Electrical Rewiring – House Rewire
If you think you need a rewire and are unsure about the type of wiring, call us and we will gladly come to your home and give you a totally free Home Safety Inspection and also inform you of the electrical wiring that you have. Residences and business that where built just before 1950, can require a complete rewire.
Just before 1950, insulation covering electrical wires was made of cotton. As it ages, it degrades and also comes to be brittle. Eventually, the insulation or fabric could drop off as well as leave bare insulated cables. non-insulated wires could spark, start fires, or, if touched, create electrical shocks. Normally, the older the insulation, the more likely the house needs to be rewired.
Older homes could additionally require Panel Upgrades. The electrical panel is the box that holds your breaker or fuses. It receives power from the utility company as well as distributes it to all the circuits. Older electric panels might not offer enough power for existing property owners’ needs. Older electrical panels could likewise pose a concealed threat when it might fall short to turn off the electricity when power overloads take place. The result can be thawed cables, sparks, fire, or shock danger.
Rewiring a house involves taking out the old wires and also mounting brand-new ones. When some of the existing circuitry is salvageable, a partial rewire could be all that’s required. Other times, all that’s required is to add a “ground cable” for safety and overload protection. There isn’t really a very easy means for a property owner to identify whether their electrical wiring is aluminum as well as the needs of a safety upgrade. It is best for and a must for an electrician to examine the rigidity of the electrical systems and connections in the circuitry.
The best method is to ask an electrician to take a look. We bill for residence rewiring based on square footage and also the kind of circuitry needed. If your home has copper wires going through tubing (a hollow steel tube that the cables go through), the cost is less than if the electrical wires are not encased in tubing.
With any rewire, the kind and also condition of the existing electrical wiring, and just how numerous outlets, and so on are preferred, affect the price. This relies on factors like the dimension of your residence. We will have the ability to offer you a good up front price quote when we have more information.
Generally, for a typical size home, a comprehensive rewire, where all the wires are switched out, takes in between a few days to a week or so. In some cases a bunch of job could be done without breaking walls. We are masters at doing the minimum damage and also cleaning up after ourselves with tidy patches all set for a painter.