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Signs It's Time For a House Rewire

Rewiring a home can be essential when wiring becomes damaged or deteriorates over time, which in turn can pose serious safety hazards. Damaged wiring can lead to serious consequences such as the electrical system tripping frequently or blown fuses. Even more serious, faulty wiring can lead to a house fire or electrical shock. 

But when is it the right time to have this work carried out? 

It's highly recommended that testing and inspection is carried out by a registered electrician like ourselves at least every 10 years from a home. In fact, a periodic inspection required by law every 5 years for rental properties.

During this inspection, the electrician will check the condition of your wiring and will be able to determine if they are in a good and safe condition or whether it needs to be rewired. 

Generally speaking, if a property is more than 30 years old and still has the original writing, it's quite likely this will need to be updated. This is so that the wiring meets modern standards. Please note that it may also be necessary to replace your fuse box but we will advise you on this. 

If the old wiring is dated rubber, fabric or lead-insulated cabling, this can be a tell-tale sign that a rewire might be necessary. Modern wiring is PVCu coated, coloured either grey or white and is twin-earthed. 

What's involved in a rewire

Rewiring can be a big job to undertake so we highly advise you have work like this carried out by a fully qualified, highly competent electrician like ourselves. 

If you're interested to see how a rewire is carried out, please check out the following video from Electrical Safety First:

Get in touch with us today

We don't expect our customers to know exactly when they need a rewire, we're more than happy to give our professional opinion. Please feel free to give us a call on 07947 980259 or send us a message using our website's contact form.

Based in Pentre, we are happy to offer our rewiring service to customers throughout a 20-mile radius which includes Talbot Green, Pontyclun, Treorchy and Porth.

Thank you, we look forward to speaking with you.