If you are in the market for a new home, it is very easy to be bowled over by the beautiful design and decor of a well-made house. However, what you really want to pay attention to are signs that a home that you are interested in has outdated electrical wiring. This is important because there are approximately 28,600 electrical fires each year, with the property damage and losses costing $1.
When you are in the market for a house, there are a lot of things to think about. For example, if the home you are considering is older, there may be things on the inspection report that need to be corrected in order to make the home safe. One very important thing that may need to be updated is the wiring. Here are some things that you need to know in order to make sure that your new (to you) older home is wired for the twenty-first century.
Older homes are full of features that are quite desirable to the prospective homeowner. From architectural features that have long been forgotten, to sturdy building materials, antiquated homes have a lot to offer. However, when it comes to electricity, do not be surprised if you find that your lovely older home is found lacking -- in some cases, so much so that your home is not completely safe.
Unfortunately, you may not always know that the features in your home are in need of an overhaul, unless you get advice from a professional electrician.