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When Should You Upgrade Switches and Outlets in Milwaukee?

If you want to maintain the value of your property, it’s advisable to make sure the switches and outlets in your Milwaukee home are up to code. When it comes to electrics, it’s important to realize that homes built more than 10 years ago don’t have electric systems that are equipped to handle the amount of appliances and devices a contemporary household uses. Think about it: in addition to household appliances such as dishwashers, washers, dryers and microwaves, we also use far more entertainment and electronic devices. In most households, all family members possess at least a smart phone and either a tablet or a laptop. Add to that televisions and/or entertainment systems in each room, and it’s clear that your home might not have enough outlets to handle the demand for electricity.

In addition, switches can get worn out or damaged over time. And that results in a highly dangerous situation that can leave you at risk for electric shocks!

Signs You Need to Upgrade Switches and Outlets in Milwaukee

So how do you know your switches and outlets need upgrading? Pay attention to the following signs:

  • Broken fixtures. A switch or outlet that’s loose or damaged is dangerous. You should never try to fix these on your own.
  • The breaker switch trips frequently. This is a sign that you’re demanding too much from the system.
  • Flickering lights. This means the system is having problems providing the energy to the points of use.
  • You’re using a lot of power strips. If you’re continuously adding power strips so you can plug in your appliances, you definitely need more outlets.

Call Current Electric for Top-Notch Advice and Service

If you’re not sure whether you need to upgrade your home’s switches and outlets, or if you want to schedule service, call the team of expert electricians at Current Electric right away. We can advise you on your best options and of course, provide you with a free estimate of costs. So why not invest in more safety and comfort for your home? Call Current Electric today!

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