Residential Rewiring

Successfully completed a full home rewiring for a 1920s heritage property, integrating modern electrical solutions while preserving historical integrity.

Residential rewiring is a significant and complex process. Rewiring involves several steps to ensure the safety and efficiency of a home’s electrical system. Here’s an overview of the process:

1. Inspection and Planning:

A thorough inspection of the existing electrical system is conducted to assess its condition.

The electrician will identify any outdated wiring, potential hazards, or areas that do not meet current electrical codes.

A detailed plan is created, outlining the scope of work, materials needed, and a timeline for the project.

2. Obtaining Permits:

Before work begins, the necessary permits must be obtained from local authorities to ensure the rewiring project complies with building codes and regulations.

3. Preparation:

The power supply to the house is turned off to ensure safety during the rewiring process.

Furniture and other household items are moved away from walls, and floor coverings are laid down to protect interiors.

4. Running New Wires:

 Old wiring is removed and replaced with new, up-to-code wires.

 New wires are typically run through walls, ceilings, and floors.

Specialized tools are used to snake wires through confined spaces without causing excessive damage to the structure.

5. Installing New Outlets and Switches:

 Outdated outlets and switches are replaced with modern, safer options.

Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) outlets are installed in areas with moisture, like bathrooms and kitchens, for added safety.

6. Upgrading the Electrical Panel:

If necessary, the electrical panel is upgraded to accommodate the new wiring system and to ensure it can handle the electrical load of the house.

7. Testing:

Once the new system is in place, comprehensive testing is performed to ensure everything is working correctly and safely.

This includes checking all outlets, switches, and electrical appliances.

8. Final Inspection and Approval:

A final inspection by the local building authority is required to ensure the rewiring project meets all safety standards.

Once approved, the power is turned back on, and the electrician provides a detailed report of the work done.

9. Clean-Up:

After the project is completed, the work area is cleaned up, furniture is moved back, and any debris is removed.

10. Customer Walk-Through:

The electrician walks through the project with the homeowner, explaining the changes and providing maintenance tips.