5 Signs of Poor Electrical Wiring The average life expectancy of electrical wiring in a home is about 40 years, so it's important to know the warning signs of poor electrical wiring. Poorly-wired homes can be dangerous and should be inspected by an electrician.
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Worthy Electrical Services looks at the 5 signs of poor electrical wiring in your home. For more information, call us in Herne Hill, South London on 020 8674 2098. Frequently Tripping Circuit Breakers
One of the most common signs of poor electrical wiring is frequent tripping circuit breakers. If you're constantly having to reset your breaker, there's a good chance that your wiring is overloaded. This can be dangerous and could lead to an electrical fire.
If you notice any frayed wiring, it's a sign that your electrical system is in need of repair. Frayed wiring can easily spark and start a fire, so it's important to have it fixed as soon as possible.
If an outlet feels warm to the touch, it could be a sign of bad wiring. Warm outlets are a common symptom of overloaded circuits, and they can be dangerous. You should immediately unplug any cords and not use the outlet until you can find the issue.
Flickering lights are another common sign of bad wiring. If you're seeing a lot of flickering, it could be an indication that your wires are overloaded or that there's a short circuit. If it's only one light fixture, it could be a loose connection.
A burning smell is often the first indication of an electrical fire. If you smell burning, unplug all appliances. Try to identify the source of the issue and call an electrician immediately.
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Here at Worthy Electrical Services, our fully qualified and experienced electricians can assist with anything you require. For your peace of mind, we are NAPIT, Part-P and Trustmark registered.
Regular inspections and testing are recommended to check that the wiring and electrical equipment in your house are safe.
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For more information about how we can help, don't hesitate to contact Worthy Electrical Services. Call us in Herne Hill, South London on
020 8674 2098 or 07963 071685. Alternatively, you can send us a message via the contact form and we will be in touch.