House Rewiring & the dangers of old cable

ESV investigators called to the scene said that the electrical wiring in the ceiling space was best described as “a fatality waiting to happen”. There were a number of damaged Vulcanised Indian Rubber (VIR) cables in split conduits and exposed defective connections.

The solution is for a licensed electrician to remove all old VIR cable from your home, and install modern PVC sheathed cables with modern circuit breaker and RCD Safety Switch protection at the switchboard.