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The risk of an electrical fire occurring in your home increases dramatically if you are not keen on checking the safety of the household wiring. We at Richardson Electrician Pros recommend that you have the electrical system in your home be checked at least once a year.
The winter season is perhaps that time of the year when most families consume a lot of power. Everything from lighting, heating and cooling, cooking, and even cleaning (where you need hot water) are all needs that depend on the availability of electricity. As such, the household wiring should be checked before the start of the winter season so that any electrical hazards can be mitigated.
Putting up a defensive measure that seeks to prevent problems is far better than trying to recover from damages. Therefore, you should get in touch with our electrical specialists and schedule an assessment of the wiring and have it updated.
Why Is Rewiring Needed?
Different signs will pop up around the house the suggest the need for rewiring the electrical system. Never ignore these lest you find yourself in a very precarious spot. Do not wait until you are sweating the big stuff, even the minor faults you discover is a considerable risk for the safety of your family and property. That is why your home’s wiring should be inspected routinely to ensure nothing is dated. Get in touch with Richardson Electrician Pros and let us examine and rewire your house.
What Should You Expect?
Aside from prepared yourself financially when you are planning to have your house rewired, we always say that you also need to be mentally ready. Why? The answer is that you need to take into account many things before the rewiring process starts; some of them include:
• Consider Each Room Separately
Every room in your house will need electricity; therefore, there has to be wiring done. The wires can run under the floor or in the walls, and the installation process can turn into a messy affair and floors and walls are dug into. As such, rewiring your home is a matter that requires adequate planning and should be handled by an experienced and reputable electrical technician.
You will need to move the furniture to make room for the necessary work to be done. The work can be noisy with all the cutting, digging, and even drilling. Therefore, that is why we say that you also should have your mind ready for the project. Find some time to discuss things with the electrician so that you know what is involved before the rewiring starts. We shall come up with a plan that helps reduce the level of inconvenience that the rewiring project may cause.
• Plan for the Future
Electrical appliances are a necessary investment for every home, and you may not have them now, but you will need them in the future. You will find that you have some devices that have a high demand for power while others are highly energy efficient. Moreover, you need to consider where you want to each appliance so that you can have power outlets installed at designated points depending on the location of the electric devices. We at Richardson Electrician Pros will consider some of the heavy-duty machines and set up sockets that can deliver the desired voltage.
• Vacate Your House
We should point out again that rewiring is a messy job and creating dust is an inevitable part of the work. That is why we often recommend that you consider moving out for a couple of days so that we get the job done. Vacating is an option that we find feasible because you cannot stay in a room or house that is noisy, dusty, and with various disturbances.
• Tripped Breakers
The power consumption in most home increases as the winter season draws near. During winter, the holiday decorations and lights will be set up, the heater will be running to help keep the house warm, and this increased demand can overload the circuit causing the breaker to trips. The circuit breaker has fuses that are meant to cut any power surges. A blown fuse is, therefore, a sign of overload and this can be a matter linked to the wiring which should be checked and upgraded.
• Flickering Lights
If your lights start to brighten up and then dim frequently for no reason, it could be due to any number of reason. For starters, you may be dealing with a loose bulb connection or discover that the lamp is not plugged in correctly. Such issues are easy to find and address. However, if the flicker is because of an unknown issue, then the problem could be with loose wiring connections somewhere. Moreover, you may be dealing with worn out wires, which can easily catch fire. Get in touch with Richardson Electrician Pros today and have your home inspected and the necessary changes made to the wiring.
• Hot Switches and Plugs
Do the switches and plugs feel warm or hot to the touch? If you encounter that hot or warm sensation when you touch or hold a plugging in electrical appliance, then the issue could be with the wiring. The sockets will be hot if there is a shot in the wiring system that forces current to flow through a small path; hence why the switches and sockets heat up and can become a fire hazard. Our electrical technicians can check your home and offer you the best solution.
• Burning Odor
At times you may smell something burning, and the odor keeps coming and going. In most case, there will be something burnt from the first time you encountered such a smell. You, therefore, should check our switches and outlets to see if they are burnt. Allow us to come in and do a comprehensive analysis of your house to determine the cause and fix it so that you can feel safe in your home.
• Damaged Wiring
Animals and insects may chew on the wires, especially if the cables are exposed. You may have a pet that is playful and adventurous, always seeing things around the house that it can play with. Perhaps you could be battling with are rodent infestation problem where these unwelcome creatures have chewed on your wiring and other things. Richardson Electrician Pros can check the cables and fix where necessary.
• Moving into Another House
Have the wiring in that house you are moving into inspected before you relocate, especially if it is a building that has been around for years. On the flip side, you may be planning to extend the house. If so, then you also should consider having the household wiring redone since such additional areas to the home means you need to account for things such as fans, more lights, and power outlets for appliances.
Advantages Of Getting Your House Rewired
Hopefully, you are now aware of the signs to look out for that tell you that you have faulty wiring. But do you understand and appreciate why getting your house rewired is so essential? Below are three reasons:
1. Increased Capacity
Rewiring will mean that you have an updated electrical system that can support a high load capacity. That means it can support power-hungry appliances and not get overloaded. As such, you can invest in things such as a washing machine or refrigerator and not worry about tripping the circuit breaker.
2. Improved Security
Rewiring your house is an effort that lowers the risk of electrical hazards. It thus keeps you and your family safe from issues such as electrical fires and damaged appliances.
3. Boosted House Value
A house with an electrical system that is safe and working correctly will retain its sale value compared to one with dated wiring and electrical systems. As such, most buyers will be interested in properties that have the latest systems. As such, it is possible to increase the value of your house buy having it rewired, and we are the guy to help you achieve that objective.
Therefore, get in touch with Richardson Electrician Pros today and let us be the guys that upgrade your home’s wiring to prevent electrical fires and damaging your appliances.