone tomorrow sub-contractors. ABIS Inspectors are supported by a unique computer aided inspection system and the latest inspection equipment such as high sensitivity thermal cameras costing thousands of dollars that others don’t often have.

When you book a pre-purchase inspection with ABIS, our friendly local (they know the area and are not in a interstate or overseas call centre) staff will make the whole process easy for you. Our Office team make all the arrangements with you, your agent, the vendor, the tenant (if there is one) and you will be sent an email to confirm the inspection time along with a pre-engagement letter which covers the scope of the inspection. Good communication and local knowledge are key to you getting the most out of your building and pest inspection. We are always happy to answer all your questions and you are most welcome to be on site when we do the inspection. Our technology, systems and processes also mean you get your high quality report shortly after your inspection is completed.

And all this for an incredible low price.

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