Home Wiring Updates in Saint Paul, MN

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Professional Electrical Solutions for Your Home’s Wiring

Mr. Electric of St. Paul always prioritizes our customer’s safety and satisfaction on every job in the Twin Cities. Our commitment to exceptional service quality includes home wiring updates in St. Paul, MN-area households, including the South Metro area, with issues like outdated wiring. Installing sufficient wiring in your home is essential for reasons beyond your family’s safety. A wiring installation optimizes a household’s functionality and makes it more reliable so that it can support today’s increasing residential electricity needs. Electrical technicians seldom inspect a home’s wiring after installing it, so you may need to update your home’s wiring. Updating residential electrical wiring is particularly vital in homes over 40 years old. We reduce your risks of electric shocks, tripped breakers, and residential fires with wiring updates.

Mr. Electric of St. Paul’s Quality Work

Various services like home electrical updates call for careful work and professional expertise to ensure optimal safety and work quality. Mr. Electric of St. Paul’s professional electricians go through comprehensive screening and background checks to ensure they have the right qualifications and eligibility to work for our business. Furthermore, these electrical technicians have in-depth training and well-honed skills to ensure they perform work at a quality level that meets or exceeds our high standards. We’re serious about safety and reliability on every project and dedicate our industry skills and expertise to finishing all services with long-lasting results, whether we install whole house surge protectors, update your household’s electrical wiring, or any other service. During every project, we inform customers about the work we perform, their home’s electrical risks, and professional recommendations for system performance upgrades.

How Do I Know if I Need to Update My Wiring?

Your home’s electrical system may show one or more possible signs indicating you need to update your home’s electrical wiring. Mr. Electric of St. Paul has upgraded residential electrical wiring for countless homeowners. We always perform quick, efficient service backed by our many years of industry expertise. We also understand the latest electrical code updates and ensure our wiring jobs comply with them. The following examples are clear signs your home’s electrical wiring needs professional updates:

Your House’s Wiring Is Old

Rewiring a residential electrical system is a substantial and complex electrical service. Fortunately, Mr. Electric of St. Paul’s electrical experts don't always need to perform complete home wiring replacements in an old home. However, some wiring in an old house will typically need to go. For example, aluminum wiring found in homes built in the 1960s and 1970s is well-known in the industry as a safety hazard. Other hazardous wiring examples include knob and tube wiring you may find in pre-1930s homes and non-metallic wiring in homes built in the 1940s and 1950s. Our technicians also replace loose connections and frayed wires resulting from wear and tear over time or botched do-it-yourself projects.

You Have Ungrounded, Two-Pronged Outlets

Mr. Electric of St. Paul has seen many signs in homes with outdated electrical systems. One clear indication of this condition is finding ungrounded, two-pronged outlets. These outlets are a substantial safety hazard that endangers your electronics and your family. These outlets’ lack of proper grounding makes it so electrical excesses don’t have anywhere to go but into a device or person in contact with it. Even using a surge protector may provide adequate protection against electrical excess for you and your devices. You can lower your shock risks quickly and easily by letting our technicians install grounded wires and three-pronged outlets.

You’re Missing GFCIs

You can identify outlets with GFCIs by their receptacles’ “Test” and ”Reset” buttons. GFCI outlets protect your devices and family against electric shock in areas around your home with high moisture. The current electrical code mandates that homeowners need GFCIs in bathrooms, kitchens, garages, crawlspaces, unfinished basements, spa or pool areas, utility rooms, laundry rooms, and other areas. Generally, you also need to install GFCIs in all electrified areas outside your home. You risk a painful electrical shock if you don’t place these inexpensive and easy-to-install devices in mandated residential areas.

Your Home Is Missing AFCIs

AFCIs are essential electrical components to safeguard your safety while ensuring reliable energy use throughout your home. This technology prevents fires in your home because it works like a circuit breaker, cutting power when a potentially dangerous arc happens. The electrical code requires houses to have AFCIs in bedrooms in all 50 states. In fact, many states require homeowners to place AFCIs in all circuits throughout their homes.

You Have Inadequate Appliance Outlets

Outlets in your home can be different from each other. For instance, outlets for ovens, washers, dryers, and other appliances must safely draw higher amounts of electricity to ensure they run to their best ability. Homes didn’t always need special plugs for appliances, but today’s appliances require a 240-volt outlet to power each heavy-duty appliance. You’ll find three-pronged plug wiring for older electrical systems. Four-progged outlets are standard in most of the latest 240 plugs to improve safety because of the ground wire addition.

Your Home’s Electrical Panel Isn’t Sufficient

Do you know how many amps your home requires to power all your electronic devices, appliances, and lighting? 60-amp breaker wiring in homes was adequate a couple of decades ago, but modern houses usually require 100 to 200 amps to successfully power all the electronic staples and devices people use simultaneously in their daily lives. These devices include mobile devices, air conditioners, refrigerators, and flat-screen televisions. Installing upgraded breaker box wiring is your best electrical service option to meet your home’s increasing energy needs.

Schedule Home Wiring Updates in St. Paul, MN

Mr. Electric of St. Paul covers a broad range of residential electrical service needs. If you have outdated wiring in your home, our professional electricians can update it to meet your power needs and the latest code updates. Contact us today to schedule service and let our technicians visit your home to assess its wiring to determine the best solutions.