Own an Historic Worthington or Clintonville Home With Electrical Issues? Call Bradley Electric!
Residents of Central Ohio enjoy living in communities which still contain large numbers of stately historic homes. While these dwellings contribute to the charming atmosphere of so many towns in this area, they do pose a significant maintenance responsibility simply due to the age of these properties. During the late 1800s and for much of the first half of the Twentieth Century, architects and builders did not need to adhere to stringent safety codes in effect today.
Maintaining Safe, Comfortable Historic Homes
Just consider one important fact: Thomas Edison did not even invent the light bulb until 1878. Until his technological innovation became widespread, few home builders had a reason to install electricity in homes in Ohio. People relied upon ice boxes in the kitchen and manually operated washing machines; they simply did not possess access to convenient electrical appliances most people take for granted today.
While virtually every modern builder incorporates the electrical system into the design of a house, some historic homes in Central Ohio obtained wiring only several years (or even decades) after construction. Over the course of time, just as in every other field, changes and innovations impact the work of electricians. For this reason, the owners of older properties interested in ensuring their homes adhere to current standards sometimes benefit from requesting routine inspections by licensed electricians. Bradley Electric offers this service across the Central Ohio region.
Updating The Wiring in Historic Homes
Electrical issues in older homes appear in a multitude of forms. Older wiring systems may require updating. Malfunctions in aging circuits sometimes pose potential fire or safety hazards.
In some cases, the people who first installed wiring in a home failed to appreciate the need for multiple electrical outlets created by rapidly expanding technology. Too few available outlets in a kitchen, a laundry room, or an entertainment room create inconvenience for most households today. Although some Amish households do not use electricity, of course, the majority of residents of Central Ohio do require this service on a daily basis.
Adding Lighting And Alarm Systems
Just consider two examples of common electrical system concerns in older Central Ohio homes: lighting and alarm system wiring. Not all historic homes display these problems. Yet both issues do occur frequently.
One area in which older homes may display shortcomings from a competitive real estate marketing standpoint relates to light fixtures. During former eras, most households did not utilize extensive lighting in every room. Most home buyers in this century prefer copious light (or at least available light). Bradley Electric assists the owners of elegant historic homes by updating wiring and installing new indoor and outdoor lighting.
A second common issue in older properties relates to the installation of new home security systems. As our society moves towards embracing computerized “smart houses”, this issue assumes increasing importance to many households. Electricians from Bradley Electric can help owners of historic dwellings install this technology.