How Do I Know if My Home Needs to Be Rewired?

    Whether you’ve been in your current home for decades or you just moved in, electrical issues can pop up when the wiring in your house begins to deteriorate. This is particularly common in homes built before the 1950s, but age isn’t the only reason you may need to consider rewiring.

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    If you aren’t the first person to own your home, it’s possible that improper maintenance in the past can be causing electrical problems for you today. Many details, including exposed wires, aluminum wiring, and more can lead to unsafe electrical systems.

    What Signs Should I Look for?

    It’s likely that you won’t know about internal electrical problems unless you’re doing a home remodel. But there are many signs you can be on the lookout for without opening up walls.

    Symptoms that you may need home rewiring:
    • Discolored outlets and switches
    • Flickering lights
    • Burning smell
    • Circuit breaker trips consistently
    • Increasing electricity bill

    If you notice any of these symptoms in your home, it’s important to call Maverick Electric, Heating & Air promptly to schedule an inspection. Procrastinating on maintenance can put your home and your family at risk by increasing the likelihood of an electrical fire. While it’s possible that it’s not a serious problem, scheduling an inspection as early as possible can confirm whether you need rewiring or not.

    How Much Does Home Rewiring Cost?

    The cost of home rewiring depends greatly on the size and age of your home and the extent of rewiring that needs to take place. For example, if a previous homeowner built an addition onto the home and that’s where the damage lies, you may only need to rewire that portion of the house.The nationwide range for rewiring a house is between $1,500 and $10,000, but most homeowners pay an average of $2,100. The upside is that once it’s done properly, it’s unlikely that you’ll ever need to do it again.

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    How Long Does Home Rewiring Take?

    Home rewiring can take anywhere between 3 and 10 days, depending on the size of your home and the extent of the project. It’s an extensive and messy ordeal, so you should expect to move everything out of the rooms that need to be rewired. To speed up the process, it can be helpful to move your family in with a friend or into a hotel for the duration of the project. This eliminates the problem of people tripping over each other and ensures the safety of your family.

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    If you’re not sure if you need rewiring, give Maverick Electric, Heating & Air a call today to schedule an inspection. We’ll be happy to help you find the best solution for your home!