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3 Signs of Trouble with Your Electrical Wiring

Electricity is, without a doubt, one of the greatest resources that we as modern homeowners enjoy. As reliable and convenient as modern day electrical systems are, though, you are wise to remember that nothing is perfect. It is entirely possible that problems will develop with your electrical system, and potentially with your electrical wiring itself. If and when you encounter any such problems with your electrical wiring in Suffolk, VA, simply give a member of our team a call. These issues can be difficult to diagnose accurately, and you need to know that everything is done properly in order to ensure that you can use electricity in your home safely and reliably.

Flickering Lights

Let’s start with a problem that many people encounter, though also fail to realize can actually be quite serious: the flickering light. If you have a single flickering bulb, it may just be the bulb. If it is one consistent fixture, it could well be the fixture itself. Any issues with consistently flickering or burnt-out bulbs, however, or with flickering lights at various points in the home, really must be taken seriously. You do not want to ignore what could potentially be a problem with the wiring in your home.

Blackened Outlets

Do any of the outlet or switch plates in your home have black spots on them? If so, you need to call a professional electrician immediately. This could mean that there is enough heat generated by the wires in your home to burn those plastic components. This is a sign of serious fire risks.

Frequently Tripped Breakers

The circuit breaker in your home makes it far easier to reset circuits than if you were still replacing fuses. If you find yourself running to the closet or the basement with regularity in order to reset tripped breakers, though, you may have a wiring problem. Our electricians can be counted on to get to the bottom of the problem.

Be sure to schedule your electrical wiring services with the professional electricians at House Call Company.

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