Rewiring Older Homes
Numerous people have a love and respect for old homes, which often feature the details and quality of craftsmanship rarely incorporated in modern homes. Older homes typically have personality and a uniqueness you simply can’t find today. Unfortunately, along with the ambiance comes potential danger from the out dated wiring. Mister Sparky electrical contractors in Huntsville, AL can provide the electrical installation you require.
Purchasing an older home often includes bringing the home up to code on systems such as the plumbing and the electrical system. Even when code doesn’t require it, it’s wise to do so for your safety. Out of date wiring is a potential fire hazard and is frequently the cause of the demise of older homes. It’s a shame to see beautiful older homes restored to their prior glory, only to suffer a fire.
Before investing in the restoration, the electrical system should be priority number one. In fact, some insurance companies may refuse to insure your new older home, until an inspection is provided. Even then, if outdated wiring is identified, you may be unable to insure it all until the electrical wiring is replaced. Mister Sparky electrical contractors in Huntsville, AL can provide the installation of modern wiring, electrical panels, and other upgrades your older home requires.
Why Circuit Breakers Trip in Older Homes
Through the decades, our need for electricity has increased significantly. The circuits in older homes simply weren’t designed to power the number of products contained in the average modern home. Spotting trouble doesn’t necessarily require a licensed electrician. Multiple extension cords and power strips connected to a single outlet are a big clue that outlets are inadequate. You can bet when there are too few outlets, it’s likely the wiring is also inadequate for the load, and likely to be in poor condition. It’s a fire waiting to happen, and Mister Sparky’s electrical contractors in Huntsville, AL can provide your older home with modern, and safe wiring.
Frequently tripped circuit breakers, breakers with signs of overheating, non-functioning outlets and outlet covers with char on them are additional clues of inadequate wiring and outlets. Switches and outlets that are warm or even hot to touch, flickering lights, and frequently blown light bulbs are further clues the electrical system is in dire need of updating before disaster strikes. Mister Sparky electrical contractors in Huntsville, AL can resolve your electrical issues, and your satisfaction is guaranteed.
Aluminum wiring is a red flag in the need for an upgrade. It was installed in the up until the 1970’s as a lower cost substitute for copper. The wire is no longer considered safe and has a high potential for causing a fire.
Ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCI’s) are required on all outlets in “wet” areas with a risk of electrocution, such as in baths, kitchens, and outdoors.
Without previous upgrades, older homes may contain a fuse box. These should also be replaced with a modern electrical panel containing circuit breakers for greater safety.
Replacing the wiring and upgrading other electrical components in your older home provides safety, and will prevent frequently tripping breakers, blown fuses and the increased risk of an electrical fire. Contact a Mister Sparky professional electrician. You can rely on our electrical contractors in Huntsville, AL for quality materials, and professional grade services. Our licensed electricians can eliminate the worry for your family’s safety. We will provide you with professional electrical services, and the peace of mind you need to enjoy your home. Mister Sparky serves the North Alabama region, and is a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.