You know the feeling. It’s late at night, you’ve woken up, and you just cannot seem to get back to sleep. Your mind keeps mulling over everything that might be a threat to you and your family. Maybe you’re obsessing over work issues. Maybe there are problems at home. Maybe there are a few safety issues around the house that you keep coming back to.
Perhaps you’ve recently moved into a new home and suspect that the wiring might be old or that previous owners may have done some electrical work that’s less than professional. Maybe you have outlets or lights that don’t work, and you have no idea why. Maybe you’ve seen evidence of amateurish repairs or an unfinished electrical installation and don’t know whether you should trust the quality and completeness of the work.
If you live in Sarasota, FL, then there is a dependable and experienced electrical and HVAC contractor that will be happy to take a look at it for you: Aqua Plumbing & Air. Electrical Wiring in Sarasota, FL is subject to high levels of humidity, and moisture and electricity don’t mix. Don’t take chances with your wiring.
Wiring in old houses
Houses that date to the early to mid-twentieth century may still have their original wiring. Is it safe? If it has somehow managed to stay in perfect condition, then it may not be an immediate fire hazard. However, if it has been damaged by renovations or if it has corroded due to humidity, then it can indeed be dangerous. The only way to be sure that your older electrical installation is not going to cause a fire is to have it thoroughly inspected. We have the equipment to review existing electrical systems with no detectable damage to your walls, floors or ceilings, and the cost of the inspection will be clear-cut and up front. We don’t make up problems to cover the cost of a “free” inspection.
Wiring that’s been re-muddled
The most common way that existing, well installed electrical systems are made unsafe is by amateur modifications. If you’ve seen evidence that your home’s electrical system has been extended or changed by previous owners, then have us take a look at it. If you’ve modified it yourself and are not 100 percent confident of your work, then you don’t have to tell us that it was you. Just call us in, and you’ll be able to set aside your worries. We will be able to tell you if the work is all right, and we’ll be able to fix it for a small fee if there’s something wrong.
Wiring that looks scary
Wiring that looks scary often is scary. If your system is old and dirty, then it’s not a bad idea to have it reviewed by professionals. If you’re seeing corrosion on your wires or electrical equipment, then it’s a serious problem. It can lead to overheating and to fire, and you should call in an electrical contractor as soon as possible. If you’re seeing evidence of overheating anywhere around your meter or on wires in your basement, in electrical boxes, or especially in walls or floors, then please call us right now. This includes blackened wire covers, scorched metal or wood, and any other evidence that a wire has overheated. This mean you’re lucky that you haven’t already had a fire.
Wiring that just doesn’t work
If you have electrical switches or outlets that just do not work, then there may be a reason for it inside your walls. It’s possible that the switch or outlet was deliberately disconnected, but normally, a blank plate would be used to cover the electrical box if that were the case. If you have an overheated wire inside your wall, then it is a continuous fire hazard. Don’t let the possibility eat away at you. Have it checked, and find out for sure what’s going on so that you can put your mind at rest.
If it’s your electrical wiring that is keeping you up at night, then you’re lucky. If you have a problem with your work, then that can threaten not only your peace of mind, but your financial security as well, and you’re either on your own or due for some pretty difficult conversations. If you have a problem in your marriage, then no psychologist or marriage counselor can tell you with complete confidence that they can fix it.
However, if you are a Sarasota, FL resident and you have a problem with your electrical wiring, then you’re in luck. Aqua Plumbing & Air can definitely fix any problem with electrical wiring in Sarasota, FL, which is in our service area. This is because electrical wiring, unlike complex human relationships, can be accurately and thoroughly evaluated. If there’s something wrong, then repairing it is always possible and electrical inspections and repairs are generally less expensive than you may think.
So, if it’s your electrical wiring that is keeping you up at night, call Aqua Plumbing & Air, sleep soundly and count yourself lucky.