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Does a 1960 house need rewiring?
Last Updated: 22nd June, 2020
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People also ask, does a 1950s house need rewiring?
Anything that was installed in the 1950s, 1960s will need rewiring no matter how quaint it might look. You will need a modern fuse box that has the ability to cut out the entire system should anything happen so you don't get an electric shock.
Additionally, how often should a house be rewired? To ensure your wiring is safe you should have a Periodic Inspection carried out by a fully qualified, registered electrician every 10 years, and for properties with tenants in landlords should have this carried out every 5 years. This will ensure the electrics are safe and up to date.
Also, does a 1970s house need rewiring?
The majority of 1970s houses do not need rewiring. They will probably just need a consumer unit and earthing upgrade. If you have a consumer unit change then the electrician will have to inspect a lot of the property anyway.
How do you know if a house needs rewiring?
If you happen to notice one or even a combination of the following, then your home may need rewiring:
- Persistent Burning Smell.
- Discoloured Outlets and Switches.
- Flickering Lights.
- Blown Fuses and Tripping Circuit Breaker.
- Outlet Problems.
- You Have Aluminium Wiring.
- You Have Experience Electrical Shocks.
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