If your home was built in or before the 1950s and you haven’t checked your wiring you may be due for a house rewire. Your home’s current wiring may not be up to today’s code and may not meet the higher safety standards.
When homes were constructed before the 1950s, cloth covered wiring was very popular. This cloth is known to deteriorate over time and will fall off the wires. This leaves the wires exposes and may cause fires via sparks.
It is safe to say that the older the wiring is, the more likely it will need to be replaced. Not only is older wiring a safety hazard on its own but today’s technology might be too much for the old home wiring to handle. Pre 1950 families did not have 50 ft flat screen TVs as well as computers to run.
If you have older wiring in your home you may want to also consider having a professional electrician check out your electric panel. Just like with older wiring, older electrical panels may not be able to handle today’s load of electricity. As demands for electricity rises, the wiring and panels in our homes must also be updated.
What Is Involved In A House Rewire?
When you schedule your house to be rewired, an electrician will come in and remove the older wiring and replace it with new, updated wiring. This is also a good time to have your electrical panel updated if it needs to be.
It may be possible that only a partial rewire is necessary. If an electrician sees that some of the wiring in your house is safe and usable, he will recommend this option to save time and money.
Finally an electrician may be able to tell you if your home is safe from a rewire and just needs to be grounded. If this is the case, you do not need to have the wiring in your home replaced.
A professional electrician, like those at H Electric Connection, will be able to give you more information on if your home needs to be rewired. An initial walk through and an estimate will usually be scheduled before anything else.
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