One of our specialties, at Home-Pro Electric, is installing, repairing and replacing electrical wiring. From replacing outdated wiring to installing new electrical wiring for new construction and remodeling projects, our skilled Kitchener electrical wiring contractors are reliable, professional and follow electrical code and safety standards strictly for your quality assurance and peace of mind.
Aluminum Wiring Replacement
Aluminum wiring can be a fire hazard wherever the wire is spliced or makes a connection with an outlet, switch, circuit breaker or other component of an electrical system. Another reason aluminum wiring is such a fire hazard is because it shrinks and expands depending on the temperature. These changes to the aluminum wires can result in overheating, sparks and fires. Due to such safety risks, only copper wiring has been used for electrical systems since the late 1970s.
Knob & Tube Wiring
Knob and tube wiring is very dangerous and should be replaced. The original wiring was designed to carry less electrical current than today’s standard wiring. Today’s air conditioners, dishwashers, and high current devices pull too much electricity for knob and tube wiring and causes old wires to get hot thus become a fire hazard.
You should consider rewiring your home or office if you have knob and tube wiring throughout the house. If you have ungrounded two prong copper wiring throughout the house, you should consider having your house rewired so you can have the added safety of a ground conductor in your home’s electrical wiring system.
Our Kitchener electricians can replace your aluminum wiring with copper wiring throughout your entire house. This is the most recommended because this is the safest approach. When we rewire your house we do it at your convenience. We will work room by room so you are not out of your house, and so your entire home is not out of power.
How Is Your Home’s Wiring? Is It Up-to-date?
It is important for every Kitchener homeowner to know the province of their home’s wiring. Also to know if their home’s electrical wiring is up-to-date, and more importantly up to code. The fact is that no matter how secure a home looks from the outside, there are elements not always seen but are vitally important in ensuring that it is safe.
Over time, electrical wirings would start to deteriorate and fray around the edges. When this happens, there’s a chance that homeowners would “brush” these wirings and get electrocuted or perhaps trigger an uncontrollable fire. The goal of a wire inspection would be to detect these problems before they occur and replace wiring for safety.
Performance of Appliances
Are the appliances and lighting not performing as efficiently as they used to? Perhaps the electrical wirings are no longer at top shape and therefore affecting the flow of power. In most cases, this could mean damage to the units attached to the power line and ultimately additional expenses on the part of the homeowner. A well laid-out wiring plan could also save homeowners hundreds of dollars in electricity bills.
Regulations about electrical wirings may change from time to time as authorities increase the level of protection necessary. That being said, it is important that homeowners periodically have their wirings checked to ensure that they are still complying with the regulations of the province. Even more importantly, regulations are designed to provide maximum protection to homeowners so in complying with these rules, homeowners are also serving themselves.
Keep in mind that the most important thing when it comes to wiring inspections is the inspector themselves. They must be thorough with the house, reviewing it with a fine-tooth comb in order to find any irregularities with the wiring. Note that inspections are done periodically depending on various factors. Never attempt to do these inspections personally no matter how knowledgeable one is. Electricity is a serious business and must be handled by professionals only.
To have the wiring of your home inspected or replaced, call the experts at Home-Pro Electric today.