Electrical wiring is essential for many everyday tasks in your Pinellas home. Without electricity, you’ll suffer everything from uncomfortable temperatures to a dark home. Don’t wait until your electricity goes out entirely to contact a professional. If you see these warning signs that you need new wiring, schedule an appointment with an electrician right away.
Your Circuit Breaker Trips Often
Circuit breakers will trip when the circuit is overloaded, but this shouldn’t happen often. Make a note of what you’re doing when the breaker trips to see if you simply need to move a large appliance to a new outlet. If this doesn’t solve the problem and your breakers keep tripping, you should contact a professional to take a look at your wiring.
The Lights Dim Unexpectedly
A dimmer switch can give your home just the right atmosphere, but you don’t want your lights to dim and brighten on their own. If your lights flicker or dim when you’re not adjusting the switch, or you’re experiencing this when you don’t have a dimmer switch at all, you probably have faulty wiring. You’ll need to have a professional inspect the wiring to diagnose your problem and determine the proper solution.
Outlets Feel Warm
Your outlets and light switches should never feel warm to the touch. If you notice heat emanating from these points, it’s a major warning sign of serious electrical problems. The same goes for a distinct burning smell even if the outlets aren’t hot. Contact a professional before these problems lead to a real electrical fire.
You should never approach wiring and circuit repair on your own. While there are many DIY home projects that can save you money, these are simply too dangerous to approach without the proper training. If you’re experiencing any of these warning signs, contact Luminous Electric at to keep your Florida home safe.