As a Master Electrician, Cliff can tell pretty quickly when a home is not properly wired. But not everyone, even some other electricians, has the same knowledge and experience he has. It doesn’t matter what age your home is, if it’s a brand new home and the contracting electrician was hurried and not doing their best work, things can still go wrong. We want you to know that electrical issues are very serious and you should always get things checked out if you see warning signs.
What are some of those warning signs? The State Farm site had a nice list of things you should look out for:
An electrical system will often display signs when there are potential problems. If you notice any of these warning signs, have an electrician inspect your electrical system:
- Frequent blown fuses or tripped breakers
- An over-amped or over-fused electrical panel
- Dimming or flickering lights, indicating the circuit is overloaded or has a loose connection
- Hot or discolored switch plates, cords, or plugs
- Light bulbs that frequently burn out in a socket, signaling a fixture that can’t handle the bulb wattage
- Buzzing or sizzling sounds
- A burning smell
- Arcs or sparks from an outlet when you plug or unplug a cord
- Loose outlets
- Cracked, cut, or broken insulation
- Electrical shock when you plug in or touch a cord.
The Guide to Home Wiring Hazards from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission highlights more warning signs of faulty wiring.”
Even if you haven’t had any of these issues, if your home is more than 30 years old, it would be a good idea to have an inspection.
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