A Step-by-Step Guide to Rewiring your Premise
It is a common phenomenon for all devices to wear out over time. Similarly, the electrics in your home will eventually depreciate causing a serious danger to you and your family, your home or your business. Electric shocks or fires resulting from old and faulty electrics can have grave implications, including financial loss and injury. The most obvious premises that have faulty wiring are old buildings or properties that have been flooded. Making sure that all your electrics are updated and safe to use is a crucial responsibility for any property owner. Therefore, here’s a look at a step-by-step guide to rewiring your premise so that no mishaps take place.
What is Rewiring?
Rewiring involves a comprehensive process of removing old and faulty wires and having them replaced with new and safe electrics, making sure that all relevant building regulations have been met at the same time. When it comes to rewiring, it simply doesn’t mean to hack out old wires and replace them with new ones, instead, the process involves several different tasks such as improving the fuse box, increasing or shifting hard-wired smoke detectors and implementing date sockets in premises that are very old and outdated. All-in-all, the rewiring process is quite extensive and it is important to hire a professional to do it rather than doing it yourself, which might result in either financial loss or injury.
Do I Need Rewiring?
In order to ensure that the electrics in your premise are safe to use, you need to have it checked by a professional over certain intervals, who is also in a better position to guide you about whether you need rewiring or not. However, you need to be aware that if you are planning any new rewiring, it has to comply with the electrical safety regulations stated in Part P of the Building Regulations.
So in case you are planning to add an extension to your property to manage the additional power load, which will make your property safer, you will have to make sure your rewiring complies with the necessary regulations. Regardless of whether you are planning on a rewiring for your property, premises that are over 25 years old, need an evaluation of their electrics to guarantee everything is functioning safely and in proper condition.
What Should I Consider Before Getting My Property Rewired?
Keep in mind that certain rewiring processes might be disruptive. This can include the removal of floors, plaster and skirting boards. However, nothing is more disruptive that a visit to the hospital or having your premise burn down to ashes. Therefore, it is a wiser decision to have all your electrics checked in due time before any serious damage takes place. Rewiring can also be time consuming and might take up to a few days before everything is completed and made sure that it is safe to use. Nevertheless, it is highly recommended to hire a professional electrical contractor that will carry out the necessary work in stages and minimise disruption in your home, making the process smooth, simple and quick for you