The older a house gets, the more its electrical wiring can become worn. This can lead to a hazardous situation where the risk of electrocution or fire is greatly increased. What is even more dangerous is that this problem can be undetectable to an unwary homeowner. It’s very important that you periodically check your home’s wiring, especially if it is 40 years or older. Better yet, have a qualified electrician with Global Efficient Energy check to see if you need electrical rewiring to make sure you and your family remain as safe as possible.
Signs You Need Electrical Rewiring
In most instances, you’ll get some warning signs of an issue before something goes dangerously wrong. If you can be on the lookout for these potential issues, you can reduce the risk that something terrible will happen.
1. Your breakers or fuses go out too often – Your circuit breakers protect you by tripping when they become overloaded. Fuses offer protection as well, but you have to replace them, of course, when they go out. If your breakers are tripping more often than normal, you may have too many high-amperage appliances plugged into the circuit. However, if the amp load of the appliances is lower than the rating of the breaker or fuse, then you may have a short circuit in the wiring.
2. Your lights dim and flicker more than usual – If this is happening, then you probably have an overloaded circuit. While even safe wiring will dim or flicker occasionally, if it happens regularly then you probably need electrical rewiring.
3. You notice a burning smell – This is an especially scary problem to have, of course. If you have a short, you’ll probably notice an acrid smell. If this happens, please call an electrician as soon as possible and have a fire extinguisher ready. In addition, turn off the circuit breaker until the professional arrives.
Please call Global Efficient Energy at 1-888-826-7881 or contact us online if you notice any of the above issues and need electrical rewiring service. We’ll send someone to your home as soon as possible to rectify the problem.