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 how will you know it needs rewiring? And what can you expect from such a large job? Well, here at Walker Electrical, we are Preston’s leading electrical experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to rewiring residential properties.
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
For more information or for any advice get in touch with the professionals today, here at Walker Electrical.