Updating old wiring
Understand that it will require an electrician to make holes in your walls and, because of that, will likely be quite expensive.
If you are considering any other wall remodels, it is best to combine the projects so that you don’t have to break open your walls twice.
In the past, I’ve used Home Advisor to find contractors (I always get three estimates for work like this), so in the coming days, I’ll be checking out that resource to find contractors who can do this type of work safely and reliably.
Do you have any questions about the information here, or do you have experience updating the electrical system in your home?
If your house needs more than 200 amps for all of its electronics (TVs, computers, air conditioners, appliances, etc.), your elderly home might be straining to provide enough power.
Or if your home doesn’t have as many outlets as you would like, don’t rely on power strips and extension cords to make it work.
Did you know that faulty wiring is the number one cause of residential house fires?This isn’t just an inconvenience; it’s a safety hazard that should be fixed right away.Updating your electrical wiring a massive undertaking.An electrician can check the wiring to be sure it’s safe.To fix the problem, your electrician may place copper connectors (sometimes called pigtails) on the receptacles and circuit breakers.