The wiring and electrical system in your home are invaluable. Without electricity, you would not be able to power lights, computers, TVs, or heat and cool your home. That’s why it’s imperative to properly care for and maintain the electrical wiring in your house. Failing to maintain your electrical wiring could lead to several hazards.
However, it’s not always obvious when to schedule an electrical inspection. We’re here to share the most common warning signs you need to get a home electrical inspection to prevent these hazards.
Odd Sounds From Electrical Circuits
When your circuits are functioning correctly, you should not hear any noises from your wiring at all. If you start to hear a slight hum or electrical buzz, this is an immediate concern. Strange electrical sounds could be the source of several different severe problems.
Each of these origins could cause severe damage and should be taken very seriously. If you hear any strange noises coming from you’re your wiring, call for an electrical inspection service immediately to address these issues.
Possible Origins of Strange Electrical Sounds
- Loose connections
- Faulty wiring
- Defective appliances
Frequent Circuit Breakers Tripping
Does using a particular appliance trip your breaker every single time? If so, there may be a severe problem with your electrical wiring. A circuit breaker automatically breaks up circuits if there is an electrical issue, so when your breakers trip often, this is a sign of a developing electrical problem.
While certain appliances may be faulty (or the outlet could be the true culprit of this problem), it is best to have your breaker inspected to be safe.
If there’s a flickering or dimming light in your home, there’s probably a problem with the circuit. If too many appliances are plugged into the same circuit, it can have trouble distributing power to every appliance. Specific devices demand more power than others, such as washing machines. It’s critical to call an electrician for an inspection to get to the root cause of the issue.
Strange Burning Smells
If you notice burning smells coming from your outlets, take action immediately. Burning orders are a clear sign that something is wrong with your wiring. These signs are also a fire hazard. For optimum safety, you should turn off your power immediately.
The same is true if you feel a lot of heat emitting from any outlet or fuse box. Too much heat from outlets is another fire hazard, so make sure to call for assistance as soon as possible.
These are just a few of the warning signs you need to get a home electrical inspection. Proactively paying attention to these signs and maintaining your home’s electrical wiring will help your equipment last longer and keep your family safe.
Need an electrical inspection? Here at Clinton Electrical Company, we offer different electrical services to power your home and keep your wires inspected and safe.
With every residential visit our technicians perform a free 10 point visual safety inspection. Our Safety and Savings Plan members receive an annual whole house electrical safety inspection and lifetime warranty on most work performed.
To learn more about our services, browse our website for more information.