Three issues at hand

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Posted by: from Moose Jaw
3/28/2012 at 11:30:23 PM

Issue #1

My breaker box keeps blowing, a light in the basement sparked and blew the main breaker, lack of plugins and lights in our home. I have a 2 bdrm wartime home with basement, no upper level. There are only 3 lights upstairs in kitchen, hallway and bathroom, rest are downstairs and there are 3 down, only 1 currently working. What am I looking at for fixing the wiring issues as a ballpark figure?

Issue #2

My roof leaks in the back of our home, in one bedroom namely, we did get new shingles approximately 8 years ago, and I do not know where is coming from but roof is now beginning to sag. Cost in a ballpark figure to fix?

Issue #3

None of our walls are insulated in the back of the house, how much would this cost to insulate and dry wall both rooms, they are no bigger than 10X8 each.

Thanks for any info you can give as I am wanting to try to budget this asap... especially the electricity, it scares me with 3 kids in the home.

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Robert from Electrilight Ltd. in Oakville
Date/Time3/29/2012 at 7:48:49 AM

Repairs to prevent the fire hazards should be under $500. The rest of the place sounds like it should be attended properly by a local licensed electrician, not a cheap DIY guy. These problems need to be checked and repaired before your house catches fire.

People think anyone can do electrical, which is false and dangerous. Code rules change every year and as licensed contractors, we have a hard time keeping up sometimes, so those handymen surely aren't doing it all to code.

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