Electrical Rewire, what is it?
An electrical rewire replaces some or all of the electrical wiring of a property in order to maintain safety and prevent dangerous hazards, such as faulty wiring. When unnoticed, such faults could lead to structural damage or fires, particularly in older properties. An electrical rewire will update your property to match today’s standards, thereby increasing your safety and potentially providing you with additional and more conveniently placed electrical outlets. It can also include features such as modern safety devices and fuse boards that will provide protection from electric shocks and fire.
Ideally How Often Should a Rewire Be Done?
There are many reasons to rewire your building. Some of the more common reasons are as follows:
- A Rewire are necessary approximately every 20-25 years.
- If you have failed an electrical inspection
- Some Insurance requirements.
- If you have continuous problems such as continually blowing fuses.
- Unusual noises or general overheating from plug sockets.
- Any appliances that turn on and off or lights that are flickering.
- Electricity or appliances stop functioning in one (or more) areas of the building.
- Outdated, black rubber-coated wiring (which can be over 50 years old).
Hiring an Electrical Contractor Company to Rewire a property
Rewiring any building can be a very time-consuming project and therefore it goes without saying that hiring an experienced, licensed electrician is worth the investment in the long run. Be sure to ask for references, and ensure the electrical contractor has the correct qualifications such as ‘Part P Approved’ contractors and that they are properly insured to carry out the work. The rewiring of a building is a large project both in terms of time and financial investment, so you want to make sure you’re in excellent hands for the process. We can help you with all aspects of electrical work and are happy to offer free advice on where to start.
Additional Costs: Building Requirements and Electrical Panels
An advantage of hiring a Vox local electrician to rewire your property is that we are already familiar with all local legal requirements and processes. Our fully licensed and approved electrical contractors know when it is necessary to obtain a certificate and all legalities that are needed for your project.
Be sure to get at least three quotes for the rewiring of your property. The quote should be clear and outline everything that will be included for the job. Be sure to keep a safe copy of the inspection report, as it will be needed for insurance purposes and if you ever plan to sell your building.
Call us today if you need a free quote for your home or business.