When it comes to taking care of your home and ensuring it is as safe as possible you should take into account the very life of it, the electricity supply. When it comes to modern day living, electricity consumption has increased drastically and you may need to factor this in when having your home rewired.
Houses that are older than 50 years are also at risk from damaged and failing electrical cables throughout the home that could cause fires in places that cannot be seen. Rewiring the home can be a long and strenuous job that requires a fully trained electrician to undertake. Trying to do it yourself or hiring an unregistered electrician can lead to loss of life, severe electrical burns, electric shock, increased risk of electrical fire in the home and voiding of any home protection insurance that you may have.
Is it really worth risking your home and family just to save a few dollars? Not in the slightest. Just because you hire a safe electrical service to take care of your rewiring does not mean that it will cost you the earth, In fact, you may be surprised at how affordable it can be and you can sleep safely at night knowing it has been done by a professional in this field.
The price of whole house rewiring costs will depend on several factors from the size of the home, how easy it is to access the power cables and the age of the home. As a rough estimate a 1500 sqft – 3000 sqft home costs between $8000-$15000 to completely rewire. If your house is older than 30 years old you should at the very least have the wires inspected by a professional to ensure that they are safe and free from damage.
Things to look out for that hint at problems with your wires are a frequently tripped trip-switch, charred or damaged power outlets and a smell of burning with a hissing or buzzing sound. Any of these signs would indicate that there is a problem with your power cables and should be remedied before serious damage occurs.
While it may appear to be quite a large outlay to have your whole house’s electricity rewired, it is a once in a lifetime cost that will provide you with a safe home to live in. You can never be too careful when it comes to having your home rewired, and hiring a quality professional is the most important requirement.
Using a cheap alternative will place you at risk and can lead to it costing more in the long term as you continually try to repair damage from shoddy and poor wiring. We provide a safe electricity service at competitive rates in the Chicago area. Contact us to arrange a check-up or quote for your rewiring needs.