Rewiring a multiple occupancy home

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As a landlord of a multiple occupancy property, you probably own a fantastic property with multiple bedrooms. While this is an excellent investment and is sure to pay off, what happens if this property needs rewiring? What can you expect from undertaking this task? Here at Walker Electrical, we are Preston’s leading electrical experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to rewiring a multiple occupancy home.

Signs that your property may need rewiring

In terms of electrical safety and legal obligations, it is essential that the property is rewired as soon as possible. Otherwise your residents and tenants could be put at risk. But what are the signs that your property may need rewiring? Well, some clear signs include:

  • exposed wiring
  • aged sockets or an old fuse box
  • hot sockets
  • sparking sockets
  • electrical shortages and outages
  • flickering lights

Important considerations for rewiring a multiple occupancy home

If you notice any of the above signs, you need to contact a registered and qualified electrician. It is more than likely that your property will need a full rewire. If this is the case be aware that:

  • the work will probably take around 4 weeks depending on the size of your property
  • electricians will need access to all rooms, which means that your tenants may need to be rehoused for the duration of the work
  • rewiring can be messy as the walls may need to be channeled to remove old wiring
  • all of the existing wiring and cabling will need to be removed, and you may need to hire a skip
  • once all of the cabling has been removed, the new circuitry will be installed along with new fixtures, sockets and a new fuse box
  • Although rewiring the property can be disruptive and a lot of work, it will raise your property value, and it will make sure you are within the electrical safety regulations.

If your property needs rewiring, or for more advice, contact the experts today, here at Walker Electrical.