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The Truth About House Wiring by Kaneohe’s Best Electrician

The truth is, household electrical wiring doesn’t age as well as houses do and may need to be periodically checked and even overhauled. This is for reliability, cost and especially for safety reasons. Electrical rewiring in aging houses and buildings may seem far-fetched but after several years, you will come to regard it as fact. So you’ll need the best residential and commercial electricians from Windward Side Electric if you live in the Kaneohe, Kailua and Waimanalo areas to make sure your electrical wiring serves you well for another couple of decades. Windward Side Electric can also help you with emergency situations 24/7 as well as quick repairs when needed.

Electrical deterioration in aging homes is a fact especially when built using substandard materials. Insulation eventually becomes brittle due to changes in temperature and the elements and wires can get exposed resulting to tripping and short circuits. Critters can also chew through your wiring increasing danger to yourself and your home or establishment. Old houses and buildings also tend to have electrical circuits that don’t follow state and municipal code and are not equipped with proper grounding. Fires often result when these are not checked up on. Circuit breakers should now be in place instead of old fuse boxes, not just for regulation but for safety. Plus, electrical consumption is much different than what it was decades ago. Kids with their TV, computers and gaming consoles as well as adults with their timed video recorders. Old houses may not be able to fully handle the electrical demands of today. To change that, it’s necessary to hire licensed expert electricians and they are available in the Kaneohe, Kailua, and Waimanalo areas from Windward Side Electric.

electrical wiring by professionals before and after

The cost of re-wiring an old home or building depends on several factors. The size of the home, the age of the home and the updates that were installed or repaired over the years. Larger and older homes often have more outdated equipment like fuse boxes instead of breakers and may not have support for grounding. These often incur more costs to follow regulations. Another factor on cost is how the electrical wiring is installed, such as whether or not they’re piped in walls, over or under the flooring. Less is unfortunately more when it comes to accessibility.

Whatever the case, Windward Side Electric licensed electricians can help you with your electrical troubleshooting for  old home or building in the Kaneohe, Kailua, and Waimanalo areas. We’ll help you adapt to code and regulations, increase the safety of your home and building ad make it run more efficiently. We also provide services for indoor and outdoor lighting, customization and security. For more info, contact us at:

Windward Side Electric

46-036 Kamehameha Hwy. #770
808-670-1383
Kaneohe, Kailua, Waimanalo
electricalrepairmanoahu.com

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Windward Side Electric Tips on Home Electrical Safety

Windward Side Electric Tips on Home Electrical Safety

Kaneohe, Kailua, Waimanalo

Electricity is a powerful force often taken for granted. We use it for lights, coffee makers, TV sets, computers, and phones. When the power goes out, we think of it as an inconvenience and even a simple nuisance and underestimating underlying electrical problems can be deadly. There are plenty of measures in place to ensure the safety of the general public, but being unaware or ignoring those measures is dangerous.

Windward Side Electric offers you the following three guidelines that you need to follow to keep safe as suggested by electricians

Faulty Outlets – Loose, open or exposed outlets are a serious safety issue. They need to be checked immediately by a licensed electrician especially when there are children around. After fixing, they also need to be childproofed. Also, consider installing outlets with ground fault circuit interrupters (GCFI) for additional safety.

Electrical Cords – Power cords and electrical wiring have rubber insulation for a reason. Exposed wiring exposes people and pets to electrical shock and can cause fires. Insulation can get damaged through continuous use and wear out over time. They’re also prone to pests, pets, and young kids. Electrical cords with exposed wiring need to be unplugged immediately and covered with electrical tape. They need to be replaced if they are detachable for good measure. Do not try to fix severed cords. Replace them or hire an electrician to fix them.

Electric Heat – electricity is a fire element. You know what happens when lightning strikes a tree. A high enough voltage that’s exposed can easily cause fires. Our everyday appliances themselves generate some heat that can be dangerous if not handled carefully. For instance, avoid charging your phone on top of your bed mattress or even under the covers. Do not charge your phone while sleeping. Do not cover appliances with a cloth while they’re plugged in. Do not cover your computer or appliance’s vents while in use.

Electrical safety is very important but thankfully not a problem to remember. Electrical safety also involves inspection of your electrical system and even your home appliances. For that, we at Windward Side Electric are ready to take your call.

Windward Side Electric

46-036 Kamehameha Hwy. #770
808-670-1383
electricalrepairmanoahu.com