Clear Signs You Need a Full House Rewiring

Clear Signs You Need a Full House Rewiring

November 02, 2022

Whether you are moving into a new construction home, an apartment, or an older house, a professional inspection is recommended to ensure everything is in top-notch condition. While a home inspector usually has to clear your residence safely before moving in, your electrical wires rarely get the attention they deserve. Mr. Electric of Dallas can help you prevent electrical wiring issues such as electrocution or a fire by inspecting, diagnosing, and recommending a viable course of action. Even if everything is working, it doesn’t mean you should ignore regular checkups by a professional electrician.

A complete house rewiring not only increases the safety of your home but also lowers energy costs and improves property value. Sometimes signs of electrical wiring damage can go undetected until it is too late. If you are wondering when is the best time to upgrade, here are signs you need to schedule a complete electrical rewiring.

Old Wiring

Electrical wires can support your home’s power supply needs for many years with the proper care and maintenance. However, if your house is over 50 years old, you need to call a professional electrician to upgrade your wiring. Modern appliances can overwhelm old wiring, posing a fire risk. Technological advancements have automated almost every part of our lives, and you need electrical wiring to support current electrical requirements and protect your valuables.

After a Natural Disaster, Flood, or Fire

If you are the victim of a natural disaster, a flood, or a fire, chances are you need a dependable electrician to inspect your electrical system. Such calamities cause severe property damage and can expose your wires, posing a safety hazard. We recommend scheduling a maintenance check after experiencing such disasters to address any damages before they wreak more havoc in your home. It is also advisable to ensure the power is turned off before inspecting affected areas to prevent electrocution.

Aluminum Wiring

If your home was built in the 1960s or early 1970s, chances are you have aluminum wiring. This was a common material for electrical wiring back then, but today it is a "ticking bomb" that needs to be addressed before it’s too late. Aluminum wiring increases the risk of fires when connected to light outlets: switches or other wires in the junction box because of the fast rate of deterioration. An electrician can reduce such risks by inspecting the state of your aluminum wiring before recommending a complete electrical rewiring.

Outdated Knob and Tube Wiring

Also known as open wiring, this technique can be found in properties built before the 1950s. A significant downside to knob and tube wiring is the lack of a ground wire, increasing the likelihood of shocks and fires. Appliances with three-pronged plugs are useless in such a house, rendering the entire wiring obsolete and a potential safety hazard. Our highly trained electrician can inspect your wiring and determine if rewiring is necessary.

Contact us at Mr. Electric of Dallas and schedule an appointment with our experienced representatives to maintain an efficient and safe home. We offer a wide range of services at pocket-friendly rates, including electrical wiring installation and routine maintenance.