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How can you tell if your house or office needs rewiring?

How can you tell if your house or office needs rewiring?

It’s important that you stay safe within your house or office and electrics are something that should be regularly checked. It is advised that you get a qualified electrician to test your electrics. However, there are some checks that you can do yourself in order to identify possible electrical faults. If the wiring has not been replaced for a long period of time it may be time to think about undergoing a full electrical re-wire.

Warning signs to look out for;


1. Number of sockets in each room

If there is only 1 or 2 single sockets within each of your rooms this could mean that the electrical installation is quite old and therefore may have signs of deterioration.


2. Overheating

Are there any signs of overheating at the socket outlets?


3. Fuse box

Does the fuse box look aged? If the fuse box looks new there is also a possibility that it has just had a fuse box change and not a full electrical rewire. If it has rewirable fuses, this could be a sign that the electrical installation is very old.


4. Switches and plug sockets

Are the switches and plug sockets badly fitted and showing live parts?


5. Cable Installation

Have any cables been installed incorrectly. All cables should be vertical or horizontal from switches and plug sockets and should never be diagonal.

If you are concerned about any of the above problems, it would be advised to contact a qualified electrician. We offer a professional electrical re-wiring service and can provide expert advice to ensure that your home or office electrics are fully safe.


If you would like to speak to us regarding full house or office electrical rewires please call us on 0800 9788 168 or click here to email us >

  • Mukesh Varde
    Posted at 11:20h, 02 March

    Useful post !! These warning signs help the home owners to identify the faults and decide whether to go for re-wiring or not. Here are few more points we need check for re-wiring.

    1) If your home is older than 40 years
    2) If you’re relying on extension cords for power
    3) If your home has ungrounded, two-prong outlets
    4) If your home has aluminum instead of copper wiring

    If you notice any of the above warning signs, have an electrician inspect your electrical system.

  • admin
    Posted at 14:46h, 08 March

    Thanks for these extra tips

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