How You Know New Electrical Installations Required
There are numerous signs that home electrical wiring may be due for an upgrade. Before any new electrical wiring installation round rock work is completed, old wiring would certainly have to be addressed, if not removed entirely.
Also to be removed and replaced could be ungrounded outlets that are as dated as the old wiring detected previously. There may be missing GFCI’s. Perhaps there never were any GFCI’s to begin with. Perhaps the old wiring is not compatible with the required GFCI’s. Same goes for missing AFCI’s.
One obvious reason for having new electrical installations is that not enough power is being generated. Or it could just be that far too much power is being wasted. What a difference a new electrical installation could now make in terms of helping you to save electricity and do your bit to reduce the carbon footprint. Old wiring from years ago, made from aluminum, not metallic and tubed, pose safety hazards all-round.
An ungrounded outlet poses a huge safety hazard for electronic devices. Excess electrical output goes directly to these devices. Doesn’t make any difference if you’ve got a surge protector installed. You need GFCI’s to go with your new electrical installations. These will be protecting you from shock in areas where moisture content is likely to be high. Same goes for AFCI’s, in which case you’ll be provided with protection against fire.
In the latter case this has become a mandatory requirement. New electrical wiring installations also need to have the ability to provide the home with more than enough amps to manage the heavy input from new technologically advanced devices and appliances that have been brought into the home over the last few years. What a blast, you could say.