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Ask a Milwaukee Electrician When It’s Time for an Electrical Wiring Upgrade

Rewire for Safety, Insurance Coverage, and Increased Power


Everyone knows that you don’t mess with electricity, so if something isn’t broken why fix it? If all of your appliances and devices at home seem to be working right, why should you bother messing with the electrical wiring? Nothing seems like it’s out of place.

But, everything isn’t always as it seems. If your house is more than 40 years old and you know the wiring hasn’t been upgraded in that time frame, then you could be living in unsafe conditions. And, despite how good the electricity may seem to work, it may not actually be able to accommodate you and your family’s power needs.

Rewiring can increase the value of your home, and make it a safer place to live. So why not take a leap of faith and just do it?

Why You Should Rewire Your Home

The older your house is, the more likely it is that it has old, unsafe wiring. Materials, like wire insulation, deteriorate over time and, unless you were present the last time the wiring was changed, you can’t be sure everything is up to code.

It’s important to have your wiring inspected so you know if there are any problems on the horizon that you need to be aware of. This inspection becomes even more necessary if you experience any of the following warning signs:

  1. Breakers that trip or fuses that blow often
  2. If you have ground fault circuit interrupters in kitchens or bathrooms that have been exposed to moisture
  3. If you have two-pronged ungrounded outlets throughout your home
  4. You feel a tingling sensation when you touch any appliance
  5. A constant burning smell from a room or appliance
  6. Flickering or dimming lights
  7. Discolored, sparkling, or warm outlets


Don’t take these signs lightly. An inspection can make a huge difference!

Another reason you should consider upgrading your wiring, though, aside from the assurance of safety is that some carries refuse to insure homes with older wiring. Don’t risk that.

Whether it’s because you need more power, you want a safer home, or one that’s covered under insurance, Current Electric is here to help. Call us today for your electrical wiring upgrade!

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