Chicago Electrical Wiring Experts
Maintaining your home’s electrical wiring and electrical components is a must when it comes to electrical repair and maintenance decisions. One of our specialties, at Face Electric, is installing, repairing and replacing electrical wiring. From replacing outdated wiring to installing new electrical wiring for new construction and remodeling projects, our skilled Chicago Electrical Wiring Contractors are reliable, professional and follow electrical code and safety standards strictly for your quality assurance and peace of mind.
Regulations about electrical wiring may change from time to time as authorities increase the level of protection necessary. That being said, it is important that homeowners periodically have their wiring checked to ensure that they are still complying with the regulations of the area. What complied with the Electrical Code to be installed when your home was built may not be within code now. One of the biggest changes is the installation of Aluminum Wiring and Knob & Tube Wiring. These types of wiring installations are no longer considered safe and should be replaced if installed into your Chicago home.
Outdated Wire Replacement
Due to the safety risks that aluminum wires present, only copper wiring has been used for electrical systems since the late 1970′s. The reason aluminum wiring is such a fire hazard is because it shrinks and expands depending on the temperature. These changes to the aluminum wires can result in overheating, sparks and fires by coming loose from its connectors.
Knob and tube wiring is very dangerous and should be replaced. Originally the wiring was designed to carry less electrical current than today’s standard wiring. The appliances of today demand much more current of electricity and the wire can become hot becoming a fire hazard. The protective coating around the wire is also considered improper. When the wire is bent the coating becomes brittle with age and simply falls off creating a very hazardous condition.
Electrical Wiring Services We Provide In Chicago
- Electrical Re-wiring
- Wiring Installation
- Aluminum Wiring Replacement
- Knob & Tube Wiring Replacement
- Electrical Remodeling
- Residential & Commercial Wiring
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