It’s a good idea to have your home’s electrical system inspected every 3-5 years. However, if your home is over 40 years old, has undergone major renovations, or if you’ve added major appliances, you should have an inspection done as soon as possible to verify the safety of your wiring and electrical panel.
The duration of an aluminum wiring upgrade can vary widely depending on several factors such as:
- The size of your home
- The complexity of your electrical system
- The extent of the upgrade
A simple upgrade solution might be completed in a few days. However, if a full rewire of your home is necessary, this could take 1-2 weeks or longer. Consult with us for an accurate timeline and estimate based on your home’s specific needs.
Aluminum wiring was commonly used in homes built in the 1960s and 70s. However, it has been found to have a higher risk of causing electrical fires compared to copper wiring, due to its tendency to corrode and loosen over time. Therefore, if your home has aluminum wiring, it’s recommended to have it inspected and potentially repaired or upgraded. Not sure if your home has aluminum or copper wiring? Contact us to have your wiring inspected.
Our whole home electrical inspection services start at just $49. Contact us for an accurate quote based on your home and your specific needs.
While minor issues like resetting a tripped circuit breaker can often be handled by homeowners, you should call a professional for persistent or complex electrical problems. Signs you need a professional include:
- Frequent circuit breaker trips
- Flickering or dimming lights
- Discolored outlets or switches
- Buzzing sounds
- Shocks from appliances or outlets
- Unexplained high electric bills
A professional should also be involved when planning any home renovations, additions, or installing large appliances. Contact Star City to speak with an experienced professional who can make recommendations for these jobs and give you an accurate quote for the work involved.
Electrical diagnostic and troubleshooting involves a comprehensive evaluation of your electrical system to identify any faults, failures, or future issues. This includes checking circuit breakers, wiring, outlets, switches, light fixtures, and any connected devices or appliances. The process aims to ensure the safety, efficiency, and reliability of your electrical system.