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At EM Electrical Engineering, we provide one-stop electrical wiring services in Singapore, such as electrical re-wiring and electrical extension. Putting ourselves in the position of our customers, we aim to minimize the downtime of any electrical-related problem and mitigate this electrical problem from occurring again. By understanding the needs of our clients, we will keep the electrical costs down without compromising on quality of electrical products. Rest assured that we only use original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts for all of your electrical installations.

Table of Contents:

1. What is re-wiring?
2. Signs that you need electrical wiring repair
3. How to prevent wires from getting damaged?
4. What should you do in an event of a damaged wire?
5. Types of electrical wiring services in Singapore
6. How to DIY electrical re-wiring?

What is re-wiring?

Rewiring is a process to replace the electrical wiring of a house or flat. Old or faulty wiring can cause the entire electrical system to trip frequently and is a common cause of electrical fires. Common signs of faulty wiring are dimming or flickering lights, frequently blown breakers or fuses, and charred or blackened switches. If you frequently face such a problem, it is important to hire experienced and reliable electrical wiring contractors in Singapore.

Signs that you need electrical wiring repair

1. Wiring appears to be damaged (Signs of cracking, peeling, getting exposed or frayed)

Electric wires are prone to frays due to heat, age, corrosion, and general wear-and-tear. Sharp objects such as nails can also damage the wires. Pets or rodents can also be a cause of fraying as they can chew on the wires.

2. Circuit breakers which trip often

This most likely happens due to a case of overloading, where you draw too much electricity that a circuit cannot safely handle. An electrical panel replacement should be done If there is critical damage on your electrical wires or circuit breaker, or a check conducted if your circuit breaker trips frequently.

3. Frequently blown fuses

4. Charred or burnt power sockets, power outlets or switches

The wiring might not be properly installed. If the electrical switches and outlets are hot upon touching, they might be overheated. Your wiring points should also not be darkened, or black, as electrical wiring should be white or gray.

5. Burning smell with a sizzling sound within walls close to electrical outlets

Buzzing sounds may happen due to improper connections or frayed wires when electrical current is passed through them. These buzzing sounds are a clear indication of a safety problem with your wiring, and you should contact an electrician immediately.

6. Loose Connections

Connections between electrical switches and wires may loosen up due to frequent usage, old age and general wear and tear.

7. Dimming lights

Overloading may cause your lighting to be dim. Large appliances like your air conditioner or fridge may be connected to the circuit as your lights. You can tell if your circuit is overloaded if before and after you on the other appliances, the brightness of your lighting changes significantly.

8. Smoke

Any instances of smoke are a sign of an immediate sign of danger and you should contact an electrician immediately.

As a preferred electrical wiring contractor, EM Electrical Engineering have a team of EMA certified electricians to provide electrical wiring services in Singapore. It is extremely important to have a properly installed electrical wiring system, be it your household or office. If you experience the above-mentioned signs of damaged electrical wiring in Singapore, you will need to hire an EMA certified electrician in Singapore to assist you in solving the electrical wiring problems.

How to prevent wires from damage?

– Protect wires with tubing to prevent rodents or pets from chewing on cables
– Protect wires with spiral wrap
– Use of electrical tapes
– Use of heat-shrinking tubes
– Pull on the plug instead of pulling on the cable to unplug an electrical device
– Make sure to locate electrical wires before drilling a hole in the wall
– Avoid making sharp bends or kinks on the wires

At EM Electrical Engineering, our reliable electricians in Singapore will assist you by providing tips on preventing electrical wiring problems from arising in future. While providing certified electrical wiring services in Singapore, do feel free to ask any electrical-related queries to our electrical wiring contractors.

What should you do in an encounter with damaged wiring?

Our electricians in Singapore are trained to resolve electrical wiring troubles. It is not advisable to fix your wires by yourself as this may lead to additional electrical issues that may pose great danger to you and your house. If you are unsure if your house has faulty wiring, consumer should engage Licensed Electrical Workers (LEWs). Licensed electricians are trained to identify potential dangers and problems with wiring. An experienced electrician will be able to design and install a good and efficient wiring system for your home which will last for many years to come. It is recommended that a periodic inspection is carried out by a licensed electrician at least every 10 years for your flat or every 5 years if you rent out your flat.

Types of Electrical wiring Services in Singapore

Here are some of the electrical wiring services we provide:

  • Lighting Wiring
  • Data and Phone Wiring
  • Electrical Wiring
  • Extension Wiring

How to DIY your damaged electrical wiring

However, if you have made up your mind to DIY, some things to take note:

Before getting started, ensure that:

  1. You are well equipped with the skills and knowledge to handle electrical wiring
  2. The power is turned off
  3. You are not working where conductors or terminals could become live.
  4. For certain re-wiring (for HDB occupants), it is recommended to refer to the site for requirements. In certain re-wiring projects, electrical permits are required, and it is recommended to get licensed electrical workers to handle the rewiring

EM Electrical Engineering offers reliable and professional electrical services with top-notch electrical products and quality workmanship. Our electrical services ranges from emergency services such as power failure recovery, electrical installations, electrical troubleshooting and electrical repairs. Head over to our reviews page to read what our customers have said about our electrical services and the articles featuring our high-quality electrical services. Call us today at +65 9395 3311 for a non-obligatory electrical troubleshooting or reach us at and we will assign a reliable electrician to attend to your electrical problems in Singapore.

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