Whether you have recently moved into a new home you bought or was passed down to you, or you have been in home for decades, you may notice some indications that point to your home requiring some rewiring. Some of these warning signs may not be as obvious as others and many homeowners do not initially know what they are pointing too, but we at Burley Electrical Service, Inc. would like to take the opportunity to list them today that suggest you likely need home rewiring.
Identification of Old House Wiring
Modernly speaking, older homes were not designed to take on the demand of electrical needs. With affordable appliances, computers, printers, home theater systems, and other major and minor electrical devices surging energy, homes built decades ago were simply not built with such foresight. Any home constructed prior to 1970 is likely inadequately to support the demand of your family’s electrical needs, and any home built from then until the 2000s might also be unlikely to keep up with the needs.
Breaker Keeps Tripping
If the breakers are continuing to trip, it is not normal. When a wire running to or from a specific device becomes overloaded the circuit breakers keep you and your home safe by tripping or turning off. Resulting in a major electrical fire, an overloaded wire can become extremely hot. Should you notice the frequent tripping of your breakers, this is a major red flag and you should consider a home rewiring and potential upgrades.
Dimming & Flickering House Lights
Each time you turn on the vacuum cleaner or another large appliance, you can potentially notice your lights dim down. This is not a normal reaction, but it is common and suggests your wiring system is not accommodating the electrical flow. Updated electrical systems do not cause the lights to dim at all in fact. Should you notice the light intensity dropping, a rewiring may be in order.
Long Term Extension Cord Use
Extension cords are a temporary solution, and if you find that you are using them more often for everyday use, this means you need more outlets installed in your home to accommodate the demand.
Installing a New Appliance & Increased Electrical Demand
Appliances or electronic gadgets are constantly becoming more and more affordable and with the convenience of these appliances and devices, people are taking advantage of the commodities. If the wiring cannot accommodate the demand, then the above issues persists. TO ensure the safety of you and your home, a rewiring might be better done to ensure it can handle the load.
Electrical Wiring & More in Imperial Point, Pompano Beach, Plantation, Deerfield Beach, Boca Raton, Davie, Lighthouse Point, Parkland, Fort Lauderdale & South Florida
According to the National Fire Prevention Association, faulty wiring is one of the leading causes of residential fires. No one wants to deal with the hazards of potential fires caused by poor wiring. When hiring a pro, the number one goal of our electricians is your safety and a close second priority is customer satisfaction. Playing a major role to ensure a safer home for all members of your household with a steady flow for all household appliances is electrical wiring. When your South Florida home is in need of requiring, upgrades, or any other electrical services, call Burley Electrical Service, Inc today!