I have a mid-80s home that I’m planning on selling when the current tenants move out. I have to have an electrician out 2-3 times a year because it will lose electricity to a room or to a side of a room. They’ll replace a switch or an outlet and it works again until the next time. I don’t think they have had to replace the same switch or outlet yet. I tried to pin the electricians down today on “why” or how we could not be doing this all the time, and he said the electrical gets old. What?
I had some previous tenants in this unit that were cold all the time. So they had spaceheaters which I now consider the great evil and they are prohibited in the lease. (I think they were prohibited in those people’s lease too, but anyway). Did spaceheaters damage the electrical? Or does it truly get old? I sort of have a theory that a lot of people in a unit… specifically kids with a bunch of electronics… pushes the limits of it and causes problems.