Indications your residential property needs to be rewired

If you own a residential property, like student accommodation or a residential home, you probably have a lot of rooms to consider. This will include a number of bathrooms, as well as possibly more than one kitchen. While a large property is an excellent investment, it can be a nightmare if it needs rewiring, especially with the number of additional considerations that accompany a multiple occupancy or residential property. So what are the indications your residential property needs to be rewired? And what can you expect from such a large job?

What are the key indications your residential property needs to be rewired?

You have a legal obligation to make sure that your property is up to code before any paying tenants move in. This means a full electrical inspection to make sure that your property is safe from electrical risks. During this inspection, some signs that your property needs rewiring may be revealed. These signs include:

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

What will a full rewire involve?

Any of the above signs indicate that a full rewire may be necessary. Only a professional and qualified electrician will be able to judge. If you do need a full rewire, what should you expect? Well, the work will:

  • take around 4 weeks depending on the size of your property
  • require access to all rooms
  • potentially be messy as the walls may need to be channeled
  • require all of the existing wiring and cables to be removed
  • potentially need a skip to put in all the old materials

Here at Walker Electrical, we are Preston’s leading electrical professionals. We work with companies and businesses, across a variety of industries, throughout the North West, to provide high quality, professional electrical solutions. Get in touch today to find out more about how we can help rewire your residential property.