Protect your home from dangers of faulty or aged wiring.
While the whole house re-wire is a messy, invasive, noisy and involved repair, it is significantly less expensive than repairs or building replacement necessary due to an electrical fire caused by faulty or aged wiring. Faulty wiring is one of the leading causes of house fires and electrical shock in the United States.
Unfortunately, you may not know your wiring needs to be replaced until there is a significantly noticeable problem. This could range from electrical fire, burning or scorching scents, frequently tripping breakers, flickering lights, inconsistent or inoperable switches, blocked outlets, or frayed wiring.
In the mid-1960’s, a copper shortage gripped the United States, and builders began using more aluminum in homes, including for use as electrical wiring. Aluminum wiring has proved to be much more susceptible to electrical shorts and wears out faster than the preferred and safer copper wiring. All wiring and wiring insulation is subject to eventual degradation, but aluminum has proved to deteriorate more rapidly, becoming a dangerous choice. Without an electrical inspection performed by a licensed electrician, the unsuspecting homeowner may be surrounded by wiring that is one electrical short away from being a dangerous situation.
Houses built before the mid-century copper shortage may still have wiring problems lurking due to age or questionably installed electrical work. Whatever the age of your home, a simple electrical inspection can give you peace of mind that the wiring in your home is as safe as it can be. At Leading Edge Electric, we would prefer to correct any problems while they are minor, before a whole house re-wire becomes necessary.
The whole house re-wire is recommended when the wiring in a home is dangerous. Depending on the size of the home, the project may range from 1-2 weeks in duration. Because wiring exists within closed walls, and is secured to wall studs via fasteners, there is no mess-free way to replace wiring.
A Leading Edge Electric whole house re-wire is a start to finish project. From the wiring to any necessary drywall repairs, paint, or other cleaning as related to the project, we will bring your space back to “whole and complete.”
It is highly advisable to add “Electrical Inspection,” to your to-do list before purchasing a new-to-you home, or your current home that has not had the inspection performed. This is especially crucial for any home built before 1970. More information can be found here, on our Electrical Inspection services page.
No matter how urgent an electrical repair may seem, it is extremely dangerous to attempt solving electrical problems without professional training. If you or someone else are not injured or killed during your attempt, there is still a great chance that something was done incorrectly, posing a dangerous risk to you, your home, or your family. Faulty electrical wiring is the number one cause of house fires in the United States, according to the National Fire Protection Agency. To ensure the safety of your home and loved ones, always rely on a licensed professional for any electrical services. Hire a professional. Your life and safety of your property depend on it.