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Are you looking for an electrician who can help with electrical rewiring? But, not sure how to go about it? Your home is a complex machine that needs to work in order for you and your family members to live their best lives. Electrical systems are responsible for delivering electricity into homes, which makes them an important part of our day-to-day life activities at home or on the go!

Electrical rewiring can also be a big project that can be intimidating to homeowners. It requires knowledge and expertise to do it right. That’s why we’re here. We’ve got you covered and can complete any electrical rewiring that you need to be completed. Be it a large renovation project on a multi-story home or a small studio condo.

Here are a few indications you might need electrical rewiring:

  • Circuit breakers are tripping on a regular basis.
  • Appliances have shocked you.
  • You get a slight shock when touching a phone that is charging.
  • You have knob and tube wiring or another vintage wiring system (read more below).
  • Lights in your home don’t illuminate the room properly.
  • Flickering lights.
  • Scorch marks around sockets.
  • You use a lot of extension cords.
  • Plugged-in devices get hot when they shouldn’t.
  • A mix of old and new wiring.
  • Lights that make a buzzing sound.

What Is Electrical Rewiring?

Electrical rewiring involves fixing or replacing old and outdated electrical wiring in your home. It is important to ensure the safety of homes by conducting such a task as early as possible! This can be done due to multiple reasons like water damage, faulty electrical circuits, or even simply because you want to upgrade the current one.

A total rewiring of a property or a ‘complete rewire’ as it’s know entails the following:

  1. Old electrical panel must be removed and a new one installed.
  2. Replacing old circuit breakers (includes removing and disposing of old ones).
  3. All the old wiring is removed from the property.
  4. New wiring is then installed on the property.
  5. The old fuse box is removed.

If the entire home is being rewired and being brought up to date it’s also a good idea to consult with your electrician to make sure all of the outlets are up to date. Remove old outlets and replace them with new ones. It’s also a great time to get more outlets installed in the home where you might need them.

When Does A Home Need to Be Rewired?

There are a number of reasons why a home needs to be rewired. In addition to the list above these include:
Older homes/buildings may need electrical rewiring due to outdated wiring. How old? Homes that are 25 years old. So homes that were built just before 2000 at the time of writing this. Homes this old might not even be up to date with local and national electrical codes.

It can also be because of faulty circuits within the home that might cause fires or electrical shocks. In addition, older homes and buildings may also develop problems like rusty electrical wiring and this can catch on fire or become damaged.

Rewiring might be necessary for homes that have been completely renovated as well. When your home is under renovation you want to make sure it’s as safe as possible! Get the entire rewire done by a professional electrician before you move back in.

A home might need to be rewired if the electrical panel is damaged or ‘blown’. This can happen for a number of reasons including an accident, power surges from faulty wiring, failing breakers and switches, etc., as well as water damage that causes wires to corrode and short circuits to short out.

Replacing Vintage Electrical Rewiring

Older homes generally have vintage wiring that is a safety hazard. Electrical wiring was not as sophisticated as today. In fact, it could be a fire hazard! Aluminum, knob-and-tube, and cloth-insulated wiring are really old wiring systems that were still installed until about the 1970s. Since Long Island has a lot of old homes these are commonplace. They need to be replaced.

These old wiring systems increase the chances of a fire in your home. And they can’t keep up with the electrical demand of modern-day major appliances. Hence, it becomes important to have them replaced with modern ones to ensure safety.

Newer homes come with better wiring systems which are insulated wires inside plastic sheathing for increased safety. This is the typical wire that you see in a hardware store. This is what is used to replace old wiring systems.

What Are The Benefits Of Rewiring Your Home's Electrical System?

If you’re considering rewiring your home’s electrical system, there are many benefits to doing so. First and foremost, not only will it provide peace of mind knowing any faulty wiring has been removed from the premises but also lower energy bills which translates into a potential cost saving over time! Reducing your energy consumption is not just great for the budget, it’s also beneficial to our environment with fewer greenhouse gases being emitted due to lower usage. You won’t have any worries about faulty electrical wiring disrupting devices and appliances either!

Your home’s electrical system is a critical part of what makes it safe, functional, and warm. Over time a faulty electrical system can lead to a situation where you’ll need frequent electrical repairs or replacements for your devices because they are constantly breaking down from overloads in the wiring which is dangerous in and of itself. Blackouts are another major concern if they are caused by faulty wiring.

Also, making your home’s wiring safer can also result in cheaper insurance rates because you are less likely to cause accidents. However, there are some things that should never be done yourself and rewiring is one of them! You need an experienced electrician such as Two Brothers Electrical company for a job like this.

Old electrical wiring systems are not only dangerous but older wiring systems that should have been replaced years ago can’t handle the requirements of modern-day appliances. As technology gets more advanced so does the demand for power! If you have a home entertainment system with a fifty-inch flat-screen TV, surround sound speakers, and gaming consoles the kids are using in one room. The washing machine is going in the laundry. The fridge is operating. Another TV in a bedroom and another… You get the point that is being made. Right?

It’s not going to work if the wiring is not properly installed. It requires constant usage of power at peak efficiency. If it’s being run on an old wiring system it causes overloads on your home’s electrical system which is very dangerous.

How Much Does Residential Rewiring Cost?

The cost of rewiring varies depending on the size and location of your home. The former will determine how much work needs to be done, while its geographical location affects the price due to different market value fees charged by local power companies.

Rewiring can cost anywhere from a few thousand dollars for a small home to $20,000+ for a larger home and multi-building estates on the east end of Long Island.

The benefits of rewiring are always outweighed by the safety and peace of mind you will gain. You simply can not put a price on the safety of you and your family. Especially if you opt for our electrical inspection service after the wiring is finished to check your whole property.

Why Pick Two Brothers Electrical For Your Electrical Rewiring?

The electrical system in an older home is not just potentially dangerous to work with but you may also be unable to use modern-day appliances. It is important that any rewiring done on your old home has been completed by qualified professionals.

Two Brothers Electrical prides itself on being the premier electrical service company on Long Island. We have over 20-years of experience in the electrical industry and have fully rewired more homes than we can count.

Our goal is to make sure your home electrical wiring is safe and functional. For more information about rewiring your home, call Two Brothers Electrical today.

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