Checking Electrical Wiring in Older Homes

Electrical Wiring in Older Homes

Electrical Wiring in Older Homes

Are you living in an older home? If so, have you ever had anyone do an electrical wiring safety check?
Having an electrical wiring inspection done may be something that most people who live in older homes might not even think about until they encounter electrical problems.

If your older home hasn’t been updated to bring your electrical wiring up to code, you may want to consider evaluating the current state of your home’s electrical system. Here are three reasons why you may want to consider having an electrical wiring inspection done.

  • Current demands on your electrical system are a lot higher than when the home was built
  • Older knob and tube electrical wiring can be dangerous
  • You can protect your home and family by finding and dealing with potential hazards before they happen

Home Electrical Demands Are Higher Than Ever

The electrical demand in today’s modern homes are a lot greater thanks to computers, mobile phones, modern appliances, and home entertainment systems. Combined, they all tax the capacity of older electrical wiring found in older homes.

If you regularly experience lights that dim, breakers that keep tripping, or fuses that blow, the wiring in your home may not be up to code or up to today’s electrical demands and should be addressed immediately.

Old Knob & Tube Wiring Can Be Dangerous

Many older homes are equipped with old knob and tube electrical wiring, especially here in the Fraser Valley area, including Abbotsford, Mission, Aldergrove, Langley, and Chilliwack. Old knob and tube wiring can be a safety hazard and should be replaced immediately.

Our Abbotsford electricians at Premium Electric can conduct a thorough electrical inspection to eliminate doubt as to the age and safety of the electrical wiring in your older home.  You should also be aware that your home insurance may become invalid if you have an electrical fire caused by aging, unsafe electrical wiring.

Find Hazards Early to Protect Your Family & Home

Arrange to have an electrical wiring safety check completed as soon as possible. During an electrical inspection you may also discover if there are other ways to ease the electrical load in your older home. Once assessed, your electrical wiring can be updated as needed to bring it up to code and ensure you are providing a safe living environment for your family for years to come.

Still Have Questions About Old Electrical Wiring

Call Premium Electric today at 1-604-308-6195 and have one of our certified electricians determine if your old electrical wiring is compatible with the demands of today’s lifestyle. We offer several electrical services for older homes including:

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