Electric tips to add value to your home
If you’re thinking of putting your home on the market, you have a lot of options for how you can improve its value. A new bathroom, kitchen or roof are great investments but another important aspect is your electrical system.
Make sure you home can be sold faster with these electrical tips:
Is Your Electrical System Up to Date?
Your electrical system should have everything expected of a modern home. Do you have enough outlets? Do areas of moisture like kitchens and laundry rooms have GFCI outlets? Are they conveniently located and easy to find?
Have You Tested Your Electrical Switches and Outlets?
Check and test every outlet in your home. Are they all working correctly? If you detect that any no longer work or do but make an odd noise, you should call an electrician for servicing. Faulty wiring not only costs you more on electrical bills but also poses a significant safety concern. Plugs that tend to spark or make an odd noise when activated may have faulty wiring which can pose a severe safety hazard. A qualified electrician can spot these trouble areas and fix them prior to a home inspection.
How Much Power Can Your Electrical System Handle?
You should have a clear idea of how much power your electrical system can handle. Potential buyers will want to know this as they may be planning to use appliances that draw a lot of power. Too much demand on the power system can lead to blowouts or tripped fuses. This is why it’s good to have GFCI outlets installed. These outlets are designed to shut off automatically the moment they detect a power surge.
How Old Is Your Wiring?
When was your electrical wiring first installed? In homes older then 30 years, there’s a chance the wiring could be outdated. Outdated wiring poses a safety risk which could potentially cause a fire. Along with that, older wiring can’t handle the electrical demands of modern appliances. The amount of electricity needed in a home has more than doubled in the last 40 years, so any house with old wiring may be in need of a complete rewire.
All these electrical tips can add value to your home but the sooner you start on them, the better. A qualified electrician such as your experts at Mister Sparky can help you get the most from your home whether selling it or planning on living there for many years to come.