Just like everything else in your home, eventually wear and tear of daily
use will cause your electrical system to wear out and need replacement.
While it’s good to try to make the most out of your electrical components
for as long as they’ll last, eventually it won’t be feasible
to continue making repairs and you’ll need to consider a full-scale
electrical remodel. Want to know if you should consider this option or
have your electrical problems repaired? Here are a few factors you should
consider that could indicate that it’s time.
How old is your electrical system? If you don’t know, then you probably
haven’t ever had to replace it entirely, and odds are it probably
hasn’t ever been fully replaced before unless you have a home 40
years older or more. Even then, original electrical components could still
be in use, and these components could not only be costing you money by
wasting energy, but they also could be dramatically increasing the chances
of an electrical fire should the fail unexpectedly.
Frequent Tripped Circuits
As we plug more and more electronic devices into our home’s system,
your system needs to be able to provide a greater amount of current and
voltage to keep up. Older electrical systems are not built to withstand
the current demands a modern household places on them, even with energy-efficient
products that reduce consumption. If you find that you’re constantly
tripping circuits and needing to visit your breaker box or fuse panel,
you may want to consider remodeling your electrical system to be able
to handle the higher demand you’re putting on it.
Worn Out Plugs
The electrical sockets in your home are a good indicator for the health
of your electrical system. Over time, the leads in your plugs will wear
out and lose their shape, meaning your plugs will no longer stick in your
walls by friction like they did before. Outdoor plugs without ground-fault
circuit interrupters are also a huge red flag that your electrical system
may be outdated. Anywhere a socket exists that is close to water should
have a GFCI socket installed to reduce the chances of a short circuit
and electrical fire.
There are many benefits to updating or remodeling your home’s electrical
system, including being able to add the latest and greatest features into
your home like USB plug outlets, dimmer switches, and even additional
plugs in addition better, safer materials. If you suspect you might be
due for an electrical remodel, talk to a Marietta electrician to learn
more about your options.
Call Lightning Bug Electric today at (404) 471-3847 to
schedule a repair or full remodeling service!