The U.S. Fire Department responds to over 25,000 electrical house fires each year—most of which occur in older homes with outdated wiring. If your home is over 40 years old and the wiring has not been recently inspected, then consider contacting your local electrician. Rewiring older homes reduces the risk of fire and electrocution.
Risks Associated with Old Wiring
Outdated electrical wiring causes a high chance of overloading your system when using modern appliances. An overloaded system is likely to trip the power or cause an electrical fire. In the past, wires in homes were coated with a rubber protection which, unfortunately, deteriorates over time. However, in today’s homes, wires are coated in PVC, which is far more durable. If wires become exposed, then electrical shocks and fires will occur. Also, homes with outdated wiring are unlikely to pass an inspection when reselling.
Professionally Rewiring Older Homes
Rewiring older homes is a job that absolutely should be left to a professional electrician. A local electrician can evaluate the electrical needs of your home and can add additional wiring to update data connections and security systems. First, an electrician conducts a comprehensive home electrical inspection. Then, together, you can come up with a plan to provide your home with an electrical system that meets modern safety standards. Make sure you choose an electrician who has experience in rewiring older homes and complies with local building codes.
If you are looking to have your home rewired and need an electrician in Hanover PA, then contact Tim Kyle Electric, Heating & Cooling. We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all residential electrical services. In addition, we only use the highest quality materials in all our work. Most importantly, we offer a thorough evaluation of your home. Our goal is to identify all electrical problems: even ones you weren’t previously aware of. Any necessary repairs or rewirings will be taken care of efficiently and masterfully! Contact us today.