How do I know if my house needs a rewire?

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We recommend that you should have the installation in your home checked every ten years (every five years for privately rented homes)

Answered by Sarah, Electrical Safety Expert

We recommend that you should have the installation in your home checked every ten years (every five years for privately rented homes). Ask a registered electrician to carry out the check. They will then issue you with an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR), this will confirm whether the installation is safe or if any improvements are required or recommended. The electrician will be able to advise you on things like a full or partial rewire, socket heights etc.

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