Wiring is a critical part of the home that may cause hazards if not given proper attention. This means that you should not leave your home wiring to deteriorate and you should test your wiring every five years, whether or not you’re just moving in.
If you’ve been wondering if you should embark on a rewiring project for your home or not, here are a few things you should know about house rewiring and its importance.
When Should I Consider Rewiring?
When your home needs rewiring, it will often display signs that may indicate that it is time for a house rewire. If you’ve noticed any of these, you might need to get in touch with an electrician quickly:
- Weird electrical noises like crackling or buzzing
- Circuit breakers or fuses blowing too often
- Odd discolorations around sockets or on plugs
- A burning smell from sockets
- Constant light flickering
- The house is up to 25 years old
- old-fashioned Fuse box
- Lead, fabric, or rubber cabling insulation
Importance of House Rewiring
- For Safety
This is the number one importance of house rewiring. Your house should be safe from fire or electrical hazards, and shocks that may result from power fluctuations because of wires without insulation. Bad wiring is also bad for your appliances, your wires may melt and burn too.
- Separate Circuits
One reason why a home rewiring is better is that it lets you establish different circuits for some of the important appliances in your home, like the deep freezer, security alarm system, or water heater. This protects the vital appliances from being affected when the other less vital appliances cause the switch to trip.
- Protection From the Elements
In unfavorable conditions like heat waves, wires with insufficient coatings or brittle plastic insulations may be hazardous. When you rewire, you get the opportunity to replace these old wires with new ones that have better insulation. This way, you won’t have to worry about unfavorable conditions like heat.
- Improves Value
Just in case you have plans of ever putting your home up for sale, a rewiring may help you sell at top market price. It adds to the overall value, appeal, and safety. You may also include motion sensor lighting, security system, dimming lights, and anything else that could improve your home value. It is advisable to not wait until the wiring becomes a problem, take the initiative, and upgrade.
If you’re purchasing an older property, it is in your best interest to check the wiring condition and ask for an electrical inspection certificate that is up to date. If the seller cannot produce this, then request a wiring assessment by an electrical contractor before purchasing the property. At The Electric Connection, not only do we handle electric wiring inspections, but we also handle house rewiring. A rewiring project can be expensive, but it’s worth it for all the benefits.
If you know you need to do this, don’t hesitate to call us and begin your upgrade process sooner.