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PITTSBURGH, PA, July 29, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Pittsburgh electrical services company, CW Electrical, would like to take a moment to talk about the hazards associated with not upgrading out-of-date electrical wiring. While the lines in your home are capable of lasting a very long time, they must be replaced after a set period. The type of wiring installed in many older homes is not always up to par with modern safety standards with respect to both sheath insulation and current flow capacity.
The Importance of Residential Wiring Upgrades
These lines are oftentimes barely suitable for the energy loads and demands placed on them by new-age appliances. If you live in a house with old wiring, you may have experienced breakers (or fuses if the control panel has also not been upgraded) that trip or blow on a regular basis. This is more than likely due to the inadequacy of your home's electrical grid.
Updating the latter to meet current safety regulations can certainly be costly, depending on the size of your home and the extent of wiring that needs to be replaced. However, the risks of not doing so are not worth taking. While it may be annoying to have to regularly buy fuses, the potential for an electrical fire is very real and puts your entire home and family in danger.
According to Chris Walton, Owner and Operator of CW Electrical, "The symptoms of poorly functioning electrical lines include flickering lights, discolored outlets and the smell of burnt wiring near appliances. Please err on the side of caution and contact us if you notice one or more of these problems."
CW Electrical is a leading electrician in Pittsburgh. You can learn more about what they do by visiting http://cwelectricalservices.com.
About CW Electrical Services
CW Electrical Services LLC is a locally owned and operated, fully licensed and insured electrical contracting company serving residential and commercial customers in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, and the surrounding area. They provide a full range of interior and exterior electrical services including indoor lighting, landscape lighting, panel upgrades, wiring, surge protection services, retrofits and service installations.
For more information, visit http://cwelectricalservices.com.
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