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When it comes to selling your home there are a lot of things that you probably think about, but you might not think about your electricity. The truth is, this is definitely something that you should look at however, as it’s important to keep your house safe for your family and the next one that moves in. So, what should you be doing to make sure that the electrical services in your home are working properly and safely?
Schedule an Inspection
You want to call an electrical services professional to come take a closer look at your home and make sure that it’s running properly. They will do a full inspection that includes checking out the wiring, breaker box, outlets and more to get your house up to code and also safer and more efficient. You can decide the extra electrical services that you want to do, but this will make sure that your home will at least pass the electrical portion of an inspection if potential buyers come through. You don’t want to have to do repairs after the fact.
Get the inspection done early enough before you’re planning to sell that you can get all the necessary electrical services taken care of and you’ll definitely be better prepared.
Replace Old Wiring
Older homes, like those that were built before 1970, could have old wiring that’s actually made of aluminum. You definitely don’t want that in your home and if you’ve found it while you were living there you would want to get it removed right away. If you’re selling your home, however, you absolutely have to get it replaced. This type of wiring is a fire hazard and you want to make sure that your home is as safe as possible. An inspection will be able to help you uncover aluminum wiring and make a plan for how to fix it.
An electrical services professional will be able to help you locate and remove this wiring to make it safe, which will definitely help you give your family more peace of mind as well. There’s no reason you should be living with old, outdated, and potentially hazardous wiring either.
Replace Old Outlets
If you don’t have GFCI outlets near water sources you will need to update these in order to sell your house in most areas. This is also a common courtesy to improve this type of electrical service because it’s going to make your home a lot safer. Another thing to replace are old outlets that are only 2-prong. These don’t have the grounding that makes them safer for general use and also makes them compatible with more electronics. You want to make sure that you’re calling a Myrtle Beach, SC electrical services professional to take care of this for you as well.
New outlets will definitely improve the quality and efficiency of your home and they’re going to make it safer for everyone who lives there. And it doesn’t take much to do.
Get 200-Amp Service
Did you know that most homes only have 100-amp service? But with so many new electronics out there and people doing so much with electricity at a single moment it’s important to have as much power as possible. While you don’t have to upgrade this can be a great selling point on your home. It lets people know that they definitely won’t have a problem powering all of their devices at the same time and with so many electronics gaining in popularity it’s a great way to go with your electrical services team.
Add Smart Appliances
Smart appliances are definitely the future and they’re something that a lot of people are really interested in. If you already have smart appliances this can also be a great feature for potential buyers. Adding in some smart features like thermostats and security can also be a great way to go and will help you to increase your selling price as well. All of these things make your home more high tech, which is going to make it easier for you to sell and also help you to get more people interested in general.
Smart appliances and features come in all different types and you can choose to upgrade just a few things or to upgrade your entire home. Either way, you’re going to be improving the house and making a big difference for potential buyers. Or you might decide that you really like all those features and want to include them in your next house. With an electrical services provider you’re going to have an easier time getting all of these things taken care of and making sure that they’re installed properly and ready for the new owners of your home.
Get It Done Right
No matter which of these things you decide to do, it’s important that you call a professional to get it done right. Don’t try to take on any type of electrical projects for yourself because you could end up with bigger problems. Then you’ll need to call for electrical services that are even more expensive and time consuming. Calling a professional to handle everything from the start is definitely going to make the entire process easier and it’s going to ensure that it’s safe and will pass the inspection your home goes through before being sold.
If you’re ready to hire a professional for any type of electrical service before selling your home, call Mister Sparky of Myrtle Beach. We can send someone to your home in no time to make sure that everything about your electrical system is up to code and where it needs to be. Not only that but we can help you with any of the upgrades that you might need in Myrtle Beach, SC to make sure your house looks great and appealing to buyers. Before you know it, you’re going to have a great house that plenty of people will want to live in and that helps you increase your price.