Full House Rewire
As a rule, the older the wiring is, the more likely it is in need of replacement. We at Modern Electrical Services are experts in rewiring your home. When you choose us you can be sure the work will be done safely and to code.
There is a good chance that your home will need rewiring if it was built before 1950. Homes built before this time often used cloth insulated wires. Over time, this type of insulation tends to break down, fall off and leave bare wires. Bare wires can lead to sparks, fires or electrical shocks. As a rule, the older the wiring is, the more likely it is in need of replacement. We at Modern Electrical Services are experts in rewiring your home. When you choose us you can be sure the work will be done safely and to code.
Why Would A House Need Rewiring?
Your home may need to be rewired if it meets one of the following conditions:
Cloth Insulated Wiring – If your home was built before 1950, then it most likely has cloth insulated wiring. This insulation can deteriorate and break off, which can be dangerous. These systems are also ungrounded and should be upgraded.
Aluminum Wiring – It is estimated that nearly 2,000,000 homes were wired with aluminum wiring between the 1960s and 1970s. This type of wiring has proven to be a fire hazard. You will need to have a technician with special training in aluminum-to-copper retrofits to perform the safety upgrade for you. Although this can be expensive, there are possibilities to upgrading aluminum wiring at lower costs.
Knob and Tube Wiring – Homes built before 1935 frequently used Knob and Tube wiring. These homes normally have cloth insulated wiring and are ungrounded.
Homes Wired Before 1950 – If your home was wired before 1950, there is a good chance that it has cloth insulated wiring that has deteriorated. Furthermore, most homes wired before 1950 have ungrounded electrical systems. The older the wiring system is the more likely it is to be unsafe and require an upgrade.
Insufficient power – You will need an upgrade if your home needs more circuits installed. This can indicate that you have an older system that may require upgrades to increase your safety and the convenience of your electricity.
Ungrounded Wiring or Ungrounded Outlets – Electrical systems that are ungrounded do not have a safe way of conducting excess electricity into the ground in the case of an electrical issue. Grounding your electrical system greatly increases the safety of your home.
Unsafe Electrical Panel – Whenever we rewire a home, we also check your electrical panel. This is frequently a necessary upgrade during these jobs.
Use of Extension Cords – If you are using extension cords for permanent power needs, then you should have additional circuits and outlets installed in convenient locations.
Full House Rewiring
In addition to wiring replacement, many older homes also require electrical panel upgrades. This panel is the box that houses all of your fuses or breakers. Its job is to route all of the electricity that you receive from the utility company to the circuits throughout your home. Because we use more electricity today, old breaker boxes may not be designed to handle the current load. As a result, your breakers will flip and your fuses will blow more frequently.
If your home has older outdated wiring, call or email us today for your free house rewire estimate.