When you need to replace the wiring

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Questions regarding replacement of wiring in the apartment

We publish the answers of our master electrician to the questions that he most often hears from his customers. If you have additional questions to the foreman, call ☎ 095-100-90-31, the electrician will answer your requests in detail.

How much does it cost to change the wiring in the apartment?

Each customer wants the electrical wiring in the apartment to meet his wishes regarding a certain number of electrical appliances, lamps, as well as the convenience of the location of sockets and switches. In accordance with this, the power consumption of electrical appliances (total and separately), cable cross-section and the number of separate lines for energy-intensive consumers are calculated. To determine the cost of replacing electrical wiring, you need to know exactly all the above parameters.

How long is the service life of electrical wiring in an apartment or private house?

Even the best quality cable, which has GOST, cannot have a service life of more than 30 years. However, most cables have a life span of 20 years, after which they need to be replaced.

Can the wiring be partially replaced?

Of course, yes. After all, the main load falls on the cable that powers the outlet groups. Therefore, it is quite possible to replace the cable that is connected to the outlets, and leave the lighting system unchanged by making a connection diagnosis.

How to replace an incoming cable with an unsealed electricity meter?

Work flow:

  • You must contact the power supply company to remove the seal from the electricity meter at service centers or via the Internet. An employee of the energy company will draw up an unsealing act, in which he will indicate the readings of the electric meter, and remove the seal. In emergency cases, the electrician of the housing office has the right to remove the seal, while he must draw up the necessary act for the energy supplier.
  • A certain amount of time (about 10 working days) is given to carry out the electrical installation with the seal removed.
  • During this period, the incoming and outgoing cables to the electricity meter are replaced.
  • At the end of the 10-day period, the utility will seal the meter.

Who is responsible for the safe operation of electrical wiring?

All electrical wiring to the electricity meter is on the balance sheet of the housing office or other management company, which are required to audit power grids, switchboards, communal lighting, in order to prevent emergencies ... For the safe operation of electrical wiring after the electricity meter, its repair, modernization, replacement, fire safety is solely borne by the owner of the living space.

When is it necessary to completely replace the wiring

When planning a major overhaul, residents ponder and wonder if it's time to really change all the wiring.

They plan to change all electrical accessories without starting noisy, dusty work.

It is necessary to plan the replacement of electrical wiring if:

aluminum wiring is installed in the room, which has been in operation for 20 years or more;

there was no light during the operation of electrical appliances;

the circuit breaker was repeatedly turned off;

appliances (one or more) do not turn on devices;

there is a smell of burnt plastic;

the wiring was damaged by water (flooding the room).

If you have any of the above, therefore, wiring is needed, or diagnostics and repair. & nbsp; Presumably - replacement of wiring, or part of it. If for you some of above-stated, consequently, wiring needs, or diagnostics and repair electrics.

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