If you live in an older house there’s a good chance that the electrical wiring is not meeting increased demand, particularly if your family has grown since you first moved in. You might need to hire one of the electrical companies Melbourne offers, and have your house rewired.
Precision Electrical and Plumbing is experienced at rewiring old houses, but we are careful to ensure that this is really necessary. If the wiring is sound and up to standard, and it is simply a lack of plug points that is an issue, then replacing single sockets with double sockets might be the solution. We are happy to advise, and help wherever we can.
While it is true that the easiest way to turn a single socket into a double socket is to simply use a double adaptor, a double socket is a better idea. The advantage of double adaptors is that all you do to convert a single socket to a double socket is to plug in the adaptor. But the problem is that many people end up overloading their systems by using multiple adaptors which can lead to overheating and fires. This also looks makeshift and unsafe. A double socket is permanent, it looks neater, works better, and is less dangerous.
Double sockets, like single sockets, may be surface-mounted or flush-mounted. A surface-mounted socket is easier to fit (because it is simply mounted on the wall), but a flush-mounted socket looks neater.
If you would like some double sockets fitted then give Precision Electrical and Plumbing a call. We also have a 24-hour emergency service geared to cope with all your electrical needs.