If you live in an older home in Colorado you may know the number of your electrician by heart. Generally, the older a home is the more likely the electrical system is in need of updating or repair. Whether you’re calling The WireNut because of an emergency situation or you’re just looking to have one of our professionals perform a little preventative maintenance, here’s a look at five other things your local electrician can do during his or her visit to your home.
Figure Out Why Those Lights Are Flickering
If you’ve noticed lights that often flicker on and off, or that the ceiling lights dim when your air conditioner kicks in, your home may be in need of some rewiring. Your electrician can determine the extent of the issue and, if necessary, get the job done.
Reorganize Wiring and Install New Outlets
Tired of tripping over those bumps under the rug, or jumping a bunch of cords just to reach certain areas of the room? If you have to use extension cords throughout your home, you’ll likely benefit from new electrical outlets.
Modernize Your Outlets
If you live in an older home, you may have a lack of three-prong grounded plugs. This can prove to be more of a problem than not being able to plug in certain items – a wiring system that isn’t completely grounded can be dangerous.
Stop the Shocks
If you’re getting shocked when you use a particular switch or an outlet, or if you notice your phone charger or other electrical items are warm to the touch, there may be too much demand on the electrical circuit. This can also be a sign of a more serious problem, so let a local electrician scope out the scene to make sure your home is sufficiently safe.
Ensure Your Family’s Safety
Old homes and electrical wiring can prove a lethal combo if not properly inspected and protected. Your electrician can let you know if your system is so out of date it is unsafe, and fill you in on what you need to do to get it back in proper working order.
When it comes to the safety of you and your loved ones, you can’t be too careful.
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