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When Should Consider Whole House Rewiring?


Owning a home is a significant investment and maintaining its structural integrity is a top priority. Among the various aspects that demand attention is the electrical wiring. It serves as the nervous system of your residence, facilitating the seamless operation of appliances, lighting, and various electronic devices. While the notion of whole-house rewiring may seem like a formidable undertaking, it can be crucial for ensuring the safety, efficiency, and longevity of your property.

In this brief article brought to you by Mr. Electric, we explore some reasons why a whole-house rewiring may be due or past-due. If you would like to hire a certified electrician or consult with one, then call Mr. Electric to get in touch with a member of our team today.

The Lifespan of Electrical Wiring

The wiring within a home, like any other component, has a finite lifespan. While the longevity can vary depending on factors such as the quality of materials and installation, the average lifespan of residential wiring is approximately 50 years. Beyond this period, serious consideration of a comprehensive rewiring project is worthwhile.

Signs That It’s Time To Rewire

The best way to determine whether it’s time for a rewiring is with a professional inspection by a reliable electrician, but there are some signs that the average property owner can look for as well. Here are some things to consider:

  • Age of the Property: Homes built several decades ago may still have their original wiring. If your property is over 30 years old, it's prudent to assess the condition of the wiring and consider rewiring if necessary.
  • Frequent Electrical Issues: If you find yourself consistently dealing with frequent electrical problems such as tripped breakers, flickering lights, or outlets that don't work, it could indicate underlying wiring issues.
  • Outdated Wiring Types: Older homes may contain outdated wiring types such as knob-and-tube or aluminum wiring. These pose inherent risks, and rewiring is vital!
  • Burning Smell or Sparks: These signs indicate potential fire hazards associated with faulty wiring and warrant prompt investigation.
  • Overreliance on Extension Cords: If your home is reliant on numerous extension cords and power strips to accommodate electrical needs, it may suggest an inadequate number of outlets or an outdated wiring system.

These are only some of the common signs, but it’s always advisable to have a certified electrician inspect your electrical system. Call Mr. Electric to have a local electrician come by as soon as possible.

Benefits of Whole-House Rewiring

The foremost benefit of whole-house rewiring is the enhancement of safety. New wiring systems meet current electrical codes, reducing the risk of electrical fires, shocks, and other hazards associated with outdated or faulty wiring. But there are other advantages to consider as well:

  • Increased Energy Efficiency
  • Expanded Capacity to Accommodate Electrical Demands of Modern Living
  • Compliance with Current Standards and Building Codes
  • Increase the Value of Your Property

Hiring certified electricians does not have to cost a fortunate either. At Mr. Electric, we boast affordable prices and regularly share special discounts, coupons, and promotional offers on our website. In fact, we are so confident in our pricing that we offer price estimates UPFRONT. Call Mr. Electric to learn more today.

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