Many people haven’t really thought about their lighting too much. Often, you don’t think about it until there is some major issue with it. However, if you have older, outdated wiring and electrical in your home, it may be time for you to replace it with newer electrical materials. It’s difficult to know exactly when this should happen, which is why Burley Electrical Services is here to talk about some of the signs that indicate you need to replace your old wiring with safer electrical wiring.
Are Dimming Lights Dangerous?
Have you ever felt like there is ghost in your home as the lights dimmed out of nowhere? It is something that happens often when you have old wiring in your home. It is likely happening because something has just kicked on like the heat or the air conditioning. Even the fridge kicking on can cause lights to dim. This is a sign that you may have a problem in your electrical wiring somewhere and should be checked out by a licensed professional.
Extremely Hot Electrical Outlets
You should never feel the plate covers on your outlets and feel any warmth whatsoever. Anytime you feel your outlets and they are warm to the touch, this is a big warning sign. It can mean that there is some serious wiring problem that is causing that heat behind your outlet plate and needs to be inspected further right away.
Circuit Breaker Keeps Tripping
No one wants to be dealing with a loss of power all the time when you go to use the light switch. If you have noticed that it doesn’t take much to trip the breakers in your home, it may be time to call your electrician to come check things out. You may be dealing with a load problem that needs to be resolved so you can use your electricity whenever you need it without fear of blowing a breaker.
Wall Outlet Making High Pitched Noise
When you plug something into your outlets, or something starts to draw electricity from an outlet, you shouldn’t hear and popping or cracking. This is a major warning sign that shouldn’t be taken lightly. You need to turn off the power to that area and call on a professional as soon as you can.
Rats Chewing Electrical Wires
If a pack of rodents have made it into your home, there is a chance that they used their little teeth to gnaw on your electrical wiring. This poses a huge threat as far as home fires are concerned. If you notice any sign of rodent activity in your home, have the wiring in that area checked for any rodent damage.
Loose Wiring Connections
No matter how well the electrical system in your home was installed, these connections can become loose over time. If you have noticed that the outlets seem loose or even light switches are loose, they need to be tightened to stay safe.
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Old wiring isn’t something that should be put off and swept under the rug for a later time. Burley Electrical Services recognizes this danger and are here to help. Call us today with any of your old wiring concerns and other electrical needs.