Many years ago, houses were
wired with a 2-wire system, which means a hot and a neutral wire with no ground. A ground is important because it notifies
the fuse or breaker, whichever you have, to shut off if it detects a short in the circuit and a ground also helps trip any
circuit on a power surge. Also, adding a ground in your home wiring system protects computers, televisions, and any
other appliances. Wires also used to be insulated with cloth which over a period of time deteriorates and leaves your
wires exposed to the touch which can give you quite a shock. Also, wires with a worn cloth cover can result in a short
When do you know when it's time to replace old wiring? Well, there are some tell-tale signs
like sparks coming from the switches or receptacles. You'll also notice that receptacles stop working. Once you
pull the receptacles out of the wall, you see the wire that is currently installed in the house.
The extent of the rewire
is determined by physically inspecting the wires coming out of the panel. Also, we inspect the wire that are run through
open areas such as attics or underneath floors.
A total rewire involves taking out every old and damaged wire and replacing
it with wire that meets your particular city's requirements.
The advantages of rewiring your home:
Gaining a well-grounded electrical system coming from your panel
Relocating your circuits according to your home's current demands such as for any extra kitchen appliance
Ability to dedicate circuits for computer, refrigerators, microwaves, etc.
A dedicated circuit is important when an appliance is in high demand and should not be shared with another appliance.
Pacific Gold Electric is highly experienced and has conducted numerous rewire projects in the Los Angeles area.
no longer. Give us a call at 626-644-3507 - today!