Servall Electric Company Blog:Archive for April, 2018

Steps To Keep Your Historical Property Valuable

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

roof of older home on blue sky backgroundDepending on who you ask, a historic property can be a fantastic investment, or it can be way more money than it’s worth. The latter could be true, if a historical property isn’t updated as it should be. A huge part of historical home preservation in Cincinnati, OH is making sure that it’s safe and habitable, which can be done by making sure everything is up to code. In particular, we’re talking about the electrical system.

Outdated electrical panels can cause many problems in a property, especially in an older one. If these aging panels use fuses rather than circuit breakers (which is common in building constructed before 1960) then you shouldn’t hesitate to contact us for new electrical wiring and electrical panel installations. Fuse boxes are unsafe with when met with modern electrical loads and are potential fire hazards.

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Do I Need Electrical System Updates?

Monday, April 9th, 2018

American electrical outlet and cover plate, with screwdriver and wire nutsThroughout the course of your homeownership, you may have likely had a circuit breaker trip here and there. Maybe you noticed lights flickering every now and then, too. Perhaps you have an old electrical system—but should you be worried about this? Well, electrical troubles can be serious, even if their initial symptoms don’t seem that way. Electrical fires account for hundreds of home fires every year, and many of them are preventable.

We urge you to never neglect your need for electrical repairs in Cincinnati, OH, and consider an electrical system upgrade if your home if your home was built decades ago and never had one. Doing so can reduce your risk of electrical fires as well as electrocution, helping you live in a safer home. But, how do you know for sure when you need electrical repairs?

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