Electrical Wiring Upgrades

If you have an older home, more than 35 years, you should have your power system inspected - particularly if you weren’t around during construction to know if it is up to safety codes. A certified electrician can determine whether the wiring is safe or presents a danger.

Faulty wiring is a leading cause for residential fires and should be considered a hazard when it is outdated or shows signs of deterioration.

For homes that require rewiring we can help minimize disruption, by preparing you of the work involved, and even suggest energy saving or convenient features with an upgraded electrical system.

Possible Danger Signs

You should have your electrical wiring inspected for potential dangers when you see the following warning signs:

  • Circuit breakers that frequently trip or need replacing
  • Small electrical shocks from electrical appliances, lighting or wires
  • Dimming or intermitten lighting An electrical burning smell from the breaker or around outlets or appliances
  • Discoloured, scorched or faulty electrical outlets
  • Ungrounded (2 pronged without grounding) electrical outlets
  • Outlets around areas with water supply that don’t have CFGCI (no ground fault circuit breakers)

Electrical System Upgrades

A system upgrade does not necessarily mean the wiring needs updating. Upgrading the system, however, will allow for better distribution and increased power to your home.

Older homes should be inspected to ensure the system is safe and working correctly. You should have a certified electrician inspect your electrical system with the following issues:

  • You suspect the system isn't up to code
  • An obsolete electrical panel with older (smaller) breakers
  • The panel is wired for 60 amps and you require 100 - 200 amps to operate new devices or equipment
  • Your home needs upgraded wiring
  • You require an individual circuit breaker for an outlet or electrical appliance or equipment
  • You want to install more lighting or energy consuming equipment (e.g. charging station for vehicle)

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