Residential fires constitute a significant percentage of fires annually, leading to injuries, loss of life and property. You can take the necessary steps to safeguard your Hoover, AL, home from fires by ensuring that your wiring system isn’t faulty. It’s time to hire a qualified electrician to rewire your home if you notice the following signs.
1. Your Home’s Wiring Is Several Decades Old
A telltale sign that you’re due for a home rewiring is if you have an old wiring system. Most residential fires result from outdated wiring that breaks down or becomes obsolete, causing several problems. Older wires might not handle modern power demands in your home, so you need to rewire your home for the safety and efficiency of your electrical system.
2. Rewire to Fix Flickering or Dimming Lights
When lights in your home brighten, there’s too much voltage, while dim lights indicate too little voltage. While you might think that the light bulbs are to blame, the chances are that the wiring system is faulty. Hire licensed electricians for whole-home rewiring services to fix faulty circuits and loose wiring.
3. Rewire Discolored Outlets or Switches
Outlet or switch discoloration is a telltale sign of a loose connection or faulty wiring that needs urgent attention. Sparking may result from loose connections that cause small fires on the outlet’s surfaces, causing discoloration. Ignoring the discoloration can cause life-threatening fires, so it’s best to hire an electrician for rewiring.
4. Persistent Burning Smell Without Source
Loose connections and faulty wiring might occur in your walls. If you smell a faint, persistent burning smell without a source, you may need rewiring even if you can’t see any signs of electrical burning. Hire a qualified electrician to inspect your home’s electrical wiring system, and fix the issue to prevent appliance and property damage.
Avoid postponing electrical rewiring if any of the above signs sound familiar to you. An experienced electrician can rewire your home to meet the safety standards. Call us at One Source Heating, Cooling & Electrical today for professional electrical installation and repair services.
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