Does Your Property Require Rewiring?

It’s not always easy to determine whether or not you require rewiring in Glasgow. If you can’t’ see anything wrong, and nothing’s gone wrong with the electrics so far, you may not be sure if there is even a problem to worry about. But if you’ve moved into a new property and you suspect the wiring may be older than you deem safe, it may be a good idea to get your electrical wiring checked out by a professional.

As you may know there are a lot of properties in the UK that still have old wiring, and the entire system may need redesigning to ensure a safe supply of electricity to your property.

Rewiring in Glasgow

First you need to find someone reliable, someone who is qualified and experienced enough in the Glasgow area to give you an informed opinion on what needs to be done – if anything. Although if the wiring is quite old, it’s more than likely that something will need to be done. If they’re that old, they probably don’t comply with the new Wiring Regulations, so you will have to do something about it.

It might be a good idea to get a reliable electrician to look over your property before you buy, and that way you can make sure this is reflected in your offer.

Here are a few tips on whether your property in Glasgow needs rewiring:

  • There’s evidence of old lead wiring

  • The fuse box has wooden casing

  • There are round sockets on the skirting boards

  • The flexes aren’t covered in rubber and have multi-coloured wires

  • It’s evident that the property hasn’t been checked for some time.

If your house was made before the early 80s, perhaps in the 60s and 70s, then you’ll find all sorts of anomalies where electrical wiring is concerned. For instance:

  • Aluminium wire was used rather than copper, which is likely to catch fire more easily

  • There was no earth cable in houses before the early 80s and this means you’re more likely to have electrical shocks

  • The whole point of an earth wire is to get rid of access to electricity so you can avoid getting electrocuted - without this your house is an accident waiting to happen.

Find a Reliable Electrician For Your Property Rewire in Glasgow

If you believe your property falls into any of the above categories, then it’s more than likely you need a rewire. If you’re feeling quite worried by the prospect of rewiring in Glasgow, then consider this – the value of your property will be considerably higher if you do go ahead, as well as making your new home safe and free of harm for both you and your family.

Because we are a team of reliable, qualified and experienced electricians we can carry out a thorough survey of your property and ascertain what needs to be done and how soon.

Get in touch today if you require rewiring in Glasgow or if you have any questions at all.