Plus, materials such as wire insulation can deteriorate over time.
If you don’t know when your wiring was last inspected, it’s worth paying a licensed electrician to give it a once-over, especially if you have any of these warning signs: Instead of the standard copper wire, many houses built in the 1960s and early 1970s have aluminum wiring, which is considered a safety hazard.
If you are already living in the home and have a policy, you can simply have an electrician evaluate the system and correct any deficiencies.
It is our recommendation that you have a full home rewiring completed to help ensure the safety of your home.
If you think you might have knob and tube wiring, or your home was built during this time period, feel free to call us for a free consultation.
If you would like to take a look yourself, just compare what you see in your attic or crawl space to the picture on this page.
The lights come on when you flip the switch, the TV works, and the refrigerator keeps food cold.
That means the electrical wiring must be fine, right? There may be times, especially if your house is more than 40 years old, when you need to upgrade electrical wiring for safety, or because the existing wiring no longer meets your family’s power needs.