Residential vs. Commercial Rewires

Rewiring is not a new service provided by your local electrician. This has been a long-time service that has helped many homeowners and commercial businesses achieve greater goals for future productivity and safety. A rewire is performed on vehicles, appliances, and homes or buildings, depending on the need. But when it comes to residential and commercial rewires, the process is quite different, something only an expert residential electrical services Denver electrician should perform. 

Why Rewire?

Home and business structures age. And depending on the climate and when routine maintenance and inspections take place, your home or business may need more than just general electrical services. A home or business rewire should happen if the residence or building is around  25 years old and hasn’t been updated. Old wiring is outdated, and will most likely not meet the modern codes. Your residential electrical services Denver master electrician can check to see if you have aluminum or copper wiring by taking a closer look. Your home or business would need a rewire to support the modern technical demands of household electronics and larger appliances.

Which brings us to the subject of aluminum wiring. Aluminum wiring is outdated and susceptible to household fires. Aluminum should be replaced with copper, which is what your electrician uses for all residential and commercial properties today.

If you notice easily-tripped circuit breakers or plugs that feel hot, this could mean you need a rewire. Blown fuses, exposed or damaged wires, a consistent burning smell or buzzing sounds coming from outlets are just a few signs that you should call your electrician immediately to have them take a look. Another easily overlooked sign that you would need a rewire is a sudden spark when appliances are plugged in. 

If you notice any of these problems in your home, call an electrician immediately.

Residential vs. Commercial Rewire

Your home’s rewiring may not seem like a difficult task at first, but as you dive deeper into the core of your home, you’ll quickly find that it’s much more than you can accomplish by yourself. A home’s rewiring lies behind walls and floors of each room in your home. First, the electrician will equip himself with safety gear and protective covering for your furnishings before a rewire begins. Next, they’ll carefully mark all locations where work is to be done, taking careful note of chases and fuse boxes. The electricians will lift the carpets and floors of those rooms for easy access to wires and make channels and new space for accessories and electrical boxes. They’ll use a tidy to remove dust and debris and to keep a clear space when your home’s rewire is completed. The final phase includes the rewire to your smoke alarms, sockets, and outlets before finally plastering your walls to be like new. Finally, they’ll perform a test to ensure that all rewiring is working smoothly. 

Commercial rewires are similar to residential, as far as the initial inspection of the property. The building is larger and more complex than residential, so a rewriting should take place before the bundling construction is complete. In any case, a rewire can be performed in a 6-stage process, similar to what a residence rewire looks like, which includes the marking of locations, removing of carpets and floors, rewriting all new cables to brand new boxes and outlets and accessories within the building. 

Whether you need a whole house rewire or it’s time for a building inspection, it’s important to have an expert local electrician. Licensed and insured, our New Electric team specializes in residential and commercial rewiring in Centennial and Castle Rock locations. For 24/7 maintenance, call their office or schedule an appointment for your home or commercial inspection today!

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