Today there are over 70% of homes with inadequate and outdated services. People with older homes tend to overlook the importance of maintaining or updating their electrical service. Older homes are undersized to meet today’s changing technology, meaning the wires are allowing more electricity than they are designed for. This can cause deterioration to the wires leading to a potential fire hazard. Most homeowners don’t realize the potential danger that exists within their service. The following questions are just a few that might help you with deciding if you need your service replaced:
Do you have fuses?
Do you constantly trip breakers or blow fuses?
Has your service been upgraded in the last 15 years?
Do you have FEDERAL PACIFIC breakers? These breakers lost their license due to fire hazards.
Do you have S/E cable on the outside of your house as this cable tends to lead to water entering the electrical meter and panel?
Did you know that when selling your home, the Home Inspector will inspect every aspect of your home and the most common topic is the electrical service and whether it has been updated? So if you feel like yours is in need of being replaced, call today for your free visual inspection and quote so you can avoid the last minute hassle and to hopefully prevent you from losing the sale.
*S/E cable is the cable that runs on the outside of your house and supplies power from the electric company’s point of attachment to your electrical meter.