Seldom inspected after installation, the wiring in your home may be in need of an update with electrical wiring repair service in Huntsville, AL. This can be especially true if your home is more than 40 years old. In order to eliminate electrical hazards, older homes may require rewiring throughout. Modern appliances such as air conditioning, microwaves and others were not present in homes decades ago. Due to the increased number of appliances and electronics in the average home, the need for upgrading the electrical system is common in order to meet modern demands. Mister Sparky electricians can provide the electrical wiring repair service in Huntsville, AL that you require.
The modern home’s main components of the electrical system consists of the wiring that form the circuits, and the electrical panel (also called a breaker box) containing the circuit breakers. Mister Sparky electricians in Huntsville, AL strictly adhere or exceed local and national code, ensuring your safety and peace of mind.
Upgrading the System
An up-to-date electrical system provides added safety, reliability, and functionality for your home. In addition, an upgrade will ensure it can handle today’s ever-increasing power needs. According to the NFPA (National Fire Prevention Association), faulty wiring is a common cause of residential fires. Our electricians will come into your home, provide an electrical inspection and with your authorization, we can provide the electrical wiring repair service in Huntsville, AL required to bring your home up to code and safety standards.
Out dated wiring in older homes is a safety hazard. Knob and tube wiring installed in homes prior to the 1930’s is not only not grounded, but can be in a hazardous condition. Aluminum wiring was sometimes used in the 60’s and 70’s, and is also unsafe. However, even in newer homes, connections can loosen and wires fray or wiring may sustain damage, posing a serious risk of shock and fire for you and your family. Mister Sparky electricians can provide the professional electrical wiring repair service in Huntsville, AL that you need.
If you are shopping for an older home, be sure to look at the home’s electrical outlets and note if they are two or three prong. Two prong is an indication of an outdated electrical system. Also, check the electrical panel, if it contains fuses the home’s electrical system definitely requires upgrading to code. Two prong plugs lack a grounding wire, and pose the hazard of shock, and damage to your sensitive electronics.
How many amps does your electrical panel provide your home? Today”s home requires a 200 amp service panel, while older homes may only have a 60 or 100 amp service. Without an adequate power supply, you could end up damaging these sensitive electronics items beyond repair, and in today’s market, almost every appliance contains electronic components. Contact us today to schedule an upgrade for your home’s electrical panel and/or electrical wiring repair service in Huntsville, AL.
Indications Your Home’s Electrical Service is in Need of an Upgrade
- Blown fuses or tripped breakers
- The use of extension cords or adapters to compensate for an insufficient number of outlets
- Flickering or dimming lights
- Rodent damage
- Unusual noise such as popping or crackling
- Hot, melted or discolored outlets
- Smoke or the odor of burning wire, sometimes accompanied by a sizzling sound
If you smell burning wire, shut off either the affected circuit breaker, or the main in the panel, and contact a Mister Sparky electrician in Huntsville, AL. This can be a dangerous situation that may result in a fire. If a fire is already in progress evacuate the home and contact 911.
The electrical system is the conductor of your home’s power, and when problems occur in the system, it is potentially dangerous. When you suspect an electrical problem, it is crucial for you to rely on the expert advice of a licensed electrician. Completely rewiring a home is not a task for do-it-yourself homeowners. Furthermore, building code requires the job to be provided by a licensed electrician. When you hire Mister Sparky electricians to provide electrical wiring repair service in Huntsville, AL, you are assured the electrical service is up to code and safe.
Protect your family and home by contacting Mister Sparky today and schedule an electrical safety and wiring inspection of your home. Our licensed electricians can provide the electrical wiring repair service in Huntsville, AL that your home requires. In addition, remember that smoke detectors save lives. Test them monthly and replace batteries every 6 months with a quality brand of battery. If you prefer smoke detectors that are wired directly into the electrical system, our electricians can provide the installation. Mister Sparky serves the North Alabama region with professional residential and commercial electrical services. We are a member of the BBB with an A+ rating. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.