We thought you might like to know how long it takes an electrician to re-wire a house. It’s a common question we receive whenever we do service inspections, but there’s no simple answer.
That’s because it depends on several factors, including how extensive the problems are with loose or faulty wiring. We can, however, explain some rough guidelines for determining how long it takes to rewire typical homes.
How Long to Re-Wire Your Home in Kansas City
We should first mention why customers choose to rewire their homes. They may choose to do this for several reasons, such as old or outdated wiring (i.e., cloth wiring, aluminum wiring, and knob & tube wiring). It’s also an option if we think we need to adjust or tighten wires rather than fully replace them.
How long does it take to rewire and what does it cost? The duration and costs for rewiring a home vary significantly depending on home size and the level of access we have to run wires. Obviously, a five-bedroom house with 3,000 square feet would take longer than a small 1,000-square-foot home.
When we mention accessibility, this usually depends on how much a customer will let us break into the walls. If we can get right to the wires and pull out the bad ones, then the job goes faster. Of course, this is not always feasible.
The time to do a solid job could range anywhere from several days to several weeks depending on the size and complexity of the home.
Know When It’s Time to Re-Wire a House
What are the signs that it’s time to replace the wiring in your home? Keep an eye out for these common problems:
- You see a strange black coating or scorch marks around some of your electrical outlets.
- The circuit breaker trips constantly or you notice flickering lights more often.
- Some of your appliances are emitting smoke for no other discernible reason.
- You’re in an older home, one that might have obsolete materials such as knob & tube wiring.
These are among the most obvious electrical flags, which could come from faulty wires, breakers, or other culprits. At any rate, you should not ignore them. Call Fusion Electric if you notice one or more of these problems.
Other Electrical Services We Offer
While wires are the veins of an electrical system, there are many other devices and components that will dictate how well your utilities operate. That’s why we offer a full array of electrical services to cover every critical aspect of home circuitry. These are some of the most popular among our clients in Kansas City.
- Panel Upgrades
Your home may need panel upgrades if your breakers do not keep up with your service needs. Some homes still operate off of 60-amp breakers when today’s standards call for 100 amps. We can rectify this problem, and we offer $50 off labor costs if you mention the coupon on our website.
- Outlet & Switch Installation
We talk a lot about GFCI outlets because they make a huge safety difference, and many older homes still don’t have enough. This task might seem DIY-friendly, but it’s better to let an electrician put them in to avoid trouble.
- Ceiling Fan Installation
This might seem like yet another minor task, but not if you want them to run correctly. Like any other fixture, it’s possible to wire it backward (reverse polarity) and create serious safety hazards.
Learn How the Pros at Fusion Electric Can Re-wire a House for You
Fusion Electric also assists customers with indoor and outdoor lighting and other amenity upgrades. We’re in high demand because our experienced electricians can handle just about any scenario. Therefore, don’t hesitate to call us if you think there’s anything wrong with the wiring in your house.
One reason you can expect thorough and efficient work from us is that we’ve earned recognition for Super Service from business groups like Angie’s List. We also have numerous positive testimonials, and BloggerLocal considers us one of the top electrical companies in the KC metro area.
You can learn more about what it takes to re-wire a house by contacting us anytime.