You may notice some indications that point to your home requiring some rewiring; whether you have recently moved into a new home you bought or was passed down to you, or you even one you been living in for decades. Where some red flags may obviously point to a home requiring rewiring, others may not be so plain to homeowners. In an effort to help you recognize the signs, we at Peterkin Electric have compiled a brief list of warning signs that point to needing a rewiring for your home.
House Lights Dimming & Flickering
You can potentially notice your lights dim down each time you turn on the vacuum cleaner or another large appliance; this is not a normal occurrence. Though common, it likely your wiring system is not accommodating the electrical flow. As a matter of fact, a maximized updated system will not cause the lights to dim at all. A rewiring may be in order if you notice the light intensity dropping.
Long Term or Permanent Extension Cord Use
If you find that you are using extension cords more often for everyday use, it means in order to better accommodate the demand you need more outlets installed in your home. Extension cords are only designed for temporary use.
As appliances and electronics become more and more affordable, these gadgets are becoming more dominant in everyday households. A number of issues manifest when the electronic system is not equipped enough to handle the energy flow. A rewiring might be in order to handle the flow of electricity and to ensure the safety of you and your home.
Does a 1970s House Need Rewiring?
To take on the demand of electrical needs for today’s average living, older homes were simply not designed to take on the demand of electrical needs. House built decades ago did not have the foresight to keep up with today’s appliances, printers, computers, home theater systems, and other major and minor electrical devices surging energy. The demand of your family’s electrical needs are likely inadequate for homes constructed prior to 1970. Additionally, homes built from there until about 2000 more than likely need upgrades as well.
Breaker that Keeps Tripping
It is abnormal for breakers to continue to trip and this issue should not be ignored. The circuit breakers keep you and your home safe by tripping or turning off in the event a wire running to or from a specific device becomes overloaded. These overloaded wires generally get intensely hot which can result in a major electrical fire. A major red flag, recommending a home rewiring and potential upgrades, is when the breakers frequently trip.
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Inadequate, poor and faulty wiring is one of the leading causes of residential fires according to the National Fire Prevention Association. Poor wiring should be the least of your concerns and no one wants to deal with an electrical fire. The number one goal of our electricians is your safety when you invest a professional from Peterkin Electric and following closely behind is customer satisfaction. If you think your home is need of a rewiring or upgrades, call us today to get started!