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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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David and Megan Holmes
David and Megan Holmes
2022-02-15
They came out Monday, gave us a quote and was back out here the next morning to have it done! We had power and added an outlet to our shed outside! Excellent job, arrived on time, very quick and very reasonable price! We will definitely use no one else for future electrical work! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!
Scott McKibben
Scott McKibben
2022-02-14
I scheduled an appointment and he came out on time and did a stellar job. He was a nice guy and his rates were very reasonable. Update, they are currently rewiring a 90 year old house for us and doing an incredible job!
Lisa Beane
Lisa Beane
2022-02-13
Very professional experience! Well done installation! It will be more useful for our television, plug-in cord will be hidden! Thanks for your service!
Javier Amador
Javier Amador
2022-02-10
Very personable and super profesional. I’d recommend arc detectives to anyone in need of a trust worthy electrician.
Adam Smith
Adam Smith
2022-02-09
I called Arc Detectives at the beginning of the week after finding them online. Craig came out and did a few quotes on several projects I want to have done. I have to say he’s very professional and knowledgeable. He gave me a few other ideas I hadn’t thought of myself. The prices were very reasonable. If you are in need of an electrician give them a call, you won’t be disappointed.
Pam Yawn
Pam Yawn
2022-02-07
Craig (former Co-owner of C&E Energy) is now owner of Arc Detectives installed 50 amp plug for my camper, roughly 300ft away from home. He finished in a timely manner and had unbelievable pricing compared to a few other companies. I will definitely use again.
John White
John White
2022-02-07
After hearing about him from my brother I gave them a chance.They’re Fast, friendly and affordable. I needed a few things done to finish my mancave. Craig came out and did an awesome job. He installed some new outlets, ceiling fan, and hung up my tv.
Kevin Henderson
Kevin Henderson
2022-02-05
Wow, Craig came out tonight after hours for an emergency request. He got our power back on and running. So thankful for him on this cold night. Best of all he didn’t charge me an arm and a leg.
Jessica Watson
Jessica Watson
2022-02-03
I had Arc Detectives come out and give a quote on serveral things that I wanted done throughout the house. They arrived promptly as schedule, even called me 30 mins prior so I didn’t have to sit and wait around the house. I prior to them coming out I had 3 other local companies come out and give quotes too. Craig explained everything in the quote and as to why he recommended it all. I liked the numbers and he went to work that same day. He was very professional and cleaned up after himself. I can’t recommend them enough. Definitely worth calling, you won’t be sorry.
Michael Hayes
Michael Hayes
2022-02-03
The new company Arc Detectives did great today. I will recommend to my friends and family for any electrical work are really knowledgeable, thorough and a Great Deal!

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