Hidden behind the walls in your home may be damaged, outdated or poorly installed electrical wiring; such issues are a matter of urgency! So, homeowners should learn why and how electrical wiring can become so dangerous in order to safeguard their family and their home.

Our Professional Hills District Electricians at Alan Oxford's are qualified electricians who care about our Hills District community, and the surrounding Sydney suburbs. This is why we have put together this helpful guide to warn our community about the dangers of electrical wiring.

Alan Oxford's Hills District Electrician teams are also experienced in Ceiling Fan Installations, Gas Cooktop Installations, LED Downlights, Wall Mounted TV Installation and many more electrical renovations. If you are upgrading your home, make sure the quality of your electrical wiring can support the new technology. 

Rest assured your entire family is safe with Alan Oxford's Hills District Electricians, who make any necessary upgrades, from switchboard upgrades, switchboard installations to electrical socket upgrades.

Electrical Signs to Look Out For

Firstly, it is essential homeowners understand the warning signs of faulty electrical wiring, from how to spot the warning signs and what to do when warning signs start to pop up. Some of the signs to look out for around your home can include: 

  • Flickering or dimming lights.
  • Buzzing, cracking or sizzling sounds coming from light switches and power outlets.
  • Sparking sockets or electrical shocks when the socket is touched.
  • Hot outlets (it is crucial not to touch the outlet).
  • Circuit breakers frequently tripped.
  • Strange burning odour.
  • Charred or burnt outlet, caused by wiring underneath releasing too much heat.

No matter if your home is experiencing one indication or a few, if your home has any of these common signs, it is best to call an experienced Hills District Electrician as they will be able to indicate if your home has a wiring issue or not. 

Do not underestimate the dangers of your home's electricity. It is best not to try DIY projects when dealing with electrical wiring; instead, this is a job for an Experienced Emergency Electrician. Alan Oxford's Hills District Electrician teams are highly experienced electricians who can immediately address any electrical issues; we are available to help you install, repair and maintain your home's electricity.

Now that you know the warning signs to look out for, the best way to safeguard your family and home is through prevention. So, the following are some of the common problems that lead to dangerous outlets and what to do about them.


Overloaded Electrical Wires and Electrical Circuits

When installing new wiring throughout a building, it is crucial to understand how much electrical power the switchboard installation and wiring can hold, ensuring the intended usage can be supported by the new wiring.

If the load on the electrical wires is higher than what the system is designed to handle, this is likely to result in premature deterioration of the wires and electrical components. The easiest way to identify if you are using too much power from one electrical socket or switchboard installation is constant circuit tripping. If this is the case, you will benefit from calling an Expert Hills District Electrician.

Excess loads are most frequently caused by an outlet extender, which people use to plug multiple electrical cords in simultaneously; this can result in an excess load on the circuits.

It is vital to divide heavy-duty appliances and equipment throughout your property and not within the same electrical outlet. You may need a Switchboard Upgrade or a more heavy-duty switchboard installation that can cater to your property's needs more accurately.


Worn-Out Sockets

No matter how well a socket can be installed, over time, an electrical socket will wear, and the wiring behind it will wear as well.

A socket has gripping power to ensure the cord is tightly secured into the wall. But when the grip losses its ability, this creates looser resistance and causes more heat generation. This then causes a whole host of electrical issues. Searching for an Electrician Near Me?

The good news is the issue can be fixed simply by calling an expert Hills District Electrician, as they can safely replace the outlet with a new one.


Poor Quality Materials

We get it – house renovations are expensive, and the temptation for bargain products are much more appealing. But when it comes to the safety of your home and family, you should never settle for low-quality. 

The cheaper an electrical product is the faster it will deteriorate and will eventually become susceptible to major problems, when compared to High-Quality Electrical Products. It is best to invest in a high-quality power socket, a high-quality switchboard installation and replace any older or outdated electrical products with marketing leading alternatives.

Inferior quality materials are a dangerous electrical issue, no matter the device! For example, Gas Installations can be hazardous, as gas is invisible, tasteless, and odourless, it is hard to detect a gas leak and will lead to very serious health hazards. A gas cooktop installation can be fatal when installed improperly, or a poor-quality product is installed; both scenarios can lead to a gas leak in your home.

The dangers of gas and electrical goods are prevalent, hence why all electrical tasks should be left to the experienced professionals, more specifically the Hills District Electricians.


In Need of Quality Electrical Wiring Upgrades in Sydney?

No matter how hard house owners try to prevent electrical problems, the most common electrical problems will pop up eventually. These issues need to be fixed immediately by professional Hills District Electricians to avoid further problems. If you are unsure, Alan Oxford's expert electricians in Sydney will come to your property and advise whether it is time for an electrical socket upgrade, a Switchboard Upgrade or neither.

In addition to electrical, we are also expert Hills District Plumbers. Are you looking for an Electrician Near Me, a Gas Electrician in Parramatta or an Emergency Plumber in Baulkham Hills? At Alan Oxford's Plumbing & Electrical, we have expert emergency plumbers who can help you keep your water usage efficient and cost-effective.

But we also specialise in providing expert electrical services, including tv point installation, datapoint installation, ceiling fan installation, Home appliances installations and much more, for customers in Parramatta, Castle Hill, Baulkham Hills and the Hills Shire.

We provide a Customer Service Guarantee and a 24-hour Emergency Electrical Service to ensure we can help you if a dangerous electrical issue does emerge. For more information about our services or arrange a booking, contact our friendly team on (02) 9894 9623.

Our Testimonials

  • I highly endorse Alan Oxford Plumbing for Plumbing & Electricals to any potential client. I have been using the services of Alan Oxford Plumbing for the past 3+ years, and during this time, they have carried out various plumbing maintenance and refurbishment projects in Hills Districts.

    Not only have they always performed to our time programmes, they also offer a professional consultancy to overcome any difficult situation as well as providing cost saving advice.

    I do not hesitate to recommend Alan Oxford Plumbing to any business.

    — Wayne

  • Alan Oxford Plumbing & Electrical have maintained an excellent working relationship with our company.

    The service, reliability and professionalism displayed by Alan Oxford’s are qualities that stand them apart from other companies. It is a pleasure to deal with Alan Oxford at all stages of our projects from tendering to installation and commissioning.

    I highly recommend the services of Alan Oxford Plumbing & Electrical to any organisation.

    — John

  • Alan Oxford is the preferred supplier for all our plumbing maintenance to the Sydney villages. They are also the preferred supplier for the contractor who currently completes all upgrades in units within the villages in both the Sydney and the Central Coast regions.

    Alan Oxford Plumbing & Electrical are fully compliant with the changes to the Occupational health and Safety laws in 2013.When called upon for service they are always prompt and complete the job quickly and efficiently.

    I have no hesitation in recommending Alan Oxford Plumbing & Electrical as a plumbing and electrical contractor.

    — Deborah

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    Thank you for your assistance and look forward to continuing our future dealings. 

    — Sam

  • We are a large portfolio of Strata, Neighbourhood & Community schemes throughout NSW and currently engaged the services of Alan Oxford Plumbing & Electrical for our plumbing and electrical services.

    The staff members provide professional advice and quality service, and where necessary provide reports from site when further repairs are necessary. In addition, the company is supported by friendly and knowledgeable office staff who respond to calls and/or emails in a prompt and efficient manner.

    Currently Alan Oxford Plumbing & Electrical are our after hour’s emergency contact for all our owners. We have no hesitation in recommending Alan Oxford Plumbing & Electrical to any company.

    — Donna