Your home is one of the largest investments you can make and keeping it safe is on every homeowners mind, if you are shopping for your first home you should absolutely have your home inspected by a professional before you buy. If you already own your home then keeping an eye out for these tell tell signs will help avoid any costly oversights.
Exposed wiring that is frayed or cracked by age, heat, corrosion, or bending it’s going to need to be replaced. Failing to do so could lead to shorts, shocks, and sparks.
When working in your home, drilling into walls use caution as live wires may become damaged.
Damaged Outlets or Switches.
Cover plates are quick indicator that you might have an issue. Burnt or discolored cover plates on power outlets or switches will let you know there is more going on behind them.
If a switch is turned on or plugs inserted into outlets, and you hear any buzzing, popping, or smoke appears, immediately turn everything off and cut the circuit breaker. Contact an electrician immediately, Two Poor Teachers offers master electrician and electrical remodeling services.
Tripping Circuit Breakers.
This is a serious issue, If your circuit breakers are regularly tripping. Circuit breakers will trip when the circuit becomes overloaded, shutting off power to that area of your home isn’t just an inconvenience—it’s a fail safe, designed to prevent a fire.
If this happens quite regularly then you either have a problem with your wiring becoming overloaded too easily or the circuits. Either way, it needs to be addressed by a professional.
We all have seen this happen on tv, movies and in homes. Did you know it's a bad sign? lights dimming means you may be overloading your circuits. The more they dim, the bigger the issue.
Your electrical current shouldn’t have to struggle when you turn something on. Check the circuit breaker to see what section of the house is causing the issue and make sure to have an electrician check it out.
For all your electrical needs and repairs, contact Two Poor Teachers for a free electrical quote.