If your home is older than 50 years, it could probably do with a wiring upgrade if it hasn’t been done since the home’s construction. Older homes are beautiful pieces of history and while we treasure them, we must keep them updated with the latest and greatest safety measures. Beverly Hills electrical standards have changed quite a bit in the past several decades and that old home may be a fire waiting to happen. The goal is to preserve the history and by making these older homes safer, that is exactly what is accomplished. At H Electric, we can help you make your treasure safer by performing a wiring upgrade.
The first thing you will need to do is have an electrician in Beverly Hills complete an electrical safety inspection. The electrician will check the condition of the wiring and determine whether or not it needs upgrading. Homes built before 1950 were not usually grounded like they are with today’s standards. Another common issue is the use of cloth wiring. The cloth is wrapped around the wires to insulate them. Over time, the cloth becomes brittle and breaks away leaving the wires exposed. This can become a serious fire hazard.
You may be able to see cloth wiring by looking at the electric panel or if you have an attic or basement where the wiring is exposed. If you can see cloth wiring, you will know it is time to have an upgrade. During the upgrade process, an electrician can update outlets and switches in the home as well as the electric panel if needed. Updated wiring can save you money on your homeowner’s insurance making the investment well worth it. If you are ready to schedule your wiring upgrade or need an inspection, give H Electric a call today.