Sometimes, the wiring in older homes needs an upgrade because it is unable to meet the demands of today’s households. The number of appliances, electronics, and gadgets in modern homes creates a heavy draw on the electric system, and inadequate wiring cannot always keep up. While some electrical problems are minor, other problems, such as overloaded circuits, can cause house fires. Rewiring your home will prevent potential problems and reduce fire hazards.
If you are planning to add outdoor lighting to your home, Abacus’ Austin electricians can execute the rewiring to accommodate your installation plans.
It’s time for rewiring if you notice any of these warning signs:
- GFCI outlet issues
- Loose electrical outlets
- Frequently tripping circuit breakers
- Buzz, shock, or vibration when turning on appliances
- Aluminum wiring (it can be a fire hazard)
- Burning smell from electrical outlets
- Flickering lights when appliances like vacuums are in use
If any of these warning signs look familiar to you, if you have noticed any other issues, or if your house is more than 40 years old, contact a licensed electrician as soon as possible. It is better to resolve the problem now to prevent harm or damage to you or your home.