Rewiring means replacing your old wires and cables with new ones everywhere throughout your home’s electrical system. A complete electrical rewiring is a large undertaking for any homeowner. It may be possible to accomplish your electrical goals without rewiring your whole house. If this is the case, we’ll work with you to create a plan that fits your electrical needs and is less invasive than a complete rewire.
But, in certain situations, a full house rewiring is required due to deteriorating wires or outdated electrical installations. For example, aluminum wires deteriorate faster than other types of electrical wires and may need to be replaced sooner rather than later. If you need a complete home rewiring in Ann Arbor, you’ll want to work with an electrician you trust. Current Electrical Systems has rewired houses in Michigan since 1994, so we know our way around electrical systems.
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If your house still has knob and tube wiring, you likely need complete home rewiring. Knob and tube wiring is an old-fashioned electrical system that fell out of favor in the 1940s and is now often considered a major safety hazard. New installations are not permitted to use this type of wiring, and some insurance companies refuse to insure homes that have knob and tube wiring installed.
There are a few reasons for this response: