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If your home was built prior to 1980 it was not wired to meet the electrical demand that our current life styles require. Rewiring of your home will protect you from possible electrical hazards caused by old or faulty wiring and bad electrical connections. While Appliances are becoming more efficient, we are adding them in numbers beyond the capability of older home’s electrical systems. Computer, home entertainment systems and other high tech electronics are putting more strain on home electrical systems.
If your home was built prior to 1950 there is a good chance It currently has knob and tube wiring. Knob and tube wiring originated in the 1880s and installation of the wiring continued all the way to the 1940s. In the period of time the wiring for homes were mostly just for a few light bulbs and receptacles. There is no equipment grounding conductor with this type of wiring system. Grounding is arguably the most important part of a sound electrical system. A tell-tale sign that an electrical outlet might be fed with Knob & Tube is that the receptacle is only a “2-prong” version, missing the 3rd prong on the bottom which is for the grounding conductor.
Rewiring a home involves removing the old wires and installing new ones. Will also review the capabilities of your service panel to make sure it can handle all the electrical loads of your home. Did you know, a partial rewire may be all that's needed? We will only replace what’s necessary to bring your home “up to code”.
Call Married 2 Electric today for an in home electrical inspection. We'll help you determine whether your home's wiring is up up to code and ensure that it can handle your home's electrical requirements.
Whole House Rewire