Electricity is something we all depend on. When it breaks down, however, we can be left in uncomfortable and dangerous situations. When your electrical devices and home electrical systems have an issue, you may be tempted to fix the wiring yourself, but this is a dangerous job that’s best left to a team of electrical contractors.
That’s where we come in. The team at Ravinia Plumbing, Sewer, Heating & Electric is happy to offer comprehensive and high-quality wiring services to customers in Chicago’s North Shore and Chicago’s Northwest suburbs, including Highland Park, Buffalo Grove, Lincolnshire, and more. Our wiring upgrades will improve your home’s functionality and even boost curb appeal.
Get in touch with us today to get your wiring fixed once and for all with our range of wiring services!
Signs Your Home Needs Wiring Upgrades
You may encounter an issue if you’re buying a home that has aluminum wiring in terms of getting electrical permits. Aluminum wiring is safe, but it’s no longer up to code, so it’s a good idea to change the wiring to something such as copper.
Two-Pronged, Ungrounded Outlets
Two-pronged ungrounded outlets are no longer legal/up to code. You won’t get in trouble for having them in your home. But if they need to be replaced, you cannot replace them with two-pronged ungrounded outlets. You must upgrade to something that is up to code.
Not Enough Power
If you find yourself plugging in a deep fryer and an air fryer simultaneously and the breaker trips, then it is possible that you are not getting enough power to the outlets, or they are overloaded.
Other issues include faulty wiring or wiring that small critters may have chewed up.
Persistent Burning Smell
There is no denying the smell of an electrical fire when it happens on your property.
If you smell a persistent burning smell, especially around outlets, you must contact an electrician immediately and turn off any breakers in that room.
Switches and Outlets Are Discolored
Discoloration of switches and outlets is a sign of short-circuiting.
Short circuits can be caused by:
- Loose connections
- Aging and outdated wiring
- Faulty appliance wiring
Circuit Breaker Trips Frequently
If your circuit breaker trips frequently, then you have too much electricity drawing from the breaker, and you need a professional to assess the problem.
Sometimes, the breaker trips when certain electrical appliances are too big for your breaker. But with the help of our trained team, you can have a breaker box installed and re-wiring completed properly.
How Often Should Wiring Be Inspected?
Wiring isn’t meant to be seen, so it makes sense that most homeowners overlook or ignore their electrical systems.
But you really should have your wiring inspected at least once every three years, even if everything seems OK. However, if an issue arises that makes you suspect an issue with your wiring, such as tripped breakers or sparks coming out of outlets, call an electrician right away.
Ravinia Plumbing offers licensed and insured technicians who will come to your home, assess your wiring, and tell you if there are any concerns. We’ll also give you an estimate on how much it will cost to repair them and schedule routine checkups, so you never have to worry about your appliances and electrical systems going unnoticed.
Speciality Home Wiring Upgrades
Enhancing cabinets with specialty lighting solutions can make your property shine. Our electricians do an extremely professional job, so you can trust us to provide the best electrical services in the area.
Home theaters are a great amenity and can provide families with an excellent space to come together and enjoy each other’s company.
Do you have just one room you want heated or multiple rooms that are small? Then consider baseboard heaters. Baseboard heaters are powerful enough to keep you warm this winter. Our technicians are trained to install all baseboard heaters quickly, so you can enjoy some extra heat ASAP.
The best kitchen appliances require reliable wiring to ensure that they remain safe and operate functionally for as long as possible. Ravinia Plumbing offers reliable appliance installation for customers.
Dedicated Pump Circuits
Do you have a primary sump pump and a battery back-up sump pump? If so, they should each be powered by a separate electrical circuit. If one system fails, and both are sharing the same circuit, both systems can be without power resulting in a flooded basement. Call Ravinia Plumbing to add additional dedicated circuits as necessary.
Schedule Your Home Wiring Services with Ravinia Plumbing Today!
Are you ready to upgrade your wiring and ensure the overall safety and comfort of your home? Call Ravinia Plumbing to schedule service today! No matter what electrical projects you bring to us, or what your electrical needs might look like, our electrical service professionals will provide great service throughout the entire process.
From electrical repairs to installations and beyond, we’ll always be here to pick up the phone and provide you with outstanding service.
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