As a homeowner, it may seem that words that start with “re” can be problematic: re-piping, re-plumbing, re-wiring. However, these “re” issues are actually great opportunities to improve both the safety and efficiency of your home in Denver, CO. How do you know if it’s time for re-wiring? Here are some common signs as seen regularly by the electrical experts at Bell Plumbing and Heating:
- Discoloring on outlets/char marks – this is a serious sign, as it indicates that a small fire or burning has already occurred. If you see these kinds of marks on any of your outlets, discontinue use of that outlet and call an expert for assistance.
- You have aluminum wiring – back in the 1960s, aluminum was the go-to metal, used for everything from Christmas trees to house siding. Unfortunately, aluminum becomes too hot when used for electrical wiring, which can lead to fires. Not sure if you have aluminum wiring? A licensed electrician can help.
- There’s a burning smell coming from somewhere – do you smell something burning in certain areas of your home where you shouldn’t? This can be an indication that wiring behind a wall is overheating. It’s important to call for help right away should you ever detect a burning smell in your home.
- Repeatedly tripping breaker(s) – a breaker or breakers that are always tripping are faulty, and one of the reasons for this fault can be problematic wiring. A trained electrician will be able to properly diagnose the problem and repair it.
Any kind of electrical work for your home should always be handled by a trained and licensed electrician, like the ones at Bell Plumbing and Heating. We can help you with all of your electrical needs, including repair and re-wiring. If you are seeing the signs that you may need re-wiring in your home, call us today and schedule an appointment.