When it comes to your electrics, you might not know the detailed explanation about how they operate, which raises the question, how do you know when your electrics need rewiring? There are key tell-tale signs that could show you that you should seek professional assistance from an electrician, as certain signs could indicate that you need your electrics rewired.

This blog post will share some signs or indications that your electrics need rewiring.

Older Buildings

Starting off with a key reason why you might need your electrics rewired rather than a sign. Older houses tend to have mismatched electrics and older systems in place. Make sure your electrics are tested, especially when moving into an older building.


A consistent burning smell, which is not related to anything visible in your property, could indicate that your electrics are the source. If you believe that the smell is related to your electrics, turn off the power circuit immediately, and contact your electrician.

Blown Fuses

Do your fuses frequently trip? If they do, this is a major sign that your house needs rewiring. However, we also encourage you to check your appliances when fuses trip, especially if you have recently purchased a new electric appliance. If the tripped fuses are not down to a specific appliance, seek advice from a professional electrician.

Flickering Lights

A flickering light could mean that it is time to change your bulb; however, a deeper issue could relate to your wires. If the problem persists, even after you’ve changed the bulb safely, seek the advice of an electrician.

Electric Shocks

Electric shocks are also a key indication that your electrics might need rewiring. Even small electric shocks can indicate that rewiring needs to be done, along with a slight buzzing sound, which could highlight an internal issue.

Dishevelled Sockets

Plug sockets and switches are a good indication that you might need your electrics rewired, especially when it comes to appearance. If you notice that your sockets have burn marks or appear slightly discoloured, it could be a chance that a small electrical fire has occurred.

Be on the lookout for dislodged sockets as well.

Hiring an Experienced Electrician

When it comes to fixing your electrics or undertaking internal electrical services, such as rewiring, ensure you are working with an experienced electrician. Somerset Electrical Company Ltd, for example, has over 35 years of experience. We have worked on different residential projects for our clients and are happy to extend our services to you.

We offer full or partial rewires of your home, and you can contact us today, either via email, phone or on our online form.