Install meter box and power points above ground


Install electrical meter box and power points well above ground level

Whether renovating or repairing, consider the location of your meter boxes, electrical switches and power points. Locating items higher up on walls may reduce the likelihood of having to replace wiring in the future.

Your electric meter box is usually located in a metal box on the outside of your house, and should be high enough to be above water, should you get flooded. Consider installing a new switchboard with safety switch if you have an old system; it could save a life.

If your power points are located at waist or shoulder height rather than just above the floor level, as they often are, you could avoid having to replace these if your house is flooded to below that level.

Be sure you use a licensed electrician to perform all electrical work.