An electrical rewire is one of the most disruptive jobs that can be applied to a house. It is often a major undertaking and you need to accumulate as much information as possible before making a choice to carry out a rewire to your property.

To establish the true condition of the electrical installation which already exists in your home, have a very good Periodic Inspection Report performed in order to spot any problematical places. However, if you just examine your fuse panel and you see that cables are coming away, then it might be time to have a rewire anyway.

There are actually two methods to rewire a house and one would be to rewire it yourself. Rewiring the house by yourself is not a joke because a lot of work needs to get done. You will need to have at least a basic knowledge of electricity, otherwise you may end up having a disaster on your hands. Do not forget that electricity can also be a killer so it is not recommended to attempt this job yourself.

The second way, and also the best solution to rewire a home is to use an expert electrician. Why? Because they know the set standards for electrical installations as well as safety issues concerning electricity.

Allow me to share some tips about selecting the very best deals from electrical contractors.

1. Initially i suggest you make certain that you are hiring a professional electricians who are properly accredited by the related authorities. Examine his or her accreditations and ask them to give full details. They ought to have a card with them, and you should be able to check their registration number with the appropriate organization.

2. Your next move will be to acquire information about their prior works. Ideally from previous clients. You should be asking questions concerning the rewiring job they did for them. Did they face any problems with the contractor along the way? Are they happy with his or her work? If they are not, then you had better look for a different contractor.

3. When you are pleased with information about their previous work, the very next thing to try and do should be to agree a set price contract. Usually it’s the contractor who will present a proposal to you and after that follow up later with a contract in regards to the work that should be done. Read the fine print and make sure that there are no hidden prices. Also ensure that you are covered with the full warranty regarding work done.

4. So as to acquire an excellent price, get a minimum of three contractors to bid on your house rewire – unless you know a contractor personally and are satisfied with their work and price. Remember that this is a major task that may only happen once during your life, plus your safety and that of your family is at stake, so the cheapest price is not always the better selection.

5. Agree on things like, when will the job start and how long it will take.

As this is a major undertaking in your house, disruption of your daily routine is inevitable, but get an idea on just what disruption you will probably be facing. Find out if you will need to move out. For things such as moving the furniture, or removing and repairing part of the ceiling, you need to make it clear with the contractor who is liable for them before the job begins. It’s always a good idea to collect all the information you will require before embarking on any undertaking like a serious house rewire.

Playing with electricity could be a very dangerous occupation. When I need any electrical work doing myself, I call in a qualified individual. I can usually get this person from a reputable company by using the search term 'electrician london'. I use this term particularly because nearly all of my properties that I own are situated in London.

Author's Bio: 

I have been heavily involved in the property business for over twenty years. My work ranges from gardening, electrics and diy. Gasically I can turn my hand to pretty much anything.