Whole Home Rewiring

If you’re living in a home that was built in the last century or at least 25 years old, chances are, your electrical system is due of an upgrade! From outdated wiring to insufficient outlets, these electrical challenges can pose serious safety risks and limit your ability to power the devices you rely on daily.

 

Whole Home Rewiring can help bring your home’s electrical system to fully support your 21st century needs. This process can include updating outlets, switches, circuit breakers, and other electrical components to ensure the safe and efficient operation of your home’s electrical system. Removing old, outdated wiring and installing new, modern wiring systems to meet current safety standards.

Signs that you need whole home rewiring

  • Frequent Circuit Breaker Trips: If you’re constantly restarting your circuit breakers, changing fuses or it just keeps tripping, it could indicate that your wiring can’t handle the your home’s current electrical load.
  • Flickering or Dimming Lights: Lights that flicker or dim unexpectedly might be a sign of damaged or overloaded wiring.
  • Burning Smell or Scorch Marks: Call a professional immediately. A burning smell or scorch marks around outlets, switches, or other electrical fixtures can indicate serious wiring problems.
  • Warm or Vibrating Outlets: Outlets that feel warm to the touch or seem to vibrate could be a sign of overloaded circuits or faulty wiring. Immediately call a professional to address the issue.
  • Frequent Electrical Shocks: If you experience shocks when touching appliances or switches, it’s a clear sign that there’s a problem with your wiring.
  • Limited or Non-Grounded Outlets: Older homes often have two-prong outlets that aren’t grounded, which can be a safety hazard. Modern homes require three-prong grounded outlets.

The Rewiring Process and What to Expect

  • Budget: Rewiring an entire home is a big job and can be expensive. We recommend budgeting for both labor and materials. 
  • Disruption: Prepare for any inconveniences once the work is underway. The process can be disruptive since access walls, floors, and ceilings is needed.
  • Choosing the Right Electrician: Ask for referrals, look at customer reviews and make sure you hire a licensed, experienced electrician. A good electrician will also do the job and make sure they’re working within your budget.
  • Permits and Inspections: Check if you need permits for the rewiring project in your area. Make sure all work meets local building codes and passes inspections.
  • Timing: Plan the project for a time that works best for you, considering the potential disruptions to your daily routine.

Aleco is North California’s #1 Local Electrician.

If you’re planning to have your home rewired or facing any concerns with your wiring, you can trust us with your home!