Are you hearing buzzing in your walls? You may wonder if you have buzzing in your ears. However, the buzzing is most likely coming from your walls. When you hear a buzzing in the wall, this indicates an electrical problem. A buzzing noise can occur when there is a problem with the electrical wiring, a light switch, or an outlet. When you hear a buzzing noise, do not ignore it as this could be an early warning sign of a major disaster which can be prevented. Burley Electrical Services will share why there is sometimes a buzzing in the wall and what you need to do to ensure your household’s safety.
What Do You Do when Your Wall Makes a Buzzing Noise?
When you hear buzzing in your walls or anywhere inside the home, your first step is to locate the source of the buzzing. Listen closely for the buzzing until you can hear it the loudest. To help you locate the source of the buzzing, it helps to know what can cause the buzzing to occur. Below are some of the common sources for electrical buzzing inside a wall.
• The electrical connection of a light switch or outlet may be going bad.
• The electrical connection of a light switch or outlet may be loose.
• Light fixtures, ceiling fans, or a lamp may buzz, either due to a loose electrical connection or a loose light bulb.
• Fluorescent light bulbs can develop a buzzing sound before the bulb burns out.
• A gas or electric meter before they break down will buzz. If the buzz is outside, check the meters.
Buzzing in the ceiling may be due to high pressure in the air ducts so make sure all air vents are open.
How to Fix a Buzzing Sound in Walls
When you can locate the source of the buzzing you now know what needs to be repaired. If the meters are buzzing you now know it is time to replace the meters. If the buzzing is in the ceiling, check your air filters and make sure that all of the air vents are open. Tighten down all of the light bulbs and replace your fluorescent bulbs if they are buzzing. However, loose electrical connections, bad wiring, or a faulty light fixture will require the services of a professional electrician. A licensed electrician like Burley Electrical Services can locate the source of the buzzing. We will test the light switch and outlets to make sure the devices themselves aren’t faulty. We can also locate and pinpoint faulty wiring and loose connections. It is essential that these issues are quickly addressed. Loose or faulty wiring can lead to a fire starting in the home. If the fire then contacts a suitable fuel source, the entire home can become engulfed in flames in a very short period of time. Too many homes will attract a fire simply due to a flaw in the electrical system. A buzzing in the wall is one of the warning signs of an electrical problem that can lead to a house fire.
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