If you own a property that has electrical wiring between 25-30 years old, you may be in danger. The effects of poor or worn out wiring could be potentially devastating. Even if the property you own is being renovated, it is essential that you know if any rewiring work is necessary in order to alleviate any possible risks or hazards from faulty wires.
Faulty wires and appliances can also lead to injuries such as electrocution and potential fire hazards, which emphasises the importance of properly tending to and rewiring a property correctly. There are a number of noticeable factors when a property is in need of rewiring. As mentioned before, a property that is 30 years old and has its original wiring will most likely need to be rewired, not just for safety reasons, but also in order to meet modern standards.
If you are interested in purchasing an older property, a thorough check should be completed by a qualified electrician before buying it to make sure the wiring is safe. The recommendation for an inspection is every 10 years for a property owned by you and every five years for a rented property. If you are extending part of your house or converting it, all new and updated wiring will need to comply with the latest building regulations to ensure safety and security.
As well as improving safety in a household, rewiring also creates the chance to improve your quality of life. For example, a larger number of switches and plug sockets can be installed with a rewire, which means that the number of appliances in a household can increase, including televisions, lamps and PC’s. It also means an ease of access having plug sockets closer to where you need them.