Long Island Remodeling And Renovation Services
There comes a time when every homeowner is faced with the decision to remodel or renovate. Several factors will determine the best course of action for your home. These factors include budget, schedule, preferences, needs, and codes. Every older home must be brought up to code at some point, especially if you ever consider putting it on the market. In the meantime, you must make this very important decision, whether to renovate, remodel, or do nothing.
Residential Renovation – What Does It Entail?
Renovation generally applies to older homes with outdated electricity and plumbing systems. As the most important part of a home, the electrical system is continuously changing with time. What exactly does this mean? Well, it means the residential electrical system will advance as new technologies become available.
Residential establishments built before the 50s pose a risk for every member of the household? What are these risks? Well, first and foremost, they pose a fire risk. Even homes that were constructed as early as 1980 may pose a fire risk. How is this possible? It is possible through the home’s electrical system, which can vary from knob-and-tubing, aluminum, and cloth-covered. All of these electrical systems have been declared “unreliable” and “unsafe” by the experts.
Electrical Rewiring – Ridding The Home Of Fire Hazards
There is only one way to eliminate the fire hazards in your home once and for all. A full renovation is pertinent to bringing your home up to code and removing all potential fire hazards.
Electrical rewiring and an electrical panel upgrade remove all the outdated electrical wiring – knob-and-tube, aluminum, and cloth-covered. It also does away with the FPE electrical panel, fuses, and circuit breakers, all of which have fire risks.
When Does An Older Home Need To Be Fully Renovated?
Determining the actual condition of your home is the only way to determine if a renovation or remodel is required. Things to look for include the following:
- Knob-and-tube wiring electrical system
- Aluminum electrical system
- Cloth-covered electrical wiring
- FPE electrical panel and circuit breakers
- No longer offers energy efficiency
- Intermittent power outages and power surges reported
- Home has never been remodeled or renovated
- Constructed in 1949 and earlier
H&A Long Island Electrician Renovation Team
We hire a broad range of talent, including electricians and technicians. Our goal is to make residential renovation and remodeling services accessible to all Long Island residents. We will work around your schedule and budget to bring your home’s electrical panel up to code.