If your home was built before 1950, you may need a wiring upgrade. This is not something you would likely be able to see just by walking in the front door of your house. You will need an electrician in Fort Lauderdale to do an inspection to determine the condition of your wiring and whether or not you would benefit from an upgrade. Before 1950, cloth wiring was the norm. Unfortunately, the cloth that insulates the wiring gets brittle and frays over time leaving the wires exposed. Exposed wires increase the risk of an electrical fire. At Elcon Electric, there is a team of trained electricians who can complete and inspection and advise you about the best course of action.
Not every older home will need upgrading so don’t automatically assume yours does. An electrician will complete and inspection that includes the existing electric panel and determine whether or not your home would be safer with new wiring. Although the initial investment may seem steep, you will likely receive a discount on your homeowner’s insurance for having the wiring upgrade completed by an electrician. Fort Lauderdale homeowners will also sleep better knowing their home is up to current electric codes and much safer.
Along with cloth wiring, another hazard with older wiring systems is the lack of grounding. This can all be remedied with an upgrade. During the upgrade, your home will be equipped with enough breakers to power all of your electrical equipment. 50 years ago, we didn’t have even half of the electrical gadgets that we have today and older homes are simply not equipped to deal with today’s electric demands. Your electrician can also install GFCI outlets to add yet another layer of protection. Give Elcon Electric a call today and schedule your inspection to determine if you need a wiring upgrade.