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Should You Be Concerned That Your Home Needs to Be Rewired?

Electrical Tips

Old Electrical Wiring PictureShould you be concerned that your home needs to be rewired? The short answer to this question is, yes. But the Jeremy Services team isn’t looking to scare you. Rewiring your home isn’t always necessary, but if you have concerns, it’s important to follow through. In order to ensure your home and family are safe, we recommend contacting electrical professionals like the servicemen at Jeremy Services, to see what problems, if any, you may be having with your home’s electrical wiring.

How Can You Tell if Your Home Needs to Be Rewired?

First things first, how do you know when your home needs rewiring? If your home is more than 30 years old, it may need wire upgrades. Oftentimes, older wiring can’t handle the electrical load of a modern home. This extra demand can result in a fire if not addressed. Fires are also caused by deteriorating or improperly insulated wires. Other signs you should look for inside your home include:

  • Your home has aluminum wiring
  • Circuit breakers trip often
  • Discolored or charred outlets or switches
  • Persistent burnt smell
  • Frequent power outages
  • Two-pronged outlets, instead of three-pronged
  • Electrical shocks from appliances

Benefits of Rewiring Your Home

Besides the obvious benefit of safety, rewiring your home has other advantages. Modern entertainment and communication devices require the proper electrical cables and/or data cables, so it’s important to have those capabilities when you’re currently using these devices, or are looking to put your home on the market. A rewire will increase the value of your home, so if you’re looking to move, you should consider having your home rewired. 

Related Read: Top 4 Things to Check before Calling an Electrician 

What to Do if You’re Experiencing Electrical Issues in Your Home

If you notice any of the symptoms described above, call a professional electrician right away. These are all fire and safety hazards. If you aren’t experiencing any of these signs, but know your home’s wiring is older, plan ahead. Many people who find out they need to rewire will do so during large home remodeling projects, like a kitchen remodel or adding an additional room. In order to do a rewire, electricians need to get inside your walls, so if your home is already under construction, it will make access easier. By having it done during renovation, you’re killing two birds with one stone.

We understand a home-rewire can be intimidating, so Jeremy Services is here to help. If you have any questions or concerns about your home, give us a call at (913) 375-0070.