When you flip on the lights in your home or put food in the refrigerator to keep it fresh, you are relying upon your electrical system to function properly. It is hard for most of us to even imagine life without our electrical systems in Snohomish, WA. Because electricity is such a routine part of our daily lives, it can be easy to overlook signs of trouble with our electrical systems.
Doing so not only puts that system and your electrical devices and appliances at risk, but your safety as well. Here are a few signs that may indicate problems with your electrical wiring. If you notice any in your home, contact us to work with professional electricians immediately.
Breakers Keep Tripping
Circuit breakers are far more convenient to use than old fuse boxes. The fact that you can reset a circuit conveniently doesn’t mean that doing so frequently is normal, though. If you are frequently tripping breakers and resetting them, it could be due to problems with your wiring. Your breaker is keeping you safe, but ongoing issues may prove to be more than your circuit breaker can protect you from.
There is no denying that flickering lights can be really annoying. Even if you can tolerate flickering lights in your home, you shouldn’t. This phenomenon is much more than a minor annoyance. It could mean that there are serious problems with your wiring. It could just be an issue with a specific fixture, or it could be a more widespread electrical problem.
Hot or Buzzing Outlets
Are any of your outlets or switches hot to the touch? Can you hear a buzzing coming from behind the cover plate? If so, there is very likely bad wiring behind the outlet/switch or in the nearby vicinity. Don’t risk issues like arc faults, which can create major fire risks. Schedule service with our electricians to use electricity safely in your home.
G & S Heating Cooling & Electric can handle all of your electrical services.