Thursday, March 21, 2013

Electrician Portland Oregon - Curious About Your Wiring System?

Many homeowners in town might need an electrician Portland Oregon and not know that there is danger lurking behind their walls. Many of the older homes here could have an extremely outdated electrical system which could be deadly. When homes were built in the 1930s and the 1940s, they were built to handle the electrical devices during that time. Many of these homes were not built to handle the many devices the typical home now will need to accommodate. For instance, nowadays most homes have a microwave, big screen TVs, computers, and many personal electronic devices such as iPhones and tablets. Each of these things could be running all at the same time and each will need a power source in order to be used. Electricians of the 1930s weren't aware of the possibilities of future electrical needs when building many of the homes that are around Portland. 

In addition to the changes in electrical devices we operate, there have been many advances made as far as safety electrical standards. If you are unsure of the last time your house has been looked over for possible issues involving your electric system, you should contact an electrician Portland Oregon for an inspection. One of the many advances is the type of materials used in electrical wiring. For instance, nowadays the standard wiring is a plastic-sheathed, insulated three-wire cable according to Earlier wiring systems used cloth covered wires. There are many issues that occur with this type of wiring system one of which is overheating issues. This was at one time a high tech system. With time though, this can be a recipe for disaster. The cloth covering the wires could become brittle and cause the inner wire to be exposed and unsafe. Another big problem with this system is the possible lack of ground wires since it wasn't common to have ground wires when building homes back then.

If you are ready to have your place checked out, you can have an electrician Portland Oregon come over by visiting and filling out the contact form online. We always give free estimates and we always have the best electrician Portland Oregon.