Southwest Florida Electric Inc. is a family-owned electrical contractor with over a decade of experience in home wiring installation, upgrades, and repairs.
We proudly provide residents throughout Fort Myers, FL, with trusted electrical repair at fair prices and guaranteed satisfaction.
Contact us today to find out why we’re the #1 choice for electrical work in Southwest Florida.
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When Should You Replace Your Old Wiring?
As stated, it’s not always easy to know when to replace your wiring because virtually all of it runs behind walls. However, some clues say now is the time.
Your Home Was Built Between 1965 and 1973
Many homes built between these years used aluminum electrical wiring because it was cheaper than copper. But, copper is the preferred material because it doesn’t corrode, it’s malleable, and is an excellent conductor of electricity.
While aluminum wires aren’t inherently bad, the problem lies in the connections. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, homes that contain aluminum wiring are up to 55 times more likely to be at risk of fire compared to those using copper wires.
Frequent Breaker Trips
Circuit breakers overload when you place too much demand on the electrical system, and occasional breaker trips are normal. However, if this happens frequently, it means you’re overloading the system, and rewiring your home to distribute power more evenly could be the solution.
You Over-Rely on Extension Cords
Do you have extension cords snaking throughout the house? Over-relying on extension cords is a sign that you don’t have enough outlets in the room.
Extension cords are problematic for several reasons. First, the cord’s length could weaken the electrical current as it travels to its destination, causing the outlet to work harder. When outlets work harder, they overheat and can cause an electrical fire.
Another risk of using electrical cords is that they’re a tripping hazard.
The bottom line is that if you rely too heavily on extension cords, call an electrician to discuss installing additional outlets.
Dimming or Flickering Lights
Do the lights dim or flicker when you turn on an appliance like your microwave? If so, it’s a sign that your electrical wiring can’t run enough electricity to everything, demanding it simultaneously.
Sometimes, damaged wiring causes lights to flicker, and in other cases, the wiring has corroded, causing it to lose conductivity.
If you experience any of these or other problems with your electrical system, call Southwest Florida Electric Inc. to help you maintain a safe and efficient home.
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Electrical Wiring Installation in Fort Myers
Modern homes in Fort Myers depend on electrical systems like any others. So, when something goes wrong and impacts your ability to use your appliances and gadgets, a professional electrician can help you decide if rewiring is the solution.
Southwest Florida Electric Inc. provides certified, trusted electrical repair and electrical wiring installation throughout Lee County and the surrounding area to keep homes safely powered.
Our mission is to be the only electrical contractor you’ll ever need to hire, which is why we offer an all-encompassing range of services, including:
- Electrical Repair
- Wiring & Rewiring
- Commercial and Residential Lighting
- Exterior Lighting
- Home Wiring
- Generator Installation