Rewiring an older home and adding or replacing electrical components will help ensure your family’s safety and convenience. Over time, wiring becomes worn out or outdated. Frayed electrical wires are especially hazardous because they may cause a fire. Make sure not to work on these yourself and risk electrical shock. Call a reputable licensed electrical services company that has the skills and experience to repair or replace electrical wiring. The following will discuss several home features that involve replacing wiring and adding or replacing electrical components.
Additional or Replacement Outlets
Homeowners often realize that their house simply does not have an adequate number of outlets to power all the appliances and growing number of electrical devices. Using power strips is a stopgap solution because there will come a time that they will become overloaded. Homes that are several decades old often have faulty or outdated outlets and switches that need replacement for safety.
Electrical Service Panel
Typically, electrical service panels have a maximum service life of twenty years. On older homes, this task may be long past due, and you will need an upgrade to meet modern electrical demands. If you are planning a major home remodel, installing a new electrical service panel during the process makes sense as some wiring will also need to be replaced.
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI)
Key for the prevention of electrocution, GFCI outlets cut power once there is an irregular flow of current. Installing GFCIs in older homes that are often affected by thunderstorms is a good idea. They should be installed in areas of the home, such as the kitchen and bathroom, where electricity and water may come into contact with each other.
Even the most reliable electrical fixtures need to be replaced eventually. Some fixtures seem to be permanent features of an old home. However, their wiring is often quite old, and the entire fixture should be replaced by a new one.
As Internet access is essential for our modern lives, Ethernet cables will need to be installed to carry data. If you are an audiophile, you can have music throughout your home using speaker wiring. If you love TV, you can have coaxial cables bringing you programming in whichever room you choose.
Electrical Peace of Mind
Providing professional electricians since 1988 in Maryland, Cook Electric is the company you can rely on for all your electrical service needs. For knowledgeable, fair, honest, reliable, and conscientious service, call Cook Electric today at (410) 266-9040. We will be very glad to help you.