What Are the Greatest Issues with Electrical Wiring Older Houses?

Older houses are beautiful, especially with their unique architecture and charm, however, wiring these homes can be challenging. If you have an older house with an electrical system that hasn’t been updated in a while, you might find yourself experiencing some of the warning signs below. If you need an in-depth assessment, contact Ryan Electrical Services, LLC.

How to Determine if Your Wiring is Too Old

When it comes to outdated wiring, you may notice some of the following:

  • Flickering lights
  • Lights going dim for no reason
  • Minor shock when touching light switches
  • Circuit breakers that regularly trip
  • Intermittent power

Should I Be Worried About Electrical Wiring in My Older House?

The biggest concern in older interior wiring is the deterioration of conductor insulation. Over time, wire insulation can disintegrate and/or crack, there by exposing the live wire and contributing to the symptoms above, in addition to, and most critically, fire.

Never ignore the warning signs because you could be putting yourself and your family at risk, as well as possibly paying for more costly repairs down the road.

Contact Ryan Electrical Services for residential electrical services in Bergen County and Pearl River.

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