Rewiring a home can seem like a daunting task, but with proper planning, safety precautions, and by following electrical codes, I was able to successfully rewire my home without hiring an electrician. This guide will walk through the entire process to help you safely rewire your home too.

Reasons to Rewire and When to Call a Professional

There are a few reasons why you may want to rewire your home:

However, there are some cases when you should call in a professional electrician:

Preparing to Rewire Your Home

Before getting started, take time to prepare so the project goes smoothly:

Create a Plan

Purchase Supplies

Safety Gear

Running New Wires

Once you're set up, it's time to run the new wiring through the house:

Access and Inspect

Map Out New Wire Runs

Pull New Wires

Connect Wires

Label Wires

Installing New Outlets and Switches

Once the wiring is complete, the outlets and switches need to be installed:

Outlet Boxes

Wiring Devices

Installing Devices

Testing Devices

Important Safety Tips

Rewiring a home comes with electrical hazards if safety isn't made a priority:

By following proper precautions, taking your time, and adhering to the electrical code, you can take on rewiring your home safely without an electrician. But when in doubt, call in a professional!