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Does my home need to be rewired?
Last Updated: 6th January, 2020
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Keeping this in view, how do you know if your 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.
- Final Thoughts.
Furthermore, does a 1960s house need rewiring? Unless the wiring is the modern PVCu coated type, then a rewire is likely to be necessary. If you see any old rubber insulated cabling, fabric insulated cabling (used until the 1960s), or lead insulated cabling (1950's) then it needs replacing as the insulation just crumble.
Also to know, at what age should a house be rewired?
A domestic installation would ideally be rewired after 25 years or so, If you keep having issues with certain circuits or are having major works done to a property.
How often should a home be rewired?
A house rewire should last 20 or more years, sometimes as long as 40 years, but eventually the insulation on the cables will begin to breakdown and you will need a house rewire. You can have your wiring checked by an electrician.