Why Electrical Rewiring Should be on Your Home Improvement List This Year

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Sometimes electrical rewiring is necessary for safety reasons. Proper wiring prevents the risk of fires but also ensures that your system is working properly and can handle the demands placed on it. There are several other reasons why rewiring your electricity may be a necessary step. As a responsible homeowner, it’s up to you to maintain your home, including the electrical system. Use this article to help you stay on top of this important home improvement step. 

What is Involved in Rewiring?

You might not spend much time thinking about your electricity. That is until it isn’t working the way it should. That’s because electrical lines are behind the walls and under the floor. That means that rewiring is a job best left to the professionals. So how does it work? We’ll go behind the scenes in your house, removing unsafe or outdated wiring and replacing it with new, compliant wiring that meets safety standards and withstands your electricity usage. 

Safety Is Important

One of the top reasons electrical rewiring should be on your home improvement list is to ensure the safety of your home and everyone who lives in it. New wiring that meets safety standards gives you peace of mind and reduces the risk that you’ll have to deal with an accident or fire that damages your home or injures someone inside. Stay up to date on current safety requirements. If they happen to change, it pays to have an electrical inspection done to be sure that your current wiring is up to code. 

Increases Your Home Value

Like many other home improvement projects, rewiring your house is an investment. But if you plan to sell anytime soon, it can really pay off. Upgraded wiring increases the value of your home, which means you can sell it for more because it’s alluring to potential homeowners, not only because it’s safer, but because it saves them the hassle of having to undergo the rewiring project themselves. 

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How Often to Rewire

The general rule of thumb is that your house should be rewired every 25 years. However, that doesn’t mean that it won’t need to be done sooner in some homes. Your home should undergo an electrical inspection at least every 10 years, which may turn up reasons to rewire sooner than the 25-year guideline. That might be if regulations change, there are safety issues with the current wiring, discoloration around your sockets or plugs, strange noises when the lights are on, blown fuses, or flickering lights. In any of these cases, you should call an electrical repairman to have a look and diagnose the problem so you can determine the best course of action to repair it. 

Do you think it’s time for electrical rewiring? Or are you seeing warning signs that it should be done sooner rather than later? Call USA Electrical Repairs, Inc. and we can have a look at your current system and let you know if rewiring is necessary. Then we can get the job done as soon as possible. 

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