Common Reasons Your Home Needs a Rewire


When you first did a walkthrough of your home, there’s a pretty good chance that you were thinking about how many bedrooms it had, if the appliances were in good working order, and if there was enough yard space. And while you probably did make sure that the house was also professionally inspected, so long as you had electricity and plumbing, that’s probably all that you were concerned about.

However, a few weeks or a couple of months after moving in, you may have noticed that when it comes to your electricity, there is some work that needs to be done. You’re just not exactly sure what is required. It could be that it needs to a bit of rewiring.

If you’re interested in knowing about some of the most common reasons why a house needs to be rewired, you’re in luck. This article is going to share some of them with you.

If your home was built before 1980. When it comes to lighting, appliances, electronics, and even cable and Wi-Fi, a lot has changed since the 80s. For instance, Wi-Fi didn’t exist. So if you happen to live in an older home, there’s a pretty good chance that you will need to have a bit of rewiring done. This will help to accommodate the massive amounts of electricity that certain devices in your house may need.

If you’ve added some new appliances. Speaking of appliances, even if you don’t happen to live in an older house, depending on what you plan on installing, your house still may require some rewiring. For instance, one mistake that many homeowners make is buying a new HVAC unit without understanding how much electricity and what kind of wiring may be needed. That’s why it’s a good idea to speak with a contractor and/or electrician before making a major appliance purchase. It will help you to prepare for if some rewiring work is going to be required.

If you’re in the process of doing some major renovating. Are you considering doing some major renovating like adding on a room perhaps? If so, this is another reason why you may need to get your house rewired. It’s not uncommon that adding more space onto your home would mean that you would need to change major parts of your house’s infrastructure such as the plumbing and electricity in order to accommodate your home’s new plans.

If you continue to have blow-outs. Another thing to pay close attention to is if your home continues to have blow-outs. Although one or two on occasion may simply mean that you need to replace a fuse, if blow-outs are transpiring several times in a relatively short amount of time, this is alerting you to the fact that your circuit system is overloaded. That definitely needs to be checked out.

If your house is “under code”. If you were having fungi issues inside of your house and you wanted some tips on how to keep mold at a minimum, you may speak with an energy auditor. That’s because they can inspect your home to see if it has too much humidity inside of it or if there are air leaks in your attic or along your windowsills or doors. Well, if you’re curious about if your house is up to code, this is something to ask a contractor or electrician. If they discover that you are not up to code when it comes to your house’s electrical wiring, this can be another reason to get some rewiring work done. For more information on building codes and permits, contact the local county clerk within your area.

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