Educating customers about Electrical Safety in Boston is a priority for every electrician and firefighter. With all the new devices and appliances we use today in our homes and businesses, our electrical systems can get overloaded in homes which have insufficient wiring and panel boxes. There are also dangers with loose connections as well as other problems that can cause fire or shock.
That’s why you always hear Boston electricians warning homeowners and commercial business owners to ensure they have an electrical inspection done regularly or if they haven’t had an upgrade in about 5-10 years to ensure they do.
There are many older homes in Boston with beautiful historical reference such as the Paul Revere House which was built in 1680 or the beautiful Georgian style Shirley-Eustis House. While we love the protected history of our area, the problem is that these older homes have the most dangerous environment if the wiring and electrical panel haven’t been upgraded. Also, there could have been repairs done improperly along the way, which is just another reason to have an experienced and fully licensed electrical inspector to take a close look at everything.
The NFPA states that between 2007 and 2011, around 47,820 homes in the U.S. were damaged by structural fires due to electrical failure or malfunction. From 2011 to 2015, there were a total of 9.7 million reported from all causes. Remember that a good portion of these fires were due to do-it-yourself electrical repairs or electrical repairs done by an electrician who did it incorrectly. Often, the fire doesn’t happen right away, but some time later down the line.
We all deserve to be safe and comfortable with an electrical system we trust. If you’ve purchased a home or have had questionable repairs done, call for an inspection right away.
An electrical overload occurs when you demand too much from your electrical system. With an older panel box, this can be a huge problem because it gets overloaded. Whether it’s immediately apparent or isn’t, there will always be a risk while living in or visiting the home.
- Burned Out Wiring & Components
- Burned Out Appliances & Devices
- Burned Out Phone & Internet Lines
- Burned Out Personal Computers, etc.
- Burned Out Entertainment Systems
- Electrical Shock
- Electrical Fires
Electrical Panel Upgrades
The electrical service panel box is where all your electrical lines meet the main power coming to the house. The power is distributed to the electrical circuits here. Electrical safety codes can change, especially at the local authority level. It is important to have your electrical panel upgraded if it has been around ten years since the last upgrade or since the new install. Your local electrician should perform this service and should be fully qualified and insured to do so.
Lighting & Ceiling Fan Upgrades
Many homeowners and business owners attempt to work on their lighting or ceiling fans themselves. MacEwan Electric always recommends that you keep safety in mind always by hiring an affordable, reputable local electrician to do the work for you instead. There simply isn’t enough reason to risk doing it wrong and harming yourself, everyone you are responsible for, and all your assets at the time of the repair or later down the line.
Replacement For Knob & Tub Wiring
Some homes still sport the old aluminum wiring or knob and tube wiring. This wiring should be replaced if you want to ensure the home and occupants are safe and secure. Today’s homes require much more load and these old systems should stay in the past. At MacEwan Electric, we do a lot of wiring and electrical upgrades in the Boston areas. We make sure homes and businesses are brought up to current code compliance with quality electrical systems they can rely on to be safe.
There are many services that an experienced Boston electrician can help you with to make your home safer. If you have questions or would like to know more about our Electrical Repair Services in Boston, please call MacEwan Electric at 617-688-8171 or complete our online request form.
If you are looking for a professional Boston area electrician then please call us today at 617-688-8171 or complete our
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