No matter what type of electrical rewiring work you need to be performed, it is essential that you let a professional take care of it. Unless you are a master electrician and have all of the tools needed to get the job done, there are far too many things that can go wrong when rewiring a house. If you are a do-it-yourselfer, you run the serious risk of injuring yourself or others and doing significant damage to your home. Make the safe decision and call the professionals at Raynor Services.
Knob and Tube Wiring
The knob and tube method was prevalent from the 1880s to the 1930s, but was it was used sparsely up until the 1970s. In this system, electricians soldered wires together and spliced them inside walls, without the use of junction boxes. They then wrapped the wires with electrical tape. Wiring was wrapped in cloth and rubber, covered with copper, and porcelain knobs were nailed to wood joists and studs. Porcelain tubes, with conductors inside, were inserted in holes. The wiring never touched wood structures or plaster inside a home, so the heat caused by overloads dissipated in the airspace between rafters and partitions.
Many older homes are still wired using this antiquated – and dangerous – method. Overtime, these conductors can become dry, or even bare, as their installation crumbles away. This crumbling gradually occurs due to excessive current flowing through the conductors or when short-circuits occur. The more power demanded by electronics and appliances, the more these conductors will deteriorate. When that happens, the risk of an electrical fire skyrockets. If you have knob and tube wiring in your home, it is time for you to consider rewiring your house, and you should call Raynor immediately.
Ground Fault Interrupt Circuits
It is very important that your home has GFCIs, or ground fault interrupter circuits. GFCIs protect everyone in your home from electrical burns or shocks by detecting ground faults and stopping a current if there is any sort of change. At Raynor Services, we can come to your home and install GFCIs to keep you and everyone else in your home safe.
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Replacing and Installing Switches, Outlets, and Dimmers
At Raynor Services, we have a great deal of experience in replacing and installing switches, outlets, and dimmers, as well as lighting upgrades. Whether you have new appliances and electronics that demand more power, or you have dried out or rotten wires — and you want to reduce the risk of a fire — we are here to help.
New Wiring for Kitchen Appliances
If you don’t know how to wire a new kitchen appliance, please leave it to a professional at Raynor Services. Regardless of how easy the salesperson may have made it sound, if you don’t know what you’re doing, you could cause some big problems. We can take care of your new wiring for kitchen appliances in Southern New Jersey, and we will do so quickly and efficiently.
Electrical Service Upgrade/Service Panel Upgrade
We have a great deal of experience in upgrading service panels, so if your home is more than 30 years old, call Raynor Services as soon as you can. Older service panels pose a significant risk for a fire, so take that risk out of the equation by giving us a call.
Fuse Box Upgrade
Just like anything else, a fuse box can deteriorate overtime. Even though fuse boxes are typically very durable, if you see burn or rust marks, or your fuses frequently blow, then you need a fuse box upgrade in Southern New Jersey as soon as possible.
Service Entrance Cable & Meter Socket Installation
While the utility company is responsible for making sure the electricity brought into your home is metered properly, you may be surprised at the equipment you are expected to maintain, such as service entrance cable and meter sockets. You may think that is the responsibility of the utility company, but it is actually your responsibility! If you need service entrance cable and meter socket installation in Southern New Jersey, give us a call.
Electrical Remodeling Services in Southern New Jersey
When you want to give a brand new look to your home, call Raynor Services to make sure all the electrical components of your remodel, such as fuses, switches, wires and more, are working as they should. We can take care of all your electrical remodeling services in Southern New Jersey, and we can help regardless of whether you are renovating your bath, kitchen, or you are considering any sort of room additions.
Electric Baseboard Heater Installation
If you need an electric baseboard heater installation in Southern New Jersey, call Raynor Services. You can count on us to make sure that your heater provides years of hassle-free performance by making sure it is properly installed.
To prevent minor home issues — or major home issues such as a fire — contact Raynor Services to schedule your house rewiring appointment today!