Old wiring isn’t necessarily dangerous, but you should make sure that your electrical system is up to date. If you’re not sure on the condition of your wiring, it’s worth it to hire a licensed master electrician to inspect your electrical system.
If you notice any of these signs in your home, you should consider having your wiring replaced.
- Breakers or fuses blow constantly
- Dimming or flickering lights
- Discolored outlets
- Switch plates that are warm to the touch
- Outlets only accommodate two-prong plugs
Replacing electrical wiring is part of making an old home safer, more modern, and more livable. Your electrical wiring should be up to code, as many insurance companies will charge a higher rate if your home has out of date or knob & tube wiring. Since knob and tube wiring is an older electrical system, it has a lot fewer circuits and lacks ground wire for the circuits. These problems can cause wires to short circuit or overheat.