Signs Your Home Needs An Electrical Rewire

Knowing when to rewire your home is the most important way to keep you and your family safe, but how much do you actually know about the electrics in your home? To help you out, our team has created a handy guide explaining when you need to get your home rewired and how it can help you! 

Dimming or flickering lights throughout your home. 

Dimming lights indicates that they are not receiving enough voltage. On the other hand, flickering lights means they are receiving too much! This will not always require a rewire, but it is necessary to get it checked out as soon as you can. 

Fuse-blow outs are a regular occurrence 

Modern appliances are too much for a lot of old fuses and they need to be replaced if they continuously trip out. If this is the case, you need to get them upgraded with modern circuit-breakers, to avoid this issue in the future. 

Burnt out light bulbs 

Having light bulbs that burn out means that your sockets are receiving fluctuating voltage. Inconsistent voltage is a sign that you need to get your home rewired, as it is a key fire hazard. 

Outlets showing signs of charring 

If there is any charring or discolouring on your outlets, you need to get an electrician to take a look as soon as possible. This will be caused by a faulty connection that is sparking out under the wall and creating a small fire near the surface. This can lead to a range of different issues, including larger fires in your home. 

Consistent smell of burning 

If you can smell burning anywhere in your home, then this clearly suggests that something is not working as it should. It can be caused by shorting wires or small fires beneath the surface. Ideally, you need to get it looked at as soon as possible. 

Sparks coming from any outlet 

Sparks are a dangerous sign and can cause fires or electrical shocks. If you notice a spark when you plug or unplug an appliance into an outlet then you should call out an electrician as soon as you can. 

Need an electrical rewire in Maidstone? 

 We offer home rewires across Maidstone, Chatham, Sittingbourne, Rochester, West Malling, Aylesford, Gillingham, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, East & West Malling, Detling, Bearstead, Thurnham, Rainham, Faversham, Swanley, Ashford and Lenham. To arrange your free quote today, give us a call on 07999456793.