The short answer to this question is yes, but there is more to think about. It is good to think about the process the local electricians will go through to rewire your house without removing the drywall.
Many of our customers come to us with concern and are often stressed about the process of rewiring a house. Many are concerned about the costs and worry about what we have to do to their house in order to rewire. To reassure you, we want to let you know that we are careful, professional, courteous, and treat your home as if it were ours.
Do not let your fears about rewiring you keep you from doing it. Faulty wiring can be dangerous and could cost you much more than electrical companies charge to rewire your home.
A wire can cause a spark that can become a raging hot fire destined to burn down your beloved home and valuables. But we still understand the concern our customers have about the disruption and mess an electrical project could cause and the process of rewiring a home without removing the drywall is one many of our customers ask about.
We take our planning very carefully so that we are fully prepared for any job. Planning ahead helps the process of rewiring go smoothly and limits the amount of mess we have to make.
There are a few things a residential electrician must prepare to ensure a smooth and professional job:
Having a detailed blueprint of your current home electrical wiring, that needs to be replaced, is crucial to a swift and clean process. This map will help us prepare for any roadblocks and determine the best way to rewire your home.
Sometimes it is best to put new wiring in differently than the old wiring. Having a plan for the new wiring can guide us around obstacles and ensure the wiring is safe, efficient, and well-placed.
Calculations will tell us how much wiring is needed and where it should be located for the best outcome.
After we have planned out the job, it is important to make sufficient room for a residential electrician so they are able to run the new wiring through the crawl space or attic.
A clear path should be made so that new wiring can be fed along our pre-planned routes and to all of your outlets. We will also have to easily reach all of your outlets.
Removing Old Wiring
Our customers who are concerned about the disruption and mess a rewiring job can cause are typically concerned with this step in particular. We want to assure you that we always do our best to limit the amount of mess in a customer’s home.
Old wiring can be removed through a crawl space so that drywall never has to be patched. It is common to find that old wiring is stapled which means we cannot just pull the old wiring out. Sometimes it is easier to cut the electrical cables so that most of it can be removed while leaving buried cable in the wall.
Sometimes old wiring is positioned in such a way that makes our life much easier. If located correctly, we are able to allow the new wiring to fall into place while removing the old.
It is always important to recycle the old wiring instead of throwing it in the trash.
Installing New Wiring
Installing new wiring can be complex or even difficult. Before we run the new wire through, we have to cut an opening for every one of the electrical device boxes.
After that is completed, we have to drill a hole in the top plates of the wall. This hole should be directly above or below each of the openings we have pre-cut. This usually takes 2 electricians because one will feed in the new wiring while the other will catch it.
If we planned correctly, this part of the job is much easier for everyone involved because we will be able to feed the wiring to every outlet on our pre-planned routes.
How Much Does it Cost to Rewire a House?
The cost of a Lubbock electrician can vary significantly, but it is always important to find someone that you can trust who has sufficient training and expertise.
The exact cost will be based on many factors about the home including:
For a small home, the cost ranges from $1,500 to $3,000 while a larger home will typically be $8,000 to $20,000.
Call us at 806-450-1465 today for a free quote!
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