Many older homes were built before electricity was commonly used, and even more were built before home owners had a variety of electrical appliances that needed constant streams of high-wattage electrical power. Even homes that were built in the 1980s are often poorly equipped to handle modern computers, refrigerators and televisions. It's no wonder that so many owners of older homes opt to have their homes rewired shortly after they move in.

We need to emphasize that rewiring your older home is not a task you should try to take on yourself. You need to hire a professional electrical contractor in Atlanta to make sure the job is done safely and correctly the first time. However, before you call out one of our Pat Murphy technicians in Atlanta, there are some steps you can take to be prepared.

Make an Inventory of Your Electronics

Before you start the process of rewiring, figure out what electronic devices you will be using and in what room. It is likely that you will need to add outlets or otherwise improve the electrical system based on what your needs are. Your residential electrical contractor will ask you for this information when planning the job.

Decide What You Want to Run

Rewiring a home will inevitably involve putting holes in the walls, floors or ceilings, so we always encourage our clients to make the most of it by running everything they want run at once. Most homeowners want data lines that can handle high-speed internet and cable, but some want security systems or fire alerts as well. Determine what you and your family will want and let us know.

Be Willing to Include Demolition and Reconstruction

You should expect a bit of a mess when you are rewiring the entire house. Instead of fretting about it, we encourage clients to embrace it. Are there rooms whose shape you'd like to change? What about walls that need a little TLC? Figure out what areas of your home could be improved during the process and let your Atlanta technician know what you would like done.

We also understand that you will probably not want to tear open the walls everywhere in your home. Walk our residential technicians through your property and explain which areas are delicate so that we can work with you to keep everything looking the way you want. Your happiness is our top goal at all times, so be sure to tell us exactly what you want.