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Is your electrical system in your home safe?

Do you have an outlet the cord always falls out of?  Or a light that needs a new light bulb every other month?  These can be more than just minor inconveniences; they can be signs of dangerous electrical problems. Sometimes the fix is as easy as installing a new outlet, other times it involves removing and replacing worn or damaged wires before they cause a fire. There’s no way to know the extent of an electrical issue without the help of a professional electrician.

It doesn’t matter if your home is 200 or two years old, your home’s electrical wiring shouldn’t be ignored.

Older wiring can have a multitude of problems. The insulation around the wires can dry out and crack. Rodents like to eat the cloth covering. Old wiring doesn’t have a ground wire, a safety measure that wasn’t mandated until the mid-1960s. Homes built or remodeled in the 1960s and 70s might have aluminum wiring, which is a potential fire hazard at every outlet, switch, and junction box. Even relatively new homes can have undersized wires—most air conditioner and washing machine manufacturers recommend a 20-amp circuit and wiring; most homes only have 15-amp circuits.

We have the equipment, and experience, to solve your electrical problems. We can inspect your wiring, circuit panel or box, and your outlets for any problems.

We can also recommend any upgrades. Building codes have changed, and there are many options to make your home safer. New buildings require GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) outlets in the kitchen and bathrooms; we can change your regular outlets to GFCI outlets. The new building code also requires AFCI (Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter) breaker service to most of your outlets; we can help you decide which breakers, if any, you should replace. By replacing these outlets and breakers you are adding to the resale value of your home, possibly qualifying for an insurance discount, and—most importantly—you could be saving your home and your life.