Electrical Upgrades For Older Homes
Is Your Home Over 20 Years Old?If your home was built over 20 years ago, there's a good chance it may not be up to code with the latest electrical safety and convenience features. Here are a few things to consider:
Do you have overloaded outlets? If power-strips and plug-in add-ons are tangling up your outlets, your electrical system is likely working beyond its intended capacity. Adding circuits can restore neatness and safety.
Get your home grounded! Many older homes have outlets without three-prong grounded plugs. This could indicate that your electrical wiring system is not fully grounded and could be a safety problem.
Water hazards. Wet locations such as kitchens, baths and laundry rooms require outlets protected by Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters GFCIs. Adding GFCIs will make your home code-compliant and safer. If you already have GFCIs be sure to test them regularly using the reset buttons.
If you’re not sure your home is safe for your family, have it inspected by a qualified electrician from Clover Electric.
Clover Electric has been part of the Northeast Ohio community for more than 30 years. Clover Electric provides electrical installations and repairs for both residential and commercial customers. Customers can rest assured any electrical repair in their home will be handled with care and expertise.
Remember, for the safety of you and your home, electrical problems need to be taken care of right away. Peace of mind is just a phone call away at 440-543-1153. You’ll be glad you called.