Should I call an electrician? Does my home need rewiring?


Knowing if your home needs rewiring or not can be a mystery to those who are not familiar with electrical work, and it can be a daunting task to figure out. However, there are some simple things to keep in mind when considering that call out...Let's take a look at the common signs that you may need some modernisation:


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Rewiring is a job for a qualified and regulated electrician.


Age of the property:


Now traditionally, a home should be inspected by a qualified electrician every 10-years to validate the wiring and ensure the safety of the electrical systems throughout the house. However, it is more common that this is overlooked and neglected. If a property is more than 30 years old and has the original wiring, it is likely to need updating, at least in part, to meet modern standards, including replacing the fuse box with a modern consumer unit. For example, nowadays electricians use copper wiring with a PVC coating for all modern electrics whereas, in the past, aluminium wiring was used!

Lights flickering?


Now, lights around your house flickering could be nothing, maybe a bulb not screwed in properly, but if you have checked and it still persists this could be a sign of faulty or loose wiring that needs to be checked out by a qualified electrician. Other problems such as anything obvious from getting lightly shocked when plugging in appliances to circuit breakers that trip regularly. If you are still not sure, make the call, it is much safer just to call a professional rather than investigate yourself and regret it later...



If you are thinking about taking the matter into your own hands and having a go at doing some wiring of your own then we are more than happy to assist you. We don't just train students to become professionals and start careers in the trade...We understand the wants of people and know that sometimes short electrical training is useful to people looking to take on small tasks around the house.

Introduction to Basic Domestic Electrics, Electrician course is a perfect way to provide yourself with the knowledge and practical skills to undertake a domestic electrical installation safely! This course is ideally suited for those of you who want to achieve a basic understanding of domestic electrics and to understand what you can and cannot do within a domestic dwelling.

If you are looking for some more advanced electrician courses, to challenge yourself or even become a professional, then take a read of our website, all the details on all of the courses that we offer are online...You will see that there are a lot of short courses some even only last 2-days long but these are all necessary if you wish to become a full-time electrician, such as 18th Edition wiring regulations which is by law necessary for all people working with electrics in the UK. For convenience and efficiency, we have compiled all of the necessary bits and pieces of training into packages, such as our Gold Card Package. The package is also a great saving when compared to completing the courses individually...

Keep in mind...


A full home rewire is not a job for an amateur; it is very important for you and your family’s safety to employ a qualified electrician. There are serious safety implications with poorly installed electrics. Not only could it put you and your family at risk but insurance companies may not payout in the event of a fire. It may also be picked up in a survey when you come to sell.

Want some more information?


If you would like some more information regarding the Electrician courses that we provide here at our training centre then don't hesitate to get in contact, call 08081003245! Alternatively, you can come straight into our centre in Dartford, ask questions about the Electrician courses and training we provide, we will show you around and help you as best we can, hope to see you soon!

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