Rewiring an older home

An electrical rewire is one of the most disruptive works that can happen to a house. It is usually a major project and you ought to collect as much information as you can before making the decision to rewire.To determine the correct working order of the electrical installation, have a good Periodic Inspection Report carried out in order to identify problematic areas. f you just look in your fuse panel and you observe that cables are coming off, then it may be time to have a rewire anyway.You have two ways to rewire a home and one would be to rewire it ones self. Rewiring the home by ones self is not a joke because a great deal of work has to be carried out. You will want to have at least a basic understanding of electricity otherwise you may wind up by having a disaster. Do not forget that electricity can and often does take life.

Secondly, and by far the safest way to rewire a home is to hire a competent electrician. Why? Because they know the set standards for electrical installations along with issues of safety in connection with electricity.

Here are some tips on choosing the best offers from electrical contractors.

1. Initially you must make sure that you are hiring a certified electrician who is properly accredited by the related authorities. Inspect his or her accreditations and ask them to give full details. They should have a card and also you should be able to check their registration number with the correct body.

2. Your next move should be to get information about or her previous works. Ideally from previous customers. You should be asking questions regarding the rewiring that they did for them. Did they encounter any problems with the contractor along the way? Are they satisfied with his or her work? If they are not, then you had better look for another contractor.

3. If you are satisfied with the information about their previous work, the next thing to do is to agree a fixed price contract. Usually it is the contractor who will present you a proposal and later a contract about the work that should be done. Read the fine print and make sure that there are no hidden charges. And also make sure that you are covered with a full warranty on the work done.

4. In order to get a good price, get at least three contractors to bid on your house rewire unless you know a contractor personally and are satisfied with their work and price. Remember that this is a major task that can happen once in your life and your safety and that of your family is at stake, so the cheapest price is not always the best price.

5.Agree on things like when will the work start and how long it will take.

As this is a major undertaking on your house, disruption of your daily routine is inevitable, but get an idea just how much disruption. Will you will want to move out, for example? For things such as moving the furniture, or removing and repairing part of the ceiling, you should make it clear with the contractor who is responsible for those before the project begins. It is always a good idea to gather all the information you will want before embarking on any undertaking such as a major house rewire.