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Signs of Faulty Electrical Wiring

August 2, 2019

Electrical Wiring

Several fire accidents get started in Sacramento each year by poorly wired electrical systems. Professionals always urge property owners to have an electrician in Sacramento to inspect the wiring of the home after it is done to ensure it is not a fire hazard or any other safety risk.

But even the property owner may be able to do a basic inspection without involving an electrician in Sacramento. It also helps to have basic knowledge about correct wiring and that is exactly what we will consider here. Please note though that we do not encourage you to depend on just your inspection, this is only to help you identify a few problems so that you can alert an electrician.

Wire Damage

Over the years, the wires can get damaged, they may get worn-out or rodents may chew on them. It is advisable to have a periodic inspection of the wires for any damage. Wire inspection can be carried out after 2 years. You may not be able to carry out a complete inspection of all the wires, so have a professional take care of this to be confident that everything is in good order.

Melted Insulation

A sign of problems with the wiring is melted insulation on the wire or even around the switches. Melted insulation could be a sign that a short circuit is occurring somewhere or that some wires have been connected wrongly which is causing heating that melts the plastic or rubber covering the wires. Sometimes this could also be a problem with appliances.

Faulty Circuit Breakers

The fuse box contains circuit breakers and these are supposed to prevent any damage caused by faults in the wiring. Sometimes these may have a problem and may not be working. It may require an electrician with a voltmeter to check on the performance of the circuit breakers. Sometimes you can also be alerted of a fault if the fuse breakers keep on tripping off. This is a sign that there is a problem with the electrical system and the fuses are doing their work.

Appliances not Working

Some of the new technology gadgets are very sensitive to electrical faults. If a new appliance fails to work even though you have checked every possible cause, there is a possibility there is a fault with the electrical wiring that may be causing it to shut off or may have spoiled it. You would not be able to discover the problem yourself, so call the electrician to investigate. Even the light bulbs could be a sign of faulty wiring, if you find you are replacing light bulbs a bit too often, there is probably a problem with the wiring that needs to be addressed urgently.

These are some of the key signs that you may have a problem with your wiring. If you do not have any training in electrical work, you shouldn’t attempt to fix the problem. Call an electrician immediately if you notice any of these problems.

It should also be stressed that safety is very important. Whenever you are dealing with electricity, ensure you are safe. Never touch naked electrical wires, always turn off the main switch before you touch any wires and do not ignore any of the signs that there is a problem with your wiring.

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