Tips from Wilcox Electric

Is Your Old Electrical Wiring a Safety Hazard?

Posted by Wilcox Electric on Sep 30, 2019 2:37:24 PM

The old houses in Washington DC are filled with historical charm, which has a strong appeal for homeowners.

Unfortunately, many of these beautiful old homes also have hidden dangers within their walls and above the ceilings – outdated electrical wiring.

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Topics: Electrical safety, Upgrade wiring

Hidden Hazards: What You Need to Know about Electrical Home Safety

Posted by Wilcox Electric on Jun 13, 2019 3:11:42 PM

Maintaining a home is an ongoing process, yet many people wait until something stops working in the home before addressing these maintenance issues.  However, it can save you time, money, and unnecessary stress to prevent problems before they occur. Your home’s electrical system is an excellent place to start.

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Topics: Electrical panel upgrades, Electrical safety

Is the Aluminum Wiring In My Old House Dangerous?

Posted by Wilcox Electric on Nov 24, 2018 3:41:09 PM

The fundamental problem with aluminum wiring is that it can expand and contract excessively, which creates loose connections, and ultimately, arcing problems. When it arcs, it usually does so without tripping the breaker. This is a fire hazard and can be very dangerous.

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Topics: Electrical safety

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