Electricity powers our modern existence. Without it, our day-to-day lives (and comfort) come to an immediate stop. And though we’ve managed to harness electricity, it’s undoubtedly a dangerous beast when your home’s wiring is old or has been installed poorly.
As you’re probably well aware, bad wiring can cause fires, deadly shocks, and other damage to your home. Check out these areas to make sure your home’s electrical system is safe.
4 Signs Your Sarasota Electrical System isn’t Safe
Keep an eye out for the problems below, and if you see any happening, then you’ll want to contact a trusted contractor in your area ASAP to make an emergency electrical repair for your home:
- Constantly Tripping Circuit Breakers: Circuit breakers that are tripping over and over again are a major signal that there’s a problem. If it keeps happening during a period of regular power usage, then you should leave the breaker off and call in some circuit breaker repair professionals.
- Regular Power Losses: Homes that are experiencing regular power outages may be the fault of your electric company… or they might not. In many cases, this can mean that there are problems in your home’s electric system. Assuming your electric company isn’t at fault for the outage, then it may be time to have your system inspected and, if necessary, repaired.
- Light Flickering: If your lights are flickering or dimming regularly, then it’s an indicator that your home’s electricity is faulty. The reason could be frayed or damaged wires, a short circuit, loose wiring, or some other problem.
- Odd smells or sounds Bad wiring can sometimes produce a burning smell or a crackling/sizzle sound. Your system should not be making any sort of sound or creating any kind of odor if it is, then you have a major issue on your hands
Luminous Electric has been serving the electrical needs of Seminole for more than 20 years. Get in touch with us today and learn more about rewiring your Sarasota home.