When is a house rewiring required?

House rewiring is all about electrical safety, but what must you consider before you go ahead?

Age: when your home was built or when it was last rewired

The first thing to consider is the age of your home. Basic guidelines suggest that if a house was built between 25 and 30 years ago, then it’s more than likely due a house rewire. Age can be one of the biggest indicators to the safety of your home. Although in some cases older houses do contain newer electrical wiring if the current or previous owners had this done..

If you’re unsure of the age of your home or when electrical rewiring last took place, then there’s no need to panic. Powerwise Electrical offer a ‘Rewiring Survey’ of your home, giving you essential insight into its safety. 

Key indicators: Fuse Box and Visible Wiring in and around your home

Other than age, there are a few simple ways to assess the safety of your home yourself. These key warning signs can also give away the age of your home and how long ago it was wired.

Visible wiring in the home and sockets are things that you can look at and assess yourself. If wires look frayed or old then it’s likely they will need removed and replaced with safer, more up-to-date cabling. In addition to this, if sockets and plugs feel hot to the touch then this is something that you can’t ignore.

If your fuse box is mounted on a wooden structure, this is likely to suggest that your home has been wired between 40 and 50 years ago. In addition, this means it is in urgent need of attention from a professional.

Sometimes things as simple as a flickering or dimming light can be an indicator that the electricity in your home needs attention.

The importance of electrical safety in the home

According to Government statistics, unsafe electrics cause thousands of fires in Ireland every year.

Nowadays, electrical safety needs to be a priority for everyone. Particularly since as a nation we’re using more and more electrical appliances in the home on a daily basis e.g. TVs, games consoles, computers, media players, etc.

If you have any worries about the safety of the electrics in your home, then you need to get in touch with someone who has the knowledge and experience needed to assess any risks or dangers.

This is where Powerwise Electrical comes in. We’re electrical rewiring experts based in Kill, Kildare covering both North Kildare and South Dublin areas. We have an efficient and professional team with many years of experience behind us & can be the help you need to ensure that the electricity in your home is safe.

To arrange your house rewiring Contact Powerwise Electrical today.