Electricity Tips for New Homeowners of Old Homes

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Electricity Tips for New Homeowners of Old Homes

Hi, my name is Henry. I grew up in an old home and saw my parents frequently tackle projects such as rewiring the home or installing new garage doors to meet updated safety standards. As a kid, it just felt like a lot of busy activity, but as I got older and began working in real estate, I could see how essential these tasks were to owners of old homes. If you are a new homeowner with an old home, you are in for a treat, but you will also face challenges inherent with owning a home with old wiring. To help you, this blog has tips on repairing, rewiring and assessing the electricity in old homes. Thanks for reading!

3 Reasons You'll Want to Call a Commercial Electrician to Your Facility

When you own or manage a business of any sort, you need to ensure that every aspect of your facility is functional and upgraded as needed. The electrical systems of the building are vitally important for how the facility functions, but unfortunately many company owners and managers neglect calling an electrician until there is a power failure. Note a few important reasons you may want to call a commercial electrician to your facility and how they can assist you.

1. Customers seem to miss your location, especially at night

The lighting you have around your facility's entrance will affect its overall visibility, as will the way your signs and advertisements are lighted. If customers tend to drive right by your business or your clients note that they had a hard time spotting your building, you may want to call a commercial electrician. He or she can typically provide stronger lighting that helps to properly illuminate your facility's entrance and signage, and ensure you have proper wiring and electrical power to support upgraded bulbs. 

2. You want to rework the footprint or layout of your facility

Moving your office workers means moving their equipment with them, and it can be a mistake to do this without the services of an electrician. He or she can note the best plugs to use for certain equipment that may need to be on its own circuit, such as your large copier or other such machine. They can also add outlets as needed to ensure that there are sufficient plugs in each area, so that no one plug or area of wiring is overloaded and at risk for causing an electrical fire.

3. You're upgrading your kitchen area

You may know to call an electrician if you have a commercial kitchen and are upgrading the appliances, so you can ensure that the wiring can support the added demands for power. However, you'll want to do the same even for a new refrigerator in an employee break room. Any new appliance may mean added demands for power that your current wiring or circuits cannot support, and it can be very frustrating to have a refrigerator constantly losing power. If you're adding other small appliances, this can also put too many demands on the circuits. A commercial electrician can check the wiring of all the outlets in a kitchen and note if you need upgraded wiring, new outlets, or rewiring of the circuits.