Rewiring Your Northern Virginia Home
Aging wiring, outlets, switches, and breakers were not designed to meet the demands of today’s power-hungry electronics and appliances. Over time, a steadily increasing load combined with accumulated stress and wear on the electrical system can create a serious potential hazard. The expert, professional residential electricians at Infinite Electric offer complete electrical rewiring services to improve system efficiency and ensure the safe operation of all your powered machines and appliances.
Rewiring your home can bring it up to date and leave your electrical system working better than ever. Home re-wiring is a crucial step in ensuring you have the safest and most effective electricity in your home, giving you a sense of relief that you don’t have faulty or unsafe wiring.
Call (540) 881-0473 today to get a quote for whole home rewiring!
Electrical Hazard Warning Signs
Some homeowners allow their wiring to get worse and worse until it’s too late. Is your home bombarded with electrical problems? There are many warning signs your home needs to be rewired:
Flickering lights. Flickering lights can cause quite a disruption in your home when you’re trying to do simple everyday tasks. It’s usually a sign of faulty wiring somewhere in the home.
Discolored or charred outlets and switches. This is a sign that there’s a short caused by either a loose connection or faulty wiring near an outlet or switch. The loose connection may cause sparks that could result in a small fire which can cause the surface of the outlet to char or discolor.
Circuit Breaker trips frequently. Your circuit breaker’s job is to prevent fires by “tripping” or cutting off electrical flow when a circuit exceeds the number of amps it’s designed to handle.
Aluminum wiring. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, failing aluminum wire connections can cause overheating that can then cause a fire. It’s estimated that 2 million homes were built with aluminum wire between 1965 and 1973.
Knob and tube wiring. This type of wiring is typical in homes built before 1935.
Frayed wiring. Frayed wiring in your home is highly dangerous, as exposure can easily lead to fires or electrical shocks. It needs to be replaced immediately so the safety of you and your family are not placed at risk.
If you notice any of these warning signs in your Northern VA home, call the certified premier electricians at Infinite Electric to check it out before they can cause any significant damage to your home. There are many benefits of rewiring your home, including better safety, improved functionality, and higher resale value. Additionally, insuring an older home with outdated or faulty wiring can be problematic. We can help bring any home up to code. Contact us today!
Aluminum wiring is a safety concern that you should address immediately and is always flagged on home inspection reports. Even if you are not planning on selling your home anytime soon, it is a silent hazard that can strike at an unexpected time.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that homes with aluminum wiring are 55 times more likely to have “fire hazard conditions” than homes wired with copper. Coupling this with the fact that electrical malfunctions are the leading cause of house fires is a compelling reason to discuss options for addressing the aluminum wiring throughout your home.
If your house was built between 1965 and 1973, there is a high probability it has aluminum wiring. There are 3 methods for repairing aluminum-wired homes that the CPSC accepts: whole-house rewiring, copalum, and alumiconn.
Infinite Electric is an integrity-driven company. We aim to provide each of our customers with the best advice to maximize value for any of your home projects. Many of our lifelong customers were made by providing solutions that drastically reduced anticipated costs while still providing safe outcomes.
Give us a call at (540) 881-0473 and chat with one of our electrical experts about your situation. We will provide you with options and their respective pros and cons.