Vermin damage to electrical fittings, in Eatons Hill home, a Northern suburb of Brisbane,
Vermin damage to electrical fittings. Identified by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.
These photos show vermin damage from to down-lights and wiring in the roof of a relatively new house.
In most cases this potentially dangerous problem can be rectified by a qualified electrician for a reasonable outlay.
Damage from rats in a roof.
Exposed wiring caused by vermin damage.
- Vermin damage to electrical cables and fittings can be dangerous.
- Immediate rectification is required by a qualified electrician.
- This problem can potentially cause electrocution also fire hazards.
- It is highly recommended having the roof void of your house checked periodically (where physically possible and readily accessible) for possible damage to electrical wiring and/or fittings.
Never attempt any alterations or rectification of electrical fittings, cables or installations. A licensed electrician must be employed.
It is not worth risking your life to save a few dollars!
Turn off all power and light circuits at the switchboard, before entering the roof void!