You can now reduce the risk of residential fires, electric shock and tripped breakers with upgraded wiring from Fail Safe Electric. The wiring in a house is seldom inspected after the installation process and this is why your home needs an inspection, especially if it is 40 years old and above.
The installation of sufficient wiring ensures that you are safe and also enhances the reliability, functionality and the ever increasing power needs of today. This is not only focused on the electrical wiring, but also on cable wiring, phone line and internet wiring among others.
When does your Home require a Wiring Upgrade?
Older Wiring – Frayed wires and loose connections caused by wear and tear are safety hazards. Older connections such as the 1930s knob and tubing wiring, non-metallic wiring of the 1940s and 1950s and the aluminum wiring used in 1960s and 1970s are also known to be safety hazards.
Ungrounded Two Pronged Outlets – These are hazards for you and your appliances. A lack of proper grounding will direct excess power into the devices or to you and this can destroy your appliances or electrocute you even if there is a surge protector installed. This wiring setup has been passed by time and should be addressed immediately to reduce shock risks.
Missing GFCI outlets – The GFCI outlets are designed to protect your from electrical shocks in areas with high moisture content. These devices are distinguished from standard outlets by the Reset and Test button. These outlets are required to be installed in kitchens, bathrooms, utility rooms, laundry rooms, pool and spa areas, unfinished basements and crawl spaces, garages and any exterior electrical systems. These devices are life-saving and the good part is that they are inexpensive.
Missing AFCI receptacles – AFCIs act as circuit breakers and prevent fire by disconnecting in case there is a dangerous arc. These receptacles are required in bedrooms, but in some cases they are required in all circuits in a home.
Inadequate Power – In the past, 60 amps were enough in a home, but today’s modern home requires anything between 100 and 200 amps to operate the technologically advanced electronics which are used simultaneously such as the modern air conditioning systems, TVs and refrigerators. These appliances can easily be damaged by inadequate power supply because they are sensitive.
You can take a step to protect your home through wiring upgrades which will ensure that there is a smooth flow of electricity which will enhance the operation of all the appliances in your house and also boost its value. If you would like an upgrade on your electrical wiring at home schedule an appointment online or call Fail Safe Electric for a wiring inspection today.