What Is The Cost to Update Electrical Wiring in an Old House?

What Is The Cost to Update Electrical Wiring in an Old House?

When you are living in an old house it is always a good idea to look into whether or not you might need to replace your wiring in order to protect your home.

The Cost of Rewiring an Old Home

Rewiring a home is a big job, however the cost is most of the time cheaper than repairing a home that has been affected by an electrical fire, which is usually because of an electrical fire. The cost of rewiring a home can have a large range depending on a variety of factors, including:

Methods Used to Access Wiring

There are many different ways to rewire a home. One way is to remove the drywall to access the wires all at once, however this way is expensive, invasive and takes a lot of time. Another less expensive option is to make small, strategic cuts and fish the wires through the walls, ceiling, and floor. If a home has an unfinished basement, it is often possible to run the wires through the old home’s floor joists.

Square Footage

The bigger the house is, the more the cost will be of the rewiring job. A house with more square footage will require more materials and work to rewire, so consider the size of the old home when looking into rewiring it.

Electrician Hired

The main factor of how much it costs to rewire an old home is usually down to the electrician hired to do the job. Always do your research and that the electrician you bring in has experience doing home renovations and that they will do a good job to save you from future expenses.

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