When older homes were built, they were not built to handle today’s modern electronics. Your home is filled with modern technology being powered by wiring that is sometimes 40 or 50 years old. This old wiring can cause electrical fires, blown fuses or the simple inconvenience of not being able to enjoy your modern electronic devices. Mister Sparky’s master electricians can help you rewire your home and make sure it is meeting current electrical codes. This will save your home and devices from being damaged and might even make your home more energy efficient.
Old House Rewiring
Here are a few ways you can test your home’s electrical wiring:
- Looking to see if you have deteriorated, cracked or black wiring. New wiring is coated in PVC material and has either a gray or white color while old wiring has a black rubber coating, which can deteriorate faster
- Check to see how many outlets there are in each room. If you only have one, you could probably benefit from additional outlets. Chances are your current outlets aren’t GFCI outlets, which we recommend for safety.
- Often experiencing blown fuses or power outages within a year.
A licensed electrician from Mister Sparky can conduct an electrical system check to help you determine exactly what you’ll need to rewire in your home. If you’re concerned about the cost of rewiring, you’ll be pleased to know that not only do we offer competitive prices, we also offer financing and payment plans.
New Construction Electrical Wiring
Building a new home or office building is always an exciting project. It represents new beginnings in a new community or renewed foundations in your current one. Although such a project can also present more than its fair share of stressful decisions, especially in regards to the project’s electrical systems. Luckily, Mister Sparky has many years of experience and have worked with many of the areas top builders.
Residential vs. Commercial Wiring
While many of the basic principles and functions are the same with both a residential and commercial electrical system, the way the electricity is delivered is often different.
- Types of wiring: Electrical wiring is run differently through a house than through a building. In the house, special sheathed insulation conductors are used to keep wires from being exposed within walls and in attics and crawlspaces. In commercial buildings, wiring is usually run in exposed areas while protected by conduit. Those wires are general coated with a thermoplastic, high-heat resistant nylon, protecting them from exposure to gases, liquids, and other harsh substances.
- Power: Commercial buildings usually require three-phase power for equipment to run efficiently for extended periods of time. These typically use two 120-volt legs, a 208-volt leg, and a neutral wire. Residential housing, on the other hand, usually requires only single phase power with only two 120-volt legs and a neutral wire.
- Equipment: Commercial jobs also tend to require more heavy-duty equipment that is impact resistant and less-vulnerable to exposure from harsh materials and varying temperature ranges.
At Mister Sparky we specialize in both residential and commercial new construction wiring, circuit installation and wiring upgrades. Therefore, we’re able to explain the differences between both processes if you’re looking for us to provide both services for you. Since first opening our doors in 1996, we’ve done countless jobs in both areas, and are uniquely qualified to answer any of your questions as you search for an electrician to handle the wiring of your new structure.
Trust your Mister Sparky electrician to handle your next resident or commercial new construction wiring job. Our skills can’t be matched and our service can’t be beat. Contact us at 631-479-2852 to schedule an appointment with us today.