Your electrical system is hooked up to so much in your home. It can encounter problems left and right, but the good thing is it will show you warning signs along the way. While zero problems would be much more ideal, these signs at least tell you that something’s wrong so you can inspect it and call for electrical repair.
Ashland wiring and rewiring jobs normally include a mix of these five warning signs as a reason for homeowners calling us in the first place. This is what you need to look out for.
1. Circuit Breaker Trips
Your circuit breaker trips sometimes, whether it’s due to a storm or a one-off accident. But if it trips frequently, you have a bigger problem on your hands. This happens where there’s too much of an electrical load being demanded of the electrical panel. When this happens over and over again, you’re looking at fire hazards and electrical failure.
2. Lights Flicker or Dim Often
You turn your light on, but it’s not at full brightness. Instead, it’s flickering or it’s just dim so you can’t see everything in the room. That’s not normal, and if the bulbs aren’t the issue, then it means the electrical system is. For affixed lights, flickering could point to a failing wire or circuit, which poses potential fire hazards. While it just seems like an inconvenience or a sign of your house getting old, flickering lights are a bigger deal than you think.
3. You Smell Burning
Burning plastic, to be more specific. The smell of burning plastic can mean that the casing around the wiring is getting too hot. There could be a large surge of power going through the wires, and a failsafe may not be working as intended. The issues can vary, but the warning sign is a serious one. Burning smells are always bad news.
4. Warm Outlets
Your outlets are covers for the wiring, so the outlet covering itself isn’t supposed to get warm for any reason. Touch the outlet covers to test for this. Another sign is a small burn mark on the outlet where a plug was removed. That’s also not something you want to see.
5. Buzzing Noises
Your house isn’t a beehive. It’s not supposed to buzz. A light humming, buzzing noise that fills the room whenever you’re using an electronic means there’s an issue with the wiring. It could be loose or outdated, but it’s faulty nonetheless.
It’s Time for Rewiring
If these issues persist, you may need to rewire your home or a section of it. We know that sounds stressful, but we’re here to make sure you don’t have to worry about a thing. Our team of skilled electricals are here to help you out with whatever electrical problems you have. All you have to do is contact us and we’ll take care of the rest.
Contact us today to schedule your electrical rewiring services as soon as possible.