There is just something about the personality and charm of older, historic homes, but that doesn’t mean they don’t come without issues like any other home would. In fact, homes dating back to the early 20th Century could have issues that are quite hazardous. If you have an older home, it is a good idea to have the wiring checked out to see if any electrical repairs are necessary for safety and efficiency.
1.Knob-and-tube wiring. This type of system was commonly used back in the early 20th Century and is not considered a safe system. Rewiring is recommended, particularly in areas where it is required by electrical codes.
2.Other outdated wiring. Even if you don’t have the types that really need to be replaced, you may find the outdated wiring won’t support the power demands of a modern family, such as powering that home entertainment center and home office.
3.Fuse box system. Older homes often do not have the modern circuit breaker system that is built into today’s homes. A fuse box system can be effective, but it is annoying to have to keep fuses on hand, and switching burned out ones can be nerve-wracking.
4.Years of DIY. An older house can have had a multitude of owners over the years, and anywhere along that history, there could have been an ineffective, inexperienced DIYer doing the electrical work. Safeguard your family by having the system checked out for necessary electrical repairs tocorrect improper DIY work.
It is not uncommon to have a multitude of electrical repairs needed in an older home, even if it isn’t of a historic age. Here at Mister Sparky by Wise Electric Control Inc., we have the expertise to go over your home’s electrical systems thoroughly to ensure safety and efficiency. We can also install new products, such as circuit breaker systems, ceiling fans, generators, additional circuits and outlets, or any other electrical repairs you may need. For all your electrical needs, even ancient electrical systems, no more malarkey – call Mister Sparky!