When it comes to the electricity on your property, safety is always the top priority. Older homes or those that have been wired many years ago can pose a particular hazard, increasing the risk of electrical shocks or even fire. While requiring a whole property rewiring is relatively rare, there are some instances where it is necessary to keep everyone safe and ensure the building is legally compliant with safety regulations. Here are 3 signs to look out for that may indicate it’s time to consider having a professional rewire your household electrical system.
A Burning Smell
If you smell burning around your home and cannot attribute it to cooking or other heating appliances, this may be a sign that you need to call a professional in to look at your electrical wiring. This could either be caused by electrical shorts near your switches or behind your walls. It is vital you get this checked out as soon as possible as there is now an increased risk of larger fires occurring.
If you have installed an appropriate light with the right bulbs and it still flickers, this could be a sign that you need to have the house rewired. It may mean there is either too much or too little voltage for the light and can be caused by loose or faulty wiring around the home. Again, ignoring this could lead to fires or more serious issues in the future.
An Electrical System Over 25 Years Old
If you know that your property hasn’t had a rewiring completed in the past 25+ years, it is probably time to speak to a professional. Updates in technology and safety regulations mean there is a risk that your existing wiring may be dangerous or unable to deal with the new demands of modern living. You may also find that, in the event of you embarking on major remodelling work, you have to have partial or full rewiring completed to abide by UK Building Regulations too.
Here at MJH Electrical Services, we have a dedicated team of highly experienced and recommended professional electricians to help with small and large-scale projects. We can help you to identify whether a full rewiring is needed, or whether smaller repairs will keep your property safe. To discover more and speak to a member of the team, please do get in contact with us here today.