When living in an older home, its wiring system may not be compatible with modern technology and power demands. This doesn’t mean you have to live without these modern conveniences. However, you may need to rewire your home with proper and more modern and efficient wires. Burley Electrical Services will share more about why you may want to consider rewiring your home and the steps you will need to take to ensure proper safety of your home’s wiring systems.
Electrical Inventory List
Before you start you will want to create a list of your entire electrical inventory. Start by writing down all of the electrical devices or equipment in the home and in which rooms they are in. When installing new wiring this list will aid you and the electrician to ensure all the electrical and power needs are installed in each room.
Electrical Building Permit
In most cases, a permit will be needed before any major rewiring work can be done. Check with your local codes and see if and what permits are needed before starting. If rewire or electrical work is done without a permit, you will more than likely have to remove all of the new wiring and works.
Data, Fire & Security Cables
When rewiring, power isn’t your only concern. You may also want to consider running data, fire, or security cables along with the wiring. This will allow your home to be fully capable of running any system with all the proper wiring and power needs.
Hire an Electrician
Once you have made a note of all your wiring needs, along with additional wiring support, you can now make a full plan of action. Show your electrician your notes and desires and they will help map out your home and explain what permits you will need to do the work to your home. However, be willing to adjust your ideas to reality. Sometimes the home’s structure won’t allow certain work to be done. When planning to rewire your home, before you begin check for structural damages along with any plumbing damages, breaks or leaks. It is an intense process rewiring a home. You don’t want structural or plumbing problems preventing, slowing down, or damaging your home wiring. When looking for an electrician, do your homework. Make sure you use a fully licensed and insured company. In the event something goes wrong, the electrician doing the work is liable. Additionally, in order for a rewiring project to go right you will want to use an experienced company that knows what they are doing and what permits are needed to make the rewiring project legal. Depending on the age of your home you will want to find an electrician that is familiar with older buildings and their older wiring systems. Old wiring can be dangerous for those unfamiliar with these older and more complex wiring systems.
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For those who are living in a home older than 25 years, you may want to consider rewiring your home. Homes 25 year old or older may have eroded wiring that could prove to be hazardous. If you need your home rewired contact Burley Electrical Services today!