If you aren’t sure when your property was last rewired – or you know it’s been a long time since the last rewiring – you may need the assistance of an electrician. But how often should a house be rewired?
In this article, the experts at Michael White Electrical services – specialist electricians in Brighton – explain a little more about rewiring to help you decide what to do.
How Long Should a Rewire Last?
Once your home has been freshly rewired, it should last you at least 20 years. In some cases, wiring systems have lasted as long as 40.
It is possible to replace features such as plug sockets (to add new technology such as USB charging ports, for example) without having to renew the entire system.
What if I Don’t Know When My Home was Last Rewired?
If you have moved into a property that is over 20 years old – especially if it’s a period property or one with a lot of history – we recommend getting the wiring checked as one of your first ports of call.
Even if the house isn’t particularly old or doesn’t have significant signs of wear and tear, it may be best to arrange an inspection to see if a rewire is needed.
The team members at Michael White Electrical Services offer our specialisms as electricians in Hove, Worthing and the surrounding areas, and have more than 20 years of experience in checking the wiring of properties of all ages.
We can rewire any property that is in need of an electrical upgrade – and we’ll even rewire an occupied house quickly and efficiently without causing disruption!
How Often Should I Get My Wiring Checked?
It’s highly recommended that you arrange an inspection and condition report every 10 years to make sure your wiring is working as it should. Landlords should get their properties checked every 5 years.
At a certain point, you may find that you’ll need some form of rewiring – but it needn’t include your entire property. On many occasions, a partial rewire is all that is needed to ensure that your home’s electrical systems are working as they should.
Keeping on top of your property’s wiring is an absolute necessity. Faulty electrics can be extremely dangerous, and damage may accrue gradually over the years – remaining unnoticed until there is a major issue.
It may be that your condition report reveals that no further action is required. However, it is always better to be safe than sorry – so arranging one once every ten years is definitely your best option.
As electricians near Shoreham in Brighton, we provide services all around East Sussex – so, whether you’re a homeowner requiring an electrician in Burgess Hill or a business owner seeking electricians in Worthing, we can help.
For further information, or to request a condition report, simply get in touch with our team today using the handy online contact form on our website.
We’ll be happy to provide you with any advice or assistance you may need.
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