Older homes typically use the “knob and tube” wiring method or aluminum wiring, which are outdated and can be unsafe. We can assess your home for safety and replace old wiring with safer systems.
Replace Old, Unsafe Wiring, Toronto
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Why is copper wiring better than K&T or aluminum wiring?
How much will re-wiring my home cost?
This can depend on several factors, though the average cost of an entire re-wire for the home using copper is typically $10,000 CAD upwards. The cost varies greatly based on the square footage or the size of your home (determining the lengths of wiring that will be needed), the age of your home since the last renovation (showing how much work will need to be done and how long a complete overhaul will take), and the licensed electrical contractor that you choose.
The longer you wait to upgrade your wiring, however, the more expensive you can expect it to be. A home that goes several decades without modernizing can accumulate to over $30,000 of needed upgrades, most of which will be required by law or for insurance purposes anyway. If you plan on long-term ownership, it’s much better to get it done sooner than later.
Factors can include the cost of opening up the walls, the cost of materials and labour, whether enhancement wiring is preferred (to ensure that the wires are secure), and permit acquisition costs. For any questions, contact MADE ELECTRIC today!
Can you fix work done by an unlicensed electrician?
MADE ELECTRIC offers re-wiring services and any work done by unlicensed individuals should definitely be inspected as soon as possible. Since residential wiring is such a large project and a very complicated process, hiring a professional to fix up any work done by previous homeowners can save you a lot of expense in the long run.