Rewiring a house is not an easy task since there are so many things to be considered to know the particular type of electrical service one requires. The worst being faulty electrics, which can be a serious fire hazard and can lead to injury or electrocution.
One may also opt for a complete change in the wiring system for safety purposes, or they may want to change the layout since the previous one was quite old-fashioned with less functionality. Whether the case, here’s why they will find it necessary.
When to Rewire a House
House rewiring is crucial for every homeowner, especially those older than 25-30 years old needing a particular type of electrical service.
Apart from the age of one’s home, other telltale signs indicate that their home needs rewiring before any danger can occur.
These signs include:
- Power points with no earthing present
- Frequently blown fuses
- Flickering lights on use of certain heavy home appliances
- Overheating at socket-outlets
- Buzzing noises
- Sparks on sockets while using a cord
- Burning odour
- Electric shocks when plugging or unplugging a cord
Homeowners should consult an electrician for any electric service before making their final decision to rewire their homes.
Hire a Professional
When rewiring a house, the time and cost will depend on the size of the house, the number of electric outlets, the layout of the circuits, and the type of electrical service. While completely changing the wiring system may consume a lot of time and money. However, the entire electrical service can take up to 3 to 10 days, depending on the state of the old wiring system.
Contact CLF Services for a free quote today.