Wiring Upgrades

Wiring Upgrades: Just to be on the Safe Side

Do you have a home that is quite old? In that case, you should think about calling Butterworth Electric to check out your house wiring. Then we will be able to tell you whether or not your electrical wiring needs attention and if any upgrades are neccessary to prevent any type of electrical hazards. This would also increase the security, safety and the value of your home.

Why you need to get wiring Upgrades done?

For the most part, people think their wiring is intact, but this might not be necessarily true. If your house is over 35 years old it may need an electrical wiring upgrade. Plus over the years the power requirements of the family may have been increased causing an over load situation

What are the different safety issues regarding old wiring?

The first thing that you should keep in mind about old wiring is the fact it can cause residential fires. These chances are multiplied as the home ages. You should be aware that the materials that the wire insulation is made out of can deteriorate over time. Call Butterworth Electric to get an inspection done. Then our electrician would have enough information to tell you whether or not some rewiring needs to be done.

Some of the warning signs that you need to pay attention to are as follows:

Fuse blows or breakers trip repeatedly
You get a tingling sensation if you touch appliances
Lights flicker or dim
Persistent burning smell from an appliance or in a room
Sparking, warm or discolored outlets

Butterworth Electric will also make sure there are no ungrounded outlets in the house and there are ground fault circuit outlets in the bathroom, kitchen or any other surface which are exposed to moisture.

This electrical wiring upgrade may help lower your insurance premium.