As soon as I bought the house, I had it rewired; the few switches and outlets the place had were likely installed with the original changeover from gas to electric. Shortly after rewiring, I had a steam radiator leak. Here you can see where the water from the floor above came through the porous patching compound the electricians pasted over the holes they made. Obviously it needs repair, but not before that steam radiator's been replaced. Of course that requires a system overhaul. There's only so many times a guy can climb the same ladder to repair the same water damage before he throws himself off it.