This is a tricky question because sometimes there’s no way of knowing whether you need a complete electrical rewiring until something goes wrong. And keep in mind that although you may live somewhere where the wiring is old, it doesn’t necessarily mean your house needs electrical rewiring.
There are some simple checks that may be applicable when you move home or you’re faced with an incident that may warrant checking the wiring:-
If the lights are not working properly
If you’ve been flooded recently
You’ve moved into new, older property
Was the rubber that encases your wires installed sometime in the 60s, and has therefore been degraded?
Although old wiring doesn’t necessarily mean it’s automatically dangerous, you can usually ascertain how old it is by looking for clues such as:-
Black rubber coated cables
Lead or fabric coated cables
Wooden backed fuse-boxes with possibly cast iron switches
Light switches in bathrooms that are wall mounted
Flexes that are braided and hang from ceiling roses, brown and black switches and sockets that have been mounted within the skirting boards.
Rewiring Glasgow with GW Electric
If you’ve decided on getting rewiring Glasgow, you may be unsure of what to do next. You’ll need to prepare yourself for this, and firstly, you’ll need to decide which fixtures and fittings you want changed.
If you know right from the beginning what you need to do, then the job itself should be relatively straightforward, and you’ll make the work for us so much easier that the job should be done within time.
It would make sense to pack away your valuables and your most prized possessions in order to keep them safe. During the rewiring process we seek minimise mess and disruption. Naturally, we always clean up after ourselves if there is any mess.
Electrical Rewiring Glasgow - Free No Obligation Quote and Home Visit
We’ll start with a free no obligation quote, which will involve a home visit. The person that does this is usually a senior member of the team who will be able to see exactly what needs to be done. They can discuss what needs to be done with you and make recommendations on the best way of carrying out the job that works in your favour.
You can make an informed decision about what needs to be done, how it’s going to be done, and whether or not you want to go ahead.
Once we’ve finished you can then go ahead with any redecoration or refurbishing plans you may have.
Partial Electrical Rewiring Glasgow
However, you need to make sure this is what’s right for your home – it may be better to have the whole job done at once, but we can give you a free quote and see what’s best.
If you have any questions, don’t be afraid to ask, we’re a friendly team here at GW Electrics, so get in touch, and we can discuss your rewiring Glasgow, we can pay you a visit you and give you a free no obligation quote.