You may notice some indications that point to your home requiring some rewiring, no matter if you have recently moved into a new home you bought, you are living in a home that was passed down to you, or you have been in a home for decades. We at Peterkin Electric would like to take the opportunity to list them today that suggest you likely need home rewiring since some of these warning signs may not be as obvious as others and many homeowners do not initially know what they are pointing too.
Breaker Continuously Trips
It is not normal if the breakers are continuing to trip. In order to keep you and your home safe by tripping or turning off when a wire running to or from a specific device becomes overloaded the circuit breakers. A major electrical fire can result from an overloaded wire since they become extremely hot. This is a major red flag, and you should consider a home rewiring and potential upgrades should you notice the frequent tripping of your breakers.
Extension Cords Cannot Replace Permanent Wiring
Extension cords are designed for temporary solution, however if you find that you are using them more often for everyday use to accommodate the demand, you need more outlets installed in your home.
Lights in House Keep Dimming
You can potentially notice your lights dim down each time you turn on the vacuum cleaner or another large appliance. Since it is common and suggests your wiring system is not accommodating the electrical flow since this is not a normal reaction. Updated electrical systems do not cause the lights to dim at all in fact. A rewiring may be in order if in the event you notice the light intensity dropping.
New Appliance Installation
People are taking advantage of the commodities as appliances or electronic gadgets are constantly becoming more and more affordable and with the convenience of these appliances and devices. The above issues persist if the wiring cannot accommodate the demand. A rewiring might be better done to ensure it can handle the load to ensure the safety of you and your home.
Old Age of Home
A simple fact, older homes were not designed to take on the demand of electrical needs. Homes built decades ago were simply not built with such foresight with affordable appliances, computers, printers, home theater systems, and other major and minor electrical devices surging energy. To support the demand of your family’s electrical needs, any home constructed prior to 1970 is likely inadequately, and in order to keep up with the needs, any home built from then until the 2000s might also be unlikely.
Electrical Wiring & More in Laguna Woods, Santa Ana, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, Aliso Viejo, Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Irvine, Lake Forest & Orange County, California
Faulty wiring is one of the leading causes of residential wires according to the National Fire Prevention Association. Potential fires caused by poor wiring is something no one wants to deal with the hazards. The number one goal of our electricians is your safety and a close second priority is customer satisfaction when hiring a pro. To ensure a safer home for all members of your household with a steady flow for all household appliances, electrical wiring plays a major role. Call Peterkin Electric if your Orange County, CA home is in need of requiring upgrades, or any other electrical services.