Electrical Wiring in Your Home
Are you in need of home rewiring services? You may have recently become aware of the need to rewire your home due to various electrical issues that have surfaced. Your home electrical wiring is more important than you may have previously realized. It is one of the single most important systems in your home in terms of comfort and safety. A homes electrical system is used to run virtually all of the modern day comforts we have grown accustomed to. This includes your air conditioning, refrigeration, entertainment, and devices. Each time you turn a light on, microwave food, turn on your fan or plug in your hairdryer, you are drawing electricity through your home wiring. In fact, the demands on a homes electrical system are growing year by year. In fact, with the increase in popularity of electric vehicles, many are finding that a 200 amp service to their home is not enough. In these cases, a home rewiring or even a panel upgrade may be necessary.
Should I Be Concerned About My Home Wiring?
It may come as a surprise to many, but over 80% of the homes we visit have electrical issues because of wiring problems. This can be true even for newer homes. Oftentimes, electrical work has been performed by unlicensed individuals who are performing the work in an irresponsible manner. Other times a kindly family friend has offered to install a ceiling fan but it hasn’t been wired properly. We have found many cases where electrical boxes were missing, wiring was done with lamp wire or the connections were so loose that they had become a hazard. Because of these scenarios, many homes do not pass electrical inspections when the homeowner wishes to put their home on the market. Don’t be fooled, saving a little bit of money in the short term for an electrical rewire of your home can lead to spending a lot of money later. Perhaps even rebuilding your home after a fire. (Since it is such an important part of your home, due diligence is necessary. In fact, according to Electrical Safety Foundation International (EFSI), there are over 47,000 house fires each year from electrical issues. Many because of these very issues. These fires lead to more than 400 deaths a year. Electrical safety should not be ignored and a home rewire is, at times, the only option.)
Issues of Old Wiring
Depending on the age of your home, you could be dealing with a potential fire risk. Why would this happen? Well, over the years, wiring can begin to break down. The plastic surrounding the wires become brittle and begin to deteriorate. The old tube and knob wiring system have just given out. Also, rodents have been known to chew through electrical wires. All of these situations and others can lead to hidden fire hazards. Often, an electrical wiring problem is revealed when lights start to flicker or dim, shorts happen and hot spots appear. Sometimes sizzling and crackling noises can be heard or you might feel a shock when you touch your appliances or other electrical related objects. These signs should not be ignored. Learn more about aluminum wiring by clicking here. Don’t hesitate to get your home wiring upgraded if you are unsure.
When Would I Need New Wiring?
There are other reasons why additional electrical wiring would be needed in a home. For example, a homeowner might like to add a ceiling fan, decorative lighting or security lights to areas that did not have existing electrical wiring. In this case, new wiring would be necessary to run electricity to the projected area. A licensed electrician can ensure that the additional load to the electrical circuit will not cause an overload on it. This will also make sure that the electrical wiring used is up to code and installed properly.
So What Are the Costs of Home Rewiring?
There are many variables to consider for pricing an electrical rewire of a home. Is the home elevated or on a concrete slab? Will the walls be exposed or will the wires need to be fished through the walls? What is the size of the home and the complexity of the rewire? Generally speaking, for an elevated home with exposed walls would start about $8,000 to $10,000. On the other hand, an elevated home with closed walls would start at around $12,000 to $17,000. The costs would change if it’s on a concrete pad. If you are paying less than this for your home rewire, beware! If it’s inexpensive the technician you have hired is likely cutting corners. We have come behind many of these low priced rewires to fix serious issues. In fact, we have seen old wiring tied in with new wiring on these kinds of rewires. Don’t waste your money on low-priced rewires.
Call Small Jobs Electric for Your Electrical Wiring Needs
Small Jobs Electric ® is truly the best company for your home rewiring needs.
As licensed electricians with over 30 years in business, we know how to make sure that your home is rewired properly and is safe and up to code. At Small Jobs Electric ®, our electricians have experience in all manners of electrical wiring and installation. Not only do we handle our jobs safely and knowledgeably, but we hire only the best electricians out there. In fact, our electricians are all background checked for your personal safety. Why not meet our electricians now by clicking here.
Don’t wait! Give Small Jobs Electric ® a call today to help you schedule your home electrical rewire or new wiring. Proudly serving the Tampa, St. Pete, Clearwater and Brandon communities. Contact us today!
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