Just because your lights still turn on and the dishwasher still works properly does not mean that your electrical system is up to code. At Brown Service Co., we have seen a huge mess behind a seemingly well-working system. There is an electrical code in place that determines your safety and even the value of your home. So how do you know when it is time for an upgrade?
Look for Warning Signs
There are several red flags that can indicate that your system needs to be re-wired. These signs include:
• Lights that flicker and dim
• Outlets that spark or appear discolored
• An appliance or room that gives off a burning smell
• Circuit breakers or fuses that constantly give you problems
You might also notice that you feel a tingling sensation when you touch certain appliances. This is usually a sign that something is wrong, and you should call a professional to get your system back up to electrical code.
Get an Inspection
Even without the warning signs that something is awry, it is a good idea to have a licensed technician examine your electrical system. The older your home is, the more likely that your system is outdated and poses a threat to your home. In fact, the National Fire Prevention Association cites faulty wiring as one of the leading causes of residential home fires. A professional can perform a thorough inspection and recommend a plan of action to correct any potential issues.
In addition to protecting your home from hazards, getting your system up to electrical code can mean running more power to your house. Our staff at Brown Service Co. has been highly trained to perform rewiring tasks, as well as correcting any code violations. To find out how your system ranks or to learn more about our services, please call us today at (817) 284-9204.