Last updated: January 31, 2022

Why older homes may need to be rewired to keep you safe

Thank you for visiting! With ever-growing technology and electrical safety on the rise, you want to make sure your place of residence and/or place of business can handle and keep up with the increasing demand and strict building codes. Did you know that homes and other structures built more than 60 years ago (with knob and tube wiring), most likely need to be rewired? Here's why:

Why older homes may need to be rewired

  1. Grounded wiring didn't become standard until the 1960s. Proper grounding helps reduce the risk of electrocution.
  2. Your wiring can become frail and brittle over time and with use.
  3. New local and NEC codes limit what your electrician can do when a structure's wiring is outdated or damaged. Most of the time it will have to be replaced.
  4. Old panels and breakers can deteriorate over time and pose a risk to you and your family. Replacing these will provide you with a means of safety that your outdated equipment simply cannot offer.

Does your home or place of business need to be rewired?

Contact us today to schedule an inspection. We'll take a look at your electrical system and evaluate its safety and effectiveness for powering your home or place of business.

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