Cost estimation of rewiring your home is never an easy task. The layout and size of your home are huge influencers in determining the cost but there are also some other factors, namely age and flukes of your home. There are lots of other factors that impact the cost of rewiring your home that should be taken into consideration before you even initiate the project.
Do You Really Need to Rewire Your Home?
It is important to determine whether your home really does need to be rewired. If you had a recent home inspection you may need to get a second opinion from a licensed electrical expert. If your house’s wiring has been updated within the last 50 years, there is no need for a whole home rewiring. But if this is not the case it is very likely that your cables consist of aluminium wiring which means it lacks proper grounding and is unsafe when using modern electronics.
Common signs of an outdated electrical system are foul smells, sounds, tripped circuit breakers or blown fuses or discolouration of outlets and switches.
If it’s Time to Rewire Your Home, Don’t Wait!
Electrical malfunction poses a great danger to your home and your life as they may result in electrical fires. Getting rid of outdated electrical wiring solves this issue and keeps you and your property safe and secure.
Are You Buying or Selling a House That Needs New Electrical Wiring?
When buying or selling a house the home is subject to inspection. If a home needs rewiring this inspection process will reveal it. Homebuyers are advised to make sure they are aware of their future home’s needs. Most importantly if it needs a new electrical system. This is not a total deal breaker but taking this into account you should consider negotiating the cost of the house as you will cater for the cost of the rewiring after purchase. That is if the seller refuses to take on the project before you settle on a deal for your future home.
Choose a Reputable Electrician Contractor to Inspect and Quote Your Project
Quality electrical contractors are the best option when it comes to a rewiring project. It saves you both money and time. A professional easily identities faults and flaws in your home’s electrical system and whether breakers and switches require replacing.
Always take into account all these before deciding to rewire. And if it results to a full rewiring, always consult your local electrical professional.