Do You Know The Signs of Bad Electrical Wiring in Your Home? 

Sep 9, 2022 | Columbus, Breakers, Electrical, Electrical Repairs, Fuse Box, Installation, Maintenance, Ohio, Residential Electric

Taking risks with your home’s wiring is something you should avoid at all costs. Damage, outdated installation, and bad maintenance of your home’s electrical wiring can lead to severe consequences like house fires. To prevent this from happening to you and your family, the electrical experts at Five Star Columbus Electrical have provided tips on identifying poor wiring in your home.

Are There Any Noticeable Damages To The Electrical Wiring? 

Unfortunately, many homeowners overlook minor damage to wiring or frays, thinking it’s a small problem. Nevertheless, frays can develop as a result of natural aging if the electrical wiring in your home is older or if you have dogs or other animals, including pests. Rather than taking the risk, it’s best to repair or replace the damaged wire as soon as possible. If you think insects are to blame for your home’s faulty electrical wiring, you may also want to contact an expert pest control services company.

Do You Notice Any discoloration Or Scorching?

If you notice any discoloration or scorch marks around your home’s electrical outlets, this means that the wiring connected to your outlet is overheating. If notice this, stop using the outlet immediately and call your local electrician at Five Star Columbus Electrical to inspect the rest of the wiring in your walls for damage.

Do You Have To Regularly Reset Your Breakers Or Fuses?

Something is definitely wrong if your breaker is constantly tripping a circuit or your fuse keeps blowing. This damage could be due to multiple causes like bad wiring, an overloaded circuit, or too many extension cords used in the same circuit. However, if your home is properly wired, then it’s most likely that appliances require higher electrical flow. This includes your laundry machines or even your HVAC system. Having these household appliances on the same circuit can cause a blown breaker or fuse.

Unfortunately, most electrical wiring problems occur because it was not installed correctly. Although it may be tempting to go the cheaper route, it isn’t worth it in the long run. So instead, hire a professional electrician from Five Star Columbus Electrical that will cross their T’s or dot their I’s to guarantee that you, your home, and your family stays safe! Call us today at (614) 398-2988, or schedule an online appointment now by clicking here!