Poor wiring can cause electrical fires or shocks that can cause power surges, faulty power arcs, and even death. While a frayed wire can seem innocent, it will transmit a dangerous current surging through your body if you touch it with your bare hand. If you believe you need new electrical cables in your home, you should contact a professional electrician to avoid any health problems.
When an electrical wire is damaged, cracked, corroded, or worn, it can significantly increase your chance of having an electrical accident. Only a qualified electrician should check your wires. They can also upgrade and replace your old or faulty wires with brand new electrical wires.
Heat, bending, corrosion, or general wear and tear can cause frays or cracks in the wires. Here are the signs to watch for that may show your home requires new electrical wires:
Screws and nails pinching your wires are just one way your wires can fray. Damaged wires are a major hazard for fires and cause threaten the lives of your family and the safety of your home.
If an electrical connection starts to loosen or was installed incorrectly, it can generate a horrible accumulation of heat. This can cause the conductor to heat up and melt all the insulation around your electrical wiring.
A blown fuse can occur if too many lights or appliances are on at the same time, causing the circuit to overload and melt the ribbons inside of the fuse. As a result, the power going into the circuit can die suddenly.
Cracking, buzzing, or sizzling noises coming from your outlets should be avoided and turned off immediately. This can cause a huge fire or shock to your body if not handled properly.
Staining and discoloration can mean you are experiencing a power surge. This can be a huge fire concern that needs to be addressed immediately.
Smoke or fire smells are only a sign of trouble. You need to shut off the main circuit breaker immediately and turn off all of your appliances until the source of the problem is identified and fixed by a qualified technician.
Your wires should be neatly and properly installed, due to messy wiring posing a significant fire risk. A licensed electrician can help ensure that your wiring is compliant and safe.
You should not be constantly resetting your circuit breaker. If you are, this could mean your circuits are overloaded.
If your electrical outlet is emitting heat, that is a sign that your wiring has gone bad and you need to contact a professional immediately.
Your outlets and switches should not be hot to touch, they should be cool. If you are noticing warm or burn spots on your outlets, that could mean you have an unsafe wiring condition.
Your lights should not flicker when you turn on a different appliance. Your circuit could be overloading if this is occurring. Your wiring and circuit breaker should be checked by an expert if this is happening
The condition of your electrical system will control how often you will replace your wiring. It is important to have a routine inspection to ensure that you don’t have bad wiring. It is even more crucial to have an inspection when you have bad wiring, any home renovations done, or if you are buying or selling a home.
If you need new electrical wiring installed in your home, our expert technicians at Attic Projects are here to identify any underlying issues and get your wires up to date. When you are updating your electrical system, you will be able to avoid bigger, and more expensive issues later on down the road. Contact our licensed professional electricians for a FREE inspection.
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