Home Electrical Rewiring For Roanoke and Surrounding CommunitiesWhat is rewiring? Rewiring is the replacement of an old, outdated or worn out electrical panels, and wires in your home. If your home has “knob and tube” wiring or screw in or fuses in the electrical panel, chances are the wiring is over 40 years old and should be replaced to meet current safety code standards.
When a 15-amp fuse blows, it can be tempting to replace it with a 20 amp fuse. And, when that 20 amp fuse blows, it can be just as tempting to screw in a 30 amp fuse. In a situation like this you’re potentially overloading your electrical system and creating a fire hazard.
WARNING: Replacing a fuse with a higher rated fuse is not a solution to the tripping circuit problem. This causes the circuit (wires) to heat up to dangerous levels and increase the threat of a major house fire. By overriding the electrical circuit you are endangering the lives of everyone in your home.Most electrical wiring found in homes today is in good shape. But, the only way to tell for sure is to call a highly qualified Electrician from Ostrom. Our Electricians will perform a visual inspection with you and let you know about the condition of your wiring and how we would suggest proceeding with any repair. We’ll also test all of the circuits, inspect the electrical panel and address all of your concerns about creating a safe environment in your home.
If you would like more information about rewiring in your home give us a call. It’s Your Home, Trust Ostrom.