Wiring in the home might seem like something that’s manageable with a few YouTube videos and a little know-how. However electrical systems are no joke and when done incorrectly it can be dangerous. Updating and changing electrical panels is always best when done by a professional electrician. If you have any concerns about how your electrical panel wiring is set up, if you’re unfamiliar with the wiring, or the electrical history of the home, it’s always a good idea to have a professional electrician in to ensure your electrical panel wiring is correctly set up.
If you are on the market for a new home or have recently purchased a home, get a professional electrician in to check the wiring. This is especially important if you find light switches or outlets that don’t work, the breaker keeps tripping, lights flicker, if you hear crackling, or smell smoke from the electrical box. If you’ve ever watched an HGVT home show, you’ve probably seen experts review the electrical wiring in older homes, and talking about areas that have been done incorrectly. A professional electrician consultation can be just what you need to either correct issues or give you peace of mind.
Why might an electrical panel be incorrectly set up? The age of a home is often a factor. As time passes, so do electrical rules and regulations. A professional electrician will know how to update your panel so it is up to modern-day codes. Time also wears away on materials such as insulation, or the wire connections, which could lead to sparking and fires. With an older home, you never know when someone took it upon themselves to do wiring on their own and incorrectly wire it at the box.
Safety is paramount when it comes to electrical systems. It’s always better, and more affordable, to get the job done right the first time. If you have concerns about your home get in touch with the professionals at AJ’s Electrical and request your free quote today.