This week we visited a Grey Lynn home to do some quick electrical fixes. This home had an old broken power outlet that desperately needed replacement. This client was fixing up their kitchen. Part of that involves electrical repairs to the current home’s wiring and adding new power plugs. In this case the damage was surface level, so the wiring underneath was still usable.
When moving power outlets, it is important to work alongside other tradesmen to assure the client isn’t left with ugly holes in their walls. Step one is to remove the old power point. This is more than just pulling it out from the wall. The entire box needs to be pulled out and the wiring in the wall fixed up.
Next, we have to cut a hole in the new desired location for the power outlet. Usually, if the new location is close enough to the old location we can use the wiring from the old outlet. If there is not enough cable to cover the distance to the new location, we would have to run new wiring.
Lastly, we wire up the new socket and fit it into the new hole. In this case we installed double outlets. However we can also install single power outlets, or even outlets with USB sockets for charging things such as your phone.
We tested the new sockets and everything checked out fine. If you need electrical repairs or installations done for your Grey Lynn house then call Hall at 0800 422 973 or contact us online to get a quote.