Homeowners often think that electrical work is done for good, once it’s been installed in a house. But just like everything else your electrical components and connections can wear over time, and lead to trouble down the road. Unmaintained electrical doesn’t just mean a dead light switch, it could lead to overheated wiring and potentially fires. It’s important to get someone out approximately every 3 years to check the electrical systems in your home, especially if you are living in an older home.

The age of the house and its wiring can have a major impact on the efficiency of your home. Some circuits may not be designed to manage the electrical draw from new appliances which can lead to problems, and electrical connections can be negatively affected by dust and moisture. If you notice lights flickering or not working altogether, off smells from your electrical outlets, or find that you’re regularly having to reset the breaker panel, then you know it’s well overdue to have someone in to look at your wiring. 

Making sure your home can support your electrical needs is an important part of homeownership, and bringing in a professional electrician can help you determine if this is something you need to address. Each electrical circuit is designed to work with a set amount of electricity, if this gets overloaded your wiring may overheat and potentially cause a fire. Professional electricians know what you need to be safe in your home, and can offer you solutions that fit your specific needs.

Regular maintenance of your home will keep your family safe, your appliances running, and your home capable of handling whatever you throw at it. These are things everyone should expect from their home, and if you feel yours is not capable of providing you these basic necessities then get in touch with your local electrician today and book an appointment. 

The experts at AJ’s Electrical are available throughout the BC Lower Mainland so reach out today and schedule your home’s maintenance check.

 

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