Whenever a homeowner experiences an electrical fire, the results are devastating. The years and valuables that are lost in an instant can leave homeowners reeling. A lot of the time, electrical fires that happen in a home can start as a result of arcing. This happens when a current has to jump a break or gap in the circuit and causes it to spark. In Some cases, the spark and heat that is generated is enough to end up causing an electrical fire. One of the best ways to avoid this happening in your home is to know what the warning signs look like and have them repaired as soon as you see them. Burley Electrical Services is here to point out some of the warning signs that you should be looking for.
Common Electrical Hazards that Can Result in a Fire
We would like to share a list of the most common electrical fire signs with you so that you can be ready in the case that you notice this happening in your home.
– Flickering Lights: Not only do your lights flickering feel a bit like you are living in a haunted house, but it can also mean there is an electric issue somewhere as well. If you are experiencing flickering that is happening often and consistently, this is a sign that there is fraying or a loose connection somewhere in your electrical system. It can sometimes mean that you need to replace your lightbulb with a new lightbulb as well. If the problem persists even after you have replaced the lightbulb with a new one, you should have an electrician come take a look at it.
– Tripped Circuit Breakers: There are going to be times that you experience a tripped breaker. Every home does. However, if you are experiencing tripped breakers multiple times in a week, you may have a problem on your hands somewhere. It could point to a short circuit which is a large flow of current that is a result of improper connections. Because a short circuit has current levels that aren’t safe, your breaker will trip as a safety precaution. This usually causes blown fuses as well that will need to be replaced.
– Hot Electrical Outlets: You shouldn’t feel any heat or smell any odor coming from your outlets when using them. Usually, the smell will be a smokey, burning smell. This is a bad sign. This means that your outlets are more than likely overloaded and then become a fire hazard. Make sure you aren’t exceeding the capacity of the outlet in your home.
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If you notice any of these signs around your home, it is important that you call on the professionals at Burley Electrical Services as soon as possible to get to the bottom of the problem. We will give your
electrical system a thorough inspection and make any necessary repairs to help you avoid electrical fires in your home. Call us today!