When it comes to the electrical components and elements within your home, there is absolutely no doubt that one of the most important factors in keeping everything working appropriately and safely is the condition of the wiring. From the wiring within your walls to the individual sets of wires that run from your various machines and equipment, all wires need to be cared for and repaired when they show any signs of disrepair or ill health. As well as being a hazard in itself, bad wiring can cause you time and money as well as put you and your family at risk of injury because it may result in the unnecessary repair of electrical equipment.
Circuit Breakers Frequently Tripping
Switch tripping in your home isn’t an uncommon occurrence, but what is uncommon is when it starts to happen on a regular basis. The first thing to do is reduce the number of appliances plugged in around your home to see if you can isolate the problem. If it remains a mystery, then it’s time to call in the professionals to take a more specialized look.
Lights Always Flickering
Keep an eye out for any lights that might be constantly dimming, buzzing or flickering. When you plug something in and it immediately dims, this is a sign that the electrical current is not flowing the way that it should. Light switches buzzing when you turn them on is also a big red flag that something is amiss with your electrical system.
Outlets Are Hot To Touch
Faulty wiring sends too much electricity to the outlets in your home, which means that they are prone to getting hot and even getting a scorched look to them. This is effectively frying the wiring and can lead to something really serious like a house fire.
If you notice that some wiring in your home looks like it is chewed up and frayed, then don’t automatically assume that it might be pets or rats! When the protective plastic covering has been broken, it exposes the wires inside and opens up the electrical circuit. This allows the electricity to the arc which can lead to dangerous results like fires and shocks.
Burnt And Smoky Odor
If you can smell burning or there is a generally smoky odor near your outlets, then it is a clear sign that wiring has already caused a degree of fire damage. In these cases, it is best to unplug everything that you can and get in contact with an electrician to come and inspect your wiring at the earliest possible opportunity.
If you find yourself in need of repair of electrical equipment at any time in the future, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team at USA Electrical Repairs. Our team of trained and experienced engineers is ready and waiting to get to your property to perform all of the important fixes needed. Feel free to contact us and we will be more than happy to answer any questions that you might have. We look forward to hearing from you!