Electrical  /  December 18, 2019

How to Know When It’s Time to Rewire Your Home

If you’re living in or have recently purchased an older home, you might notice that some of the electric isn’t up to standard. If you’re constantly blowing fuses or are starting to see cracks in your outlets, it might be time to consider rewiring your home. 

Rewiring your home can make your home safer and run more efficiently. In a lot of cases, it’s a necessity. Unfortunately, due to how intense rewiring houses can be, it can also be pretty expensive. The actual cost of rewiring a house varies, so reach out to an electrical handyman to get an exact cost estimate. 

When is it necessary to rewire a house?

Generally, there’s a few signs that let you know when rewiring your house is necessary. The signs are: 

  • Constantly blowing fuses or tripping circuit breakers
  • A burning smell or sizzling sound that’s persistent
  • Charred, cracked, or faded outlets and switches

You’ll also want to look into rewiring your home if it’s more than 50 years old. Even if you’re not experiencing issues this extreme, you should have an electrical handyman take a look at your electricity every 5 to 10 years or so.

What will it cost to rewire my house? 

Complete Electrical Biz estimates the cost of rewiring a small house to run between $1,500 to $3,500. If your home is larger and the wires are hard to access, the wiring could be more expensive – up to $10,000 or more. 

Ultimately, it really depends on the size and age of your home, as well as if you’re adding on any additional wiring. The cost also depends on how you’re rewiring your home. For example, if you’re tearing out walls to tear out old wiring and then putting up new drywall, it’s going to cost more. 

There are a lot of other factors that can impact the cost of rewiring your home. The good news is, most people only need to rewire their homes once, and you likely won’t have to rewire it for another ten or more years. 

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Whether your home needs a full rewiring or you just want an experienced professional to check out an electrical issue, call Handyman Connection today. We’ll connect you with a local electrical handyman in your area who can help.

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