Unlike the roof, furnace and many other important systems in your home, the electrical system remains mostly hidden within the walls, with little opportunity for you to judge its condition or notice any issues that may arise. To make matters worse, the wiring can continue to function for years after developing damage or condition issues that could lead to hazards, such as electrical shock or a fire. Homeowners who have recently purchased a newly constructed or existing home can feel relatively secure about their home's electrical system if the purchase included a home inspection completed by a reputable inspection service.
With so many electronic devices and appliances in the average household, it's no surprise that some older homes are struggling to keep up with the power demands. If your home's wiring is older and you're noticing that it's struggling to keep up, this may be the time to consider planning a remodel. Not only can older wiring be insufficient for ensuring consistent power flow to your appliances, the heavy demand on these wires may even put your home at risk of an electrical short and potential fire.