5 Signs Your Home Needs Electrical Rewiring
Circuit Breaker Trips FrequentlyCircuit breakers act as a line of defense against overloading by cutting off the energy supply. It’s normal for them to trip from time to time when using a particularly taxing appliance. However, if you notice frequent tripping, it may be a sign that your circuit breaker is old and unable to handle simple overloads.
Flickering LightsIf you notice a light fixture flickering or dimming, try changing the light bulb. If the problem persists, it’s likely that there is a deeper wiring issue. Typically, this means that another major appliance is wired to the same circuit and using up all the energy. An electrician can move the fixture to a different circuit.
Burning OdorIf you notice an odd smell coming from an outlet, it could be the sign of the slow beginnings of an electrical fire. Sometimes the smell can be attributed to a new appliance being plugged in for the first time. However, if you notice accompanying buzzing or popping sounds, contact a professional immediately.
Outlets that Shock or Feel Hot to the TouchWhen you plug in an appliance, you may experience a slight shock. This is often the result of static, and not an indication of any larger issue. However, if you notice it happening a lot at one particular outlet, or you feel heat emanating from that outlet, it may be shoddy wiring. Try moving that appliance or fixture to a different outlet. If the original outlet remains warm or still shocks your, there is probably a wiring issue.
Buzzing NoisesLight fixtures should be seen, not heard. If you can actually perceive your light fixtures buzzing or vibrating, that could mean that your wiring is loose or frayed. Buzzing can also be the result of loose prongs or outlets. If you can tell that the noise is coming directly from an outlet, this can be the sign of a more serious issue, and you should contact an electrician right away.
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