Having an outdated electrical system isn’t just inconvenient but it is also dangerous. An older electrical system isn’t able to provide the current power needed of a modern household. Additionally, as an electrical system deteriorates they become a major fire hazard. If you are not sure if your home has an outdated electrical system and if you want to possibly update it, Burley Electrical Services will share some classic signs of an outdated electrical system.
Circuit Breakers Trip Repeatedly
When an electrical system ages, often it will begin to develop a number of problems including circuit breaker tripping. Do you have more appliances and electrical devices that wasn’t around 30 years ago? When your electrical system doesn’t have enough amps or its operating systems have degraded, they can lead to overheating within the wiring. When you have circuit breakers that trip frequently and you are not overloading the circuits, you should have your electrical system inspected to see its condition and or check if it is outdated.
Frayed Electrical Wiring
For those who do their own minor electrical repairs and you notice that your wiring is frayed, this is a sign of aging. Not only is frayed wiring a major sign of aging, but it is also very dangerous. When the protection coating has frayed and the wiring is exposed, the electrical currents are no longer contained and can lead to a fire or shocking hazard. If you notice frayed and degraded plastic on your electrical wiring, it is time for an electrical upgrade.
Dimming and Flicking Lights
When you have lights that dim or flicker, this is a sign of an electrical problem. In some cases a deteriorated or a loosened connection has occurred which is causing the flickering or dimming of the lights. When your lights flicker and dim constantly, do not ignore this problem. Have your electrical system inspected to determine the cause.
Burnt or Discolored Outlets
When you notice your outlets have burn markings or are discolored, this is a classic sign that the outlets are aging. If you only have a two pronged outlet, these are very old outlets which show the age of your electrical system. When the outlets develop burn marks, the outlet needs to be replaced. If the outlet develops burn marks and discoloration due to aging, it may be time to have the entire electrical system updated.
Warm Outlets, Light Switches & Face Plates
When your face plates, your light switches or your outlets feel warm to the touch, this is not a good sign. The heat you feel is coming from the electrical wiring behind the face plate. Heat from the electrical wiring occurs when the wiring isn’t properly insulated. The protective coating probably has been compromised due to aging.
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An aged or an outdated electrical system is unreliable and a major safety hazard. When you notice one or more of these classic warning signs that you have an outdated electrical system, it is time to have it updated. A professional electrical service can come and upgrade your electrical system. For quality electrical services, contact Burley Electrical Services today.