Common Electrical Problems That Dangerously Get Ignored

Common Electrical Problems That Dangerously Get Ignored

The trouble with electrical issues is that since they are not visible, they often get ignored. Out of sight, out of mind.

However, the signs are usually there but people do not identify them, or choose to overlook them, as well. Taking a risk with your electrical wiring means taking a risk with your home and safety. That's a gamble too big for anyone to take.

Don't Overlook These Common Issues

Maybe you have been lucky enough to escape disaster for some time now. Once you recognize any of these common electrical problems from your own house, it is time to stop ignoring the red flags.

A dead outlet is usually dealt with by simply no longer using it. Commonly, this is the result of a poor connection or tripped breaker, often because of heat buildup. In other words, just not using it will not make the existing problem in the wall just disappear. Have it looked at and addressed.

Lights that flicker or dim make for great ambiance in a horror movie. In your own home the real horror story is what could be happening with your wires. Poor connections or corrosion can lead to sparking, overheating and fire.

Do you notice some installed lighting seems to just eat light bulbs? Most homeowners assume this is a defect in the fixture and just keep feeding it bulbs. If the real problem is wiring or insulation coming in contact with recessed lighting wires, you could have a serious problem on your hands.

If you have outlets or switches that feel warm to the touch, this is a serious safety concern. Unless it's a dimmer switch, you need to call in an expert immediately.

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At Dr. Electric, we are the Birmingham electrician that both home and business owners call on for exceptional work. We believe that going above and beyond should be the norm, not the exception. This is especially true when it comes to the work invested into something as important, yet as potentially dangerous, as electrical work.

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