Does Your Home Need New Electrical Wiring?

Most homeowners forget about their electrical system altogether–until something goes wrong. This due to the fact that your electrical system is tucked away in the walls of your home. Here are some tell-tale signs that your home needs new electrical wiring:

Blow A Fuse
Fuses should not happen often. If blown fuses occur frequently in your home, this is a sign that your home needs new wiring. There could be a problem with the wiring itself or the way it was initially installed.

Discolored Outlets and Switches
Unsightly discolorations on switches and outlets are not just markers of the passage of time. In some cases, discoloration can indicate a small fire. If you think this is a possibility, give TFC Electric a call. After all, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Your House is Over the Hill
Do you have an older home? If so, it is likely that you have an old electrical system to match. Houses built in the 1960s and 1970s usually had aluminum wiring; which is considered a safety hazard by today’s standards. Overtime, this kind of electrical wiring can loosen up and cause a fire.

If you are unsure whether or not you need new wiring, don’t fret. Our experienced electricians at TFC Electric will let you know whether or not an upgrade is needed. Give us a call at 631-589-2800 to schedule an appointment.

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October 10, 2014