Your home may be hiding a dangerous condition behind the walls. If your home is more than 60 years old, there is a good chance the wiring is outdated. Outdated wiring can be a fire hazard. Decades ago, we didn’t know any better and the wiring in new construction was insulated with cloth. Nowadays, we have coated wires that are much sturdier and pose less of a risk for fire. If you are not sure about the condition of your home’s wiring, give a Los Angeles electrician a call. The team at H Electric can schedule an electric inspection to investigate.
Cloth, as you probably know, can wear down and deteriorate over time. This leaves the wires bare. Rodents also like to munch on the cloth wiring. You will likely not even realize this is happening because it is happening behind the walls. Your first clue may be things like getting an electric shock when you plug something in or lights that flicker for no apparent reason. In some cases, you can see what kind of wiring you have by checking out the electric panel. You may be able to see the wires going to the breakers—if you have breakers. There is a possibility you still have fuses.
Don’t be surprised if you don’t know what you are looking for. This is why you want to hire an electrician. Los Angeles residents can count on an electrician to tell them what is needed to bring a home up to today’s standards. If the cloth-insulated wiring in your home is in excellent condition, you may not need to worry about an upgrade just yet. You can certainly discuss your options with an experienced electrician. Give the team at H Electric a call today and schedule your electric safety inspection to find out what you need to make your home safe.