Out with the old, in with the new

The electrical industry is a complex one, and it requires well trained individuals to thrive. Q-Energy employs some of the finest electricians Leicestershire has to offer. Our team has proven themselves to the community by rectifying a host of faults, both big and small. Whenever there’s trouble, they are never too far away to help.

Always look at the electrics in a property

If you’re renovating or moving houses, you must conduct visual examinations on the electronics. You need to pay particular attention to the wires, looking at both their condition and colours. If they are precursory shades, i.e. green earth, black, and red, our advice would be to have someone look at them. They could very well be over five decades old and therefore unpredictable.

An electrical wire’s lifespan is 30 to 40 years and it will degrade with age. This is especially true if you utilise one of the old cabling styles.

The older wiring types

Tough rubber sheathed cabling ran throughout our houses before PVC sheathed cables were created. Vulcanised rubber insulated wires also became prevalent during this period. Since this wiring is over 55 years old, it’s now considered obsolete in domestic buildings. If you have any in your property, we recommend that you have a complete rewiring ASAP.

Before the 50s, lead-sheathed wires were popular in domestic structures. You can still find them in older buildings. However, chances are that they’re slowly decaying right under your nose. Anyone who comes across these cables should know that they are well past their predicted working life. As such, you should ask someone to come and examine them to check if they’re safe.

At Q-Energy, our people are no strangers to old wires. Depending on what we find, we may suggest that you ask us to perform a full rewiring of your building. In the end, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

If you have any concerns about the state of your electronics, contact the best electricians Leicestershire has straight away. We will do our utmost to be out with you quickly to look at the wiring and determine what course of action is necessary.