Every now and then it’s a good idea to get your home’s electrical system inspected. If for nothing more than the fact that technology is moving at breakneck speed these days and even things like lamps and televisions consume different amounts of electricity than they used to.
That being said – if you ever do experience things like flickering lights, breaker trips, notice any burning smells or smoke or arcing noises then yes- you need to get someone into your home immediately to check it out. Why’s that? Because these are all signs that something could be wrong with your electrical system or that it might be deficient.
A thorough inspection by a licensed electrician can uncover a whole range of potentially dangerous things in your home – but in particular; there are some big ones out there that might be emerging problems that haven’t revealed themselves yet.
That’s the reason for today’s blog. Here are some of the hidden issues that regular electrical inspections can help identify. Let’s jump right in.
Faulty wiring is a blanket term used to describe a number of issues pertaining to the wiring in your home. It could be that t
he wiring is frayed, improperly sized, could be the wrong type of wiring or there could simply just be loose connections. Either way – poor wiring could cause a house fire, so you’ll want to make sure your electrician can rule that out or if there is an issue – that it can be addressed.
Faulty electrical panel
Your panel box distributes electricity throughout your home. Fuses and breakers exist for a reason – your safety and protection. An electrical inspection can identify a multitude of potential issues, including but not limited to incorrect wiring, an out of date panel or perhaps even a model that has been recalled.
Incorrectly sized breakers and fuses
Fuses and breakers trip when a circuit gets overloaded. If one of these things is too small for your system, they’ll trip frequently. On the other hand if you have a breaker or fuse that carries too much of a load, it won’t properly protect against overloads and short circuits.
Any worthwhile electrical system needs to have a good grounding system in order to keep voltages steady and protect homes against potential surges. You’ll see these frequently in a number of structures including garages, houses, and commercial buildings. Over time, these ground wires can get severed or fray and connections can become loose – presenting a potential hazard to the structures they’re attached to.
If you have concerns about the integrity of your system; you should get it inspected. If you’re in the Largo, FL area and need an inspection done, give our professionals a call today. Good luck!