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Electrical

Faulty Wiring

THE IMPORTANCE OF FAULTY WIRE REPAIR

Electrical wiring faults can cause major issues for homeowners, leading to extreme damage and expense if not repaired and cared for regularly. Many – if not most – home fires are caused due to a failure to repair faulty wires. Statistics show that nearly 500 Americans die and just under 2,500 more are injured in home fires due to damaged electrical wiring. It is vital that homeowners maintain proper care and checkups on their wiring systems by calling in professionals to do the job properly. This will help prevent loss of property and in the worst cases – life!

HOW DO I KNOW IF MY WIRING IS FAULTY?

The bottom line is: if in doubt, call a professional. This will ensure that if there is an existing problem, it will be immediately noticed and fixed, leaving you with peace of mind. However, there are some tell-tale signs that every homeowner should be on the lookout for.

CONTINUAL TRIPPING

Most homes these days are installed with modern circuit breakers that have replaced fuse boxes. Commonly, circuit breakers can trip and turn off the electrical circuit. If this happens frequently, it is likely that its safety capacity is being exceeded due to overloading, or it could signal a short circuit somewhere in the wiring system. If ignored, both of these issues could cause dangerous fires.

FAULTY LIGHTS AND APPLIANCES

Electrical appliances and light fixtures should never buzz, shock you or vibrate when turned on. In addition, they should never be hot to the touch! If this is indeed the case, a licensed electrician must be called.

UNLICENSED ELECTRICIANS

Signs of damage such as cable splices or frayed wires are extremely hazardous! They can also be signs of a substandard electrical job. If you or a previous owner have employed an unlicensed electrician to repair damage or perform work in your home, it is important that you follow up with a licensed professional to review and correct the previous work done.

ALUMINUM WIRING

Aluminum wiring which was once common can cause majors problems, due to the fact that unlike copper wiring, aluminum expands and contracts with the temperature changes. This can cause loose connections and lead to fire. Consider replacing aluminum wiring with copper wiring.

BURNING SMELLS

If you detect a burning smell, especially of something electrical, call a professional electrician company immediately! Most warning signs of electrical fires are not visible, neither do they give off a smell or color. Thus, if a smell is detected, count yourself lucky and hurry to get someone in the fix the problem as soon as possible!

PREVENTING ELECTRICAL FIRES OR OTHER DISASTERS

Although wires are not built to last forever, there are steps you can take in order to prevent serious damage such as electrical fires.

Ensure you have your electrical wiring inspected regularly by a licensed professional – this is especially important if you live in an older home where the wiring might be in need of repair or replacement, or if the wiring is made from aluminum and not copper.

During inspection, look out for frayed or tattered wires. If such wires are detected they will need to be replaced. This is because damaged cables can overheat, cause sparks and even start fires.

Be careful not to overload power outlets! This is a common cause of fires in homes. Overloading occurs when too many electrical appliances are plugged in to the same power outlet or extension cord. One solution is to buy power strips that are fitted with internal overload protection, meaning that the power will shut off the moment the usage exceeds the limit.
Make sure to keep appliances such as irons, dryers and even lamps away from flammable materials. For example, never hide wires underneath carpets because if they overheat, the material can easily catch fire. Also keep electrical wires away from water!

Always call an electrician like Arc Detectives Electrical to do any electrical work on your home – our professionals will do the job properly and allow you to have peace of mind that your faulty wires are repaired and in good condition.

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Gregory Miller
Gregory Miller
2023-11-07
I encountered a serious home electrical issue that required an entire electrical panel replacement. Arc Detectives acted rapidly, and within a few days installed the new panel with minimal disruption at my home. This is not the first time they provided services, and I won’t hesitate to call them to handle future issues.
Julia S.
Julia S.
2023-10-28
This company is doing an amazing job and is very reliable and trustworthy. The Electritian that came to our house was very knowledgeable and trustworthy. He patiently explained to us the work he needed to do and was very polite, reliable, and enjoyable to work with. He arrived on time and did a great job and did everything he could to make his work aesthetically pleasing as well.
lamar brooks
lamar brooks
2023-10-26
Put the customer first. Very professional
William Brooks
William Brooks
2023-10-17
Good quality work. I had an old breaker box that had to be replaced. The technician came in and had me up running in no time. Thanks
Jeff King
Jeff King
2023-10-11
Great company to work with. Definitely will be doing business with them for all my future electrical needs as well
Kevin Arthur
Kevin Arthur
2023-07-30
Craig and Austin were terrific. Craig even brought us breakfast. I highly recommend these guys.
V Green
V Green
2023-07-28
They are very reliable, do the job and make sure you are happy. They go above and beyond in their job. I will definitely be calling should I need more electrical work! Thanks again for a great job. Sincerely, Veronica
John Rischak
John Rischak
2023-07-21
We definitely made the right choice with Arc Detectives. We were completely satisfied from the beginning of the project to the end. Very reasonable quote with military discount. Excellent communication, arrived on time, finished in the given timeframe, and cleaned up at the finish. Stellar job! Thank you, Craig and Austin!
David Loiacono
David Loiacono
2023-07-10
Today I had the pleasure to meet the professional and very serious team from Arc. They were prompt, experienced and knowledgeable. They were able to repair the issues left behind by the previous owner but more importantly gave peace of mind that the work was done properly. Craig and Austin found the problem and gave us 3 sensible options without pressure to effectively repair the issues at affordable pricing. I fully recommend this company and hope your experience with them will be as pleasent as ours

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