Rewiring a house, frequently asked questions

If you own a property that is between 25-50 years old, you may be in danger: The effects of poor or worn out wiring could be potentially devastating. Even if the property you own is being renovated, it is essential that you know if any rewiring work is necessary, in order to alleviate any possible risks or hazards from faulty wires; faulty wires and appliances can also lead to injuries such as electrocution and potential fire hazards, which emphasises the importance of properly tending to and rewiring a property correctly. Read on to find out more about how your property can be rewired quickly and efficiently with our expert electricians.

Does my house need rewiring?

There are a number of noticeable factors when a property is in need of rewiring. As mentioned before, a property that is 50 years old and has its original wiring will most likely need to be rewired, not just for safety reasons, but also in order to meet modern standards. If you are interested in purchasing an older property, a thorough check must be completed by a electrician before buying, to make sure the wiring is safe. The recommendation for an inspection is every 10 years for a property owned by you and every five years for a rented property; if you are extending part of your house or converting it, all new and updated wiring will need to comply with the latest Building Regulations to ensure safety and security. As well as improving safety in a household, rewiring also creates the chance to improve your quality of life. For example, a larger number of switches and plugs can be installed with a rewire, which means that the number of appliances in a household can increase, including televisions, radios and home computers. There are several warning signs if you are unsure whether of not your property needs rewiring- circuit breakers that trip regularly are a major sign, as they can lead to an overload in current, which means that appliances will receive too much energy from the plug. In addition, flickering or dimming lights indicate a fault in the wiring including damaged or exposed wires. If you spot any of these warning signs, call our expert electricians to get the best experience when rewiring your property.

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Costs to rewire a house in 2020 in the UK