Whether you are renovating an older home or building, or simply updating décor in your home or office, it is of utmost importance that you are very careful when it comes to the electricity in the building. One of the biggest mistakes people tend to make when they are working on older homes is to ignore the bad wiring and build over it; oftentimes, this causes big problems, like a fire down the road. Make sure that a licensed electrician takes a look at the property you are working on to check that everything is up to code.
Outdated and faulty circuit boards, especially when they house the fire alarm or security systems, can cause major issues if not repaired properly.
Make sure the circuit or CPU boards in an old building are all in working order, and avoid a potentially serious situation down the road. Faulty circuit boards can cause fires in the walls, not to mention that if the circuit board is hooked up to your fire alarm or security system, it will be unable to warn you if there’s an emergency.
Another mistake that people often make when they are renovating an older building is to simply rip out and replace the wiring rather than first working with what you have. If a licensed electrician has deemed everything up to code and safe to work on, you could save thousands of dollars by keeping the current system in place and making smaller repairs, rather than replacing the whole thing.
Remember, it’s always best to get an expert involved if you’re not sure what you’re doing when it comes to electricity and wiring on your remodel or update.
Remember to take a look at the old circuit boards if it’s not up to code, or if something needs to be replaced. If the building is older, you may have a hard time finding parts to repair the circuit board that is currently in the building, but that’s why Life Safety stocks parts from discontinued boards. Check out our site or contact us today if you’re missing something, we might be able to help.