Thursday, June 2, 2016

Replacing electrical outlets, breakers and wiring

Replacing electrical outlets, breakers and wiring

Here in the desert we have a mixture of new homes and older homes. Houses that have been built in within the last 5 years don’t usually have issues with electrical outlets, breakers or wiring. However, as houses age these items do come into play. How you might ask?

As technology grows on with all kinds of new devices available for us to enjoy we put more burden on the electrical components of our homes. As TVs have gotten bigger and more electrical devices grow into our home… we put more burden on the outlets, wiring and breakers. It is a good idea to have a qualified electrician like Hill Electric to do an audit on your home. Some sure signs of issues can prompt you to take action but that isn’t a good place to be!

First, do you ever see lights dim when you plug in or activate an electrical device like an air conditioner?  Or do you ever plug in an appliance or electrical device and the socket becomes warm or hot to the touch? Do you hear any buzzing from the wall where the wiring is? If so you have a problem and you need to find a qualified electrician to figure out what is going on. If you don’t you run the risk of a home fire or perhaps even worse. Don’t wait any longer and place that call if you have any of these issues.

Second, do you have circuit breakers the trip from time to time? Or perhaps trip when you try to use and electrical appliance? The breakers are there for your safety and they are doing exactly what they were intended to prevent. Specifically if a breaker trips that means there is too much electrical current flowing into the wires; which, can lead to a house fire.

In closing you can see how important it is, for your safety, to have a qualified electrician visit your home, located in Palm Desert CA, if you should have any of the above signs. It is far better to be safe than sorry. A professional electrician will be able to quickly diagnose the problem and give you an estimate to fix the issue.  

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