4 Signs You Need to Rewire Your Home

Posted on: January 9, 2016

Outdated wiring, or wiring that is not sufficient to meet the demands put upon it by the high consumption of our modern technology, is not only an inconvenience, it’s a safety hazard! If you live in an older Florida home, it might be time to upgrade your wiring to ensure everyone in your family can safely use their electronic devices. The electrical load from multiple TVs, phones, hairdryers, microwaves, washers and dryers cause the wires to generate heat. However, if your wires are old they are most likely deteriorating or aren’t properly insulated, and the heat causes insulation and surrounding materials to catch on fire.

If you’re tired of dealing with electrical problems? Contact Hoffman Electrical today to schedule home rewiring throughout Hillsborough and Pinellas County!

Warning Signs Your Home Needs Rewiring

Rewiring might be a necessity to keep you and your family safe! But how are you, as a homeowner, supposed to determine whether or not it’s time to call an electrician to rewire your entire residence? Our goal at Hoffman Electrical is to provide families in the area with safe and reliable electrical services, so we’ve put together a list of warning signs to look out for that indicate it’s time to rewire your home.

  1. Your circuit break is constantly tripping. The job of your circuit breaker is to prevent fires by cutting off electrical flow when a circuit exceeds the number of amps it’s designed to handle. If you’re experiencing frequent “trips,” your wiring is unable to handle the electrical load.
  2. You have aluminum wiring. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, failing aluminum wire connections can cause overheating that can cause a fire.
  3. Your electrical outlets give off a burning smell. Have you notice a continuing burning smell with no distinguishable source? You might be experiences an electrical short that is happening in areas that aren’t visible—behind your walls!
  4. You’ve noticed your outlets or switch look burnt or charred.

The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) states that more than 53,000 home fires each year are caused by electrical problems. Don’t put your family at risk! Prevent a fire by knowing when to replace the wiring in your Florida home.

Prevent electrical hazards in your Hillsborough or Pinellas County home by having a certified electrician install and maintain your electrical wiring. Contact or call Hoffman Electrical today at 866-238-3243866-238-3243 for residential rewiring!

Call Hoffman Electrical Today—Hillsborough & Pinellas County Electric Professionals

If you’ve noticed these warning signs, you need to do something before you cause irreparable electrical damage to your home—Hoffman Electrical can help! Our experienced electricians have been serving the Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater area with professionalism and integrity since 1989.

Call the experts at Hoffman Electrical at 866-238-3243866-238-3243 or schedule an appointment today for home wiring upgrades!