Electrical problems cause over 6% of all home fires. If you have an older home, you could be at risk for an electrical fire from faulty wiring at any time. You may not give much thought to the wiring in your home, but it might be time to do so. At In-House Electric, we provide home electrical rewiring and replacement in Shoreline. Here are some excellent reasons to update the wiring in your home.
Keeping Everyone Safe
Many older homes only have outlets with two-prong spaces, not three. Many newer appliances have three prongs. And even if your item does have two prongs, it still may take too much power for the older socket to handle. Appliances that use a lot of energy, such as refrigerators, can easily cause fuses to overload. Other safety reasons include:
- Older outlets are more susceptible to power surges.
- Older wiring may not meet modern safety standards.
- Older outlets can even electrify wood.
- Shorts can cause fires.
- There may not be enough outlets to accommodate the home.
Powering Up Modern Living
Much older homes did not have the outlets newer homes do. There was no need for them. The typical amps used years ago were 100-150. Today’s family used roughly 200 amps. Upgrading your wiring system means you can operate more electrical items without the risk of overloading your current system.
Update your Electrical Wiring
If you want to update electrical wiring, you need a professional. At In-House Electric, we provide home electrical rewiring and replacement in Shoreline that gives you peace of mind. Contact us today at (425) 399-8673, and let us put in the wiring that allows you to enjoy all your appliances and devices safely.