4 Shocking Reasons it's Time to Update Your Home's Electrical System

Posted by Casandra Properties on Monday, January 27th, 2020 at 8:14am.

Do you have constantly dimming or flickering lights? Do you usually get a slight shock whenever you touch your electronic appliances?

Or, is there a continuous burning smell coming from any of your appliances? If you answered yes to any of the previous questions, your home may desperately need some electrical updates.  

Continue reading for more shocking reasons why it’s time to update your home’s electrical system.  

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1. It Prevents Fire Hazards

Fire hazards are real when you have electrical problems. In order to prevent loss of lives, your home or any other valuables, ensure that one of the licensed local electricians in your area does routine checks to inspect your electrical system.

This inspection will help them to find any faults that they need to fix. They may also need to replace any wiring that may lead to a fire. 

2. Be Wise About New Appliances

You may love the look of your shiny, new appliance but can your electrical system handle its power demand? Ensure that you have electrical updates subsequent to purchasing any high powered appliance.

This will prevent the breakers from frequently tripping. If you are experiencing frequent breaker trips, there is a potential risk of an electrical fire stemming from electrical system overload. 

3. To Meet Building Code Standards

It is possible to increase the resale price of your home if you have done an electrical update within the last 10 years. If you are preparing to rent your property, you also need to ensure that you meet the electrical safety standards as well.

Typically, if your home’s electrical system is not in line with the building code, that could actually prevent the rental or sale agreement from being approved.

However, if you aren’t selling or renting your home but you’re doing some remodeling instead, it would be a great time to update your home’s electrical system.

Why not take advantage of the opportunity to do a more thorough home renovation by conducting an electrical upgrade as well?

4. Outdated Outlets Need Electrical Updates

Crackling, discoloration of outlets, warping or even sparks are all very serious signs that your outlets are outdated and need to be immediately replaced.

Even if there are no obvious damages to your outlets, you may still need to replace them if they haven't been replaced in a very long time. There’s an added advantage as well, updating your electrical system and subsequently adding new outlets can increase your options for arranging and rearranging your home and appliances.

Electrical Updates Provide Peace of Mind

Another reason for doing electrical updates is to have peace of mind. You can rest comfortably knowing that you, your family, pets, and neighbors will be safe.

It will also be great knowing that your cherished appliances will be safe as well. There are qualified electricians who can update your home’s electrical system and add outlets to ensure that your home is in keeping with the relevant building codes.

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