Rewiring Your Property – How Often Should It Be Done
There are many different opinions about how often you should rewire a house, and there are no set guidelines as to when a property should be rewired. Just because your wiring’s old, doesn’t mean it’s unsafe.
Many factors can affect the wear and tear of your electrical wiring and its installation. These may include things like the materials used or how your property has been used. Only you can be the judge of that. If however, you are unsure about the history or condition of your electrical wiring you may be better off getting a Periodic Inspection Report also know as PIR.
We would advise that PIRs be carried out on owner-occupied properties at least every 10 years and every five years in rented accommodation. The test will certify whether the electrics in a property are safe and tell you if anything needs upgrading. You should carry out regular checks around the house on the condition of your cables, switches, sockets and other accessories. If you notice anything unusual – burn marks on plugs and sockets, sounds of ‘arcing’ (buzzing or crackling), fuses blowing or circuit-breakers tripping – get a registered electrician to check your electrics as soon as possible.
At AJ Shire we provide all essential services realted to rewiring, safety, testing, inspections and reports so why call us today to discuss your rewiring needs or concerns.