Old Wiring Upgrades Worcester
Old wiring upgrades or Faulty wiring is the leading cause of residential fires, according to a 2009 study by the National Fire Prevention Association. And the older your house is, the greater the chances that the wiring might be outdated or unsafe.
Old wiring upgrades—even knob and tube wiring that dates back to the early 20th century—isn’t inherently dangerous, but unless you were around when the house was built, you can’t be sure the electrical system is up to code. Plus, materials such as wire insulation can deteriorate over time.
If you don’t know when your wiring was last inspected, it’s worth paying a licensed electrician to give it a once-over, especially if you have any of these warning signs:
- Breakers that trip or fuses that blow repeatedly
- A tingling sensation when you touch an appliance
- Flickering or dimming lights
- A persistent burning smell from a room or appliance
- Warm, discolored, or sparking outlets
- Two-prong ungrounded outlets throughout the house
- No ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) outlets in kitchens, baths, and other areas exposed to moisture.
Wiring, over time, eventually starts to show visible signs of degradation. Whether it’s been damaged in a rodent infestation, exposure to water, overheating or something else, rewiring your home or business decreases the risk of fire and other hazards associated with damaged electrical systems. The key to a successful and safe rewire begins with finding the right electricians for the job and rest assured, for we are the best you will get in all of Worcester.Our experts will carefully analyse your wiring and give you a final verdict of whether you need a wiring upgrade or not
Worcester Electrician Services has been proud to provide both commercial and residential rewiring services to homes and businesses in the area. Outdated and damaged wiring is a huge hazard and it is always better to be safe and replace the whole than be sorry.
If your home or business needs rewiring services, give us a call today to schedule an appointment with one of our professionals.