Live in an Older Home That Doesn’t Support Your Modern Needs?
You May Need to Consider A Rewire. We do that, here’s generally what to expect. (Although every situation is different, this is a simplified version of the process.)
Rewiring an older home can be a complex and time-consuming process, especially if the home is a historical or landmark building. Here is a general outline of the steps that a professional electrician might take to completely rewire an older home:
- Turn off the power: The electrician will need to shut off the power to the entire home before starting any work. This is to ensure the safety of both the electrician and the occupants of the home.
- Inspect the electrical panel: The electrician will inspect the electrical panel to determine the type and size of the electrical service, as well as to identify any problems or issues that need to be addressed.
- Create a wiring plan: The electrician will create a detailed wiring plan that outlines the new electrical layout of the home, including the location of outlets, switches, light fixtures, and other electrical devices.
- Install new wiring: The electrician will begin installing new electrical wiring throughout the home, following the wiring plan and local building codes. This may involve running new wires through the walls, ceiling, and floors of the home.
- Install new outlets and switches: The electrician will install new outlets and switches in the locations specified in the wiring plan.
- Install new light fixtures: The electrician will install new light fixtures in the locations specified in the wiring plan.
- Test and inspect the work: Once the new wiring has been installed, the electrician will test all of the outlets, switches, and light fixtures to ensure that they are working properly. They will also conduct a thorough inspection of the entire electrical system to ensure that it meets all local building codes and is safe for use.
This is just a general outline of the process, and the specific steps will depend on the size and layout of the home, as well as the individual electrician’s methods and practices.