bad electrical wiringThe electrical system of any home, in the United States or anywhere else in the world, is vital to the normal functioning of a house and its inhabitants. It just follows then, that bad electrical wiring is a very big hazard to both life and property of the homeowners. All it takes is a spark to start a fire – and with houses naturally filled with so many sources of fuel, it is inevitable that both your home and your property, and virtually anyone else left inside, are a tragedy waiting to happen. There are a number of possible places in your house that may be having some bad electrical wiring issues, such as the following:

1. Fuse boxes that are outdated.

Have you checked your fuse box recently? Old fuse boxes were not designed to withstand the stress of the use of high voltage electrical appliances nowadays like flat screen TVs, DVD players, home theater systems, electric cars, refrigerators, computers, faxes, etc. The sheer volume of power these appliances use can cause old fuse boxes to melt, therefore causing bad electrical wiring issues and making them into extremely dangerous fire hazards.

2. Old circuit breakers.

Similar to outdated fuse boxes, old circuit breakers are a fire hazard because they cannot handle overloads and are especially unsafe for those who use it. These kinds of old circuit breakers foster many bad electrical wiring issues that have been resolved with newer, safer models.

3. Connections done by untrained people.

Many bad electrical wiring issues are also caused by the do-it-yourself fixes of some. For whatever reason, some people resort to having their electrical wiring done by untrained and inexperienced individuals who, despite the occasional good job for basic electrical issues, are really not certified to handle electrical wiring in the first place. There’s a reason why professionals exist – to perform guaranteed and safe electrical repairs on bad electrical wiring issues.

4. Electrical outlets and plugs that have worn out.

Electrical outlets have their own lifespan, and when plugs start falling out, either your electrical outlet or your plug needs to be replaced. Worn out plugs and outlets are examples of simple bad electrical wiring issues but can cause fire or even electrocution when left unchecked.

5. Lack of circuits.

Do you know how many circuits your home has? Safety standards dictate the need for about 10 or more circuits, but some homes have less. This can overload and make appliances wear out faster and melt circuit breakers and fuse boxes – a lack of circuits in the home is basically a very, very dangerous problem that needs to be addressed at once.

When faced with bad electrical wiring issues like these, it is best that you call and consult with trained and professional electricians or electric companies. They are well versed in safety standards in your state and their work will be sure to give you better peace of mind in terms of the quality of work. Don’t scrimp out on the safety of your home, your hard-earned possessions, and most of all, your family. Professional work is guaranteed to help you sleep safer and sounder at night.

Information from Avner Electric

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