At Jason H. Pope Electrical Contractors, we offer both electrical repair services and new installations. However, many clients (both commercial and residential) are often unsure whether their electrical problems warrant new wiring.
Here’s a short guide on a few things to look out for when considering electrical wiring replacement. Of course, the best way to determine whether you need a simple repair or a full-on replacement is to discuss your issue with a trustworthy, experienced electrician.
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1. The Age of Your Home
Probably the number one reason to seek replacement services for your electrical system is that it’s old. Nothing lasts forever, and checking the age of your building is a great place to start when considering whether to go for a repair or get an all new system.
The general rule is that a home or electrical system that has been in place for more than 30 years should be replaced.
2. Staining and Discoloration Around Outlets
This sign needs to be high on your list because of its potential danger. Discolored areas around electrical outlets signal that your system is experiencing surges. This can lead to electrical fires that could potentially devastate your building and lead to serious injury or loss of life.
If you experience electrical trouble and find discoloration around outlets, seek the services of an electrician immediately. You may need to invest in dedicated circuitry to reduce the amount of power flowing through the individual circuits in your home or place of business.
3. Use of Power Strips
Surge protectors are useful in protecting your appliances. However, power strips that have multiple outlets are mainly used because your building lacks enough outlets for all the appliances you have.
While it might be beneficial to use power strips occasionally for convenience’s sake, using them in every room likely means that your electrical system is inadequate for your needs. It’s probably time to rewire your home or office to better suit the amount of power your daily life requires.
Again, this list is not meant to be exhaustive. There could be many other reasons to refresh and replace your electrical wiring, such as new home renovation projects, constantly flickering lights, noticeable wire or outlet damage, or catastrophic events like flooding. Consult with one of our technicians to learn more about how we can help.