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When to Consider Rewiring Your Home

The electrical systems in our homes have a huge presence in our day to day lives. When you wake up and brew a pot of coffee, turn on the lights to read at night, or listen to the radio as you load your dishwasher, you are relying on the wiring in your home to distribute the necessary electricity throughout in a safe and reliable manner. If the wiring in your home is old and compromised, though, you cannot use your electrical system with the level of security that you deserve. That is why we suggest that you consider rewiring in Needham, MA, in certain situations. Read the following information, and contact FB Electrical Services Inc. if you suspect the need for rewiring in your home.

Age of House

The first thing to consider when thinking about rewiring your home is the age of your house. In many incidents of house fires, the cause of the fire is traced back to the insulation surrounding wires in a home. If your house is more than 50 years old, you should give some serious thought to having it rewired, as homes older than this are those most likely to encounter such fires. At the very least, you should have the system inspected to verify its condition.

Discolored Outlets or Switches

Are the outlets and switches in your home discolored? If so, this too is a sign that professional rewiring may be necessary. There may be shorts behind those outlets and switches that are causing arcing and sparks, which in turn can lead to small fires and this discoloration.

Frequently-Tripped Circuits

You are going to have to reset the circuits in your breaker from time to time. It should not, however, be an extremely frequent occurrence. If you notice that your circuit breaker is tripped very frequently, you may need to have the wires in your home replaced. Contact us to have the situation evaluated.

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