Have you noticed issues with your electrical system? Perhaps your home isn’t running as safely and efficiently as it could be. An electrical inspection can help identify any electrical issues in the home and make sure everything is up to code. With Carolina Cool, you can trust that you are getting the highest quality electrical services available. There are certain signs that indicate a need for electrical inspection, which include:
1. Strange burning smell –
If you smell something strange or acrid near electrical outlets, switch boxes or wiring, this is a sign of electrical overheating and an indication of bigger problems like short circuits or overloaded circuits and should not be ignored.
2. Flickering lights –
Dimming or flickering lights could indicate electrical wiring problems, damaged switches or overloaded circuits.
3. Tripping circuit breakers –
If the electrical breaker trips frequently, it may be due to faulty electrical wiring or electrical appliances that are drawing too much current.
4. Hot switches or sockets –
If any electrical switch plates or outlets feel hot to the touch, this is a sign of electrical failure and should be inspected as soon as possible.
5. Sparks from outlets –
You should never see sparks coming from an electrical outlet no matter what you plug into it; if this occurs, there could be potential fire hazards and requires immediate attention. Also, look for any burn marks on outlets as this could be a sign of sparking that you haven’t noticed.
6. You need lots of extension cords –
Extension cords are meant for temporary use only; if your electrical setup requires multiple extension cords, you may need electrical rewiring, bigger electrical panel or additional outlets.
7. Buzzing or humming noise –
Excessive buzzing or humming from electrical outlets and switches could indicate problems with your electrical wiring and should be inspected by a professional immediately.
8. You need GFCI outlets where there are none –
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs) are electrical safety devices that can prevent shock and electrocution, so they should always be installed in areas such as bathrooms, kitchens, garages and outdoor spaces where moisture is present.
If you notice any of the above signs in your home, it’s time to consider an electrical inspection to ensure everything is running safely and efficiently. Trust Carolina Cool with your electrical inspection and repair needs. Our licensed electricians have decades of experience and can identify any electrical issues in your home, no matter how big or small. Call us today to schedule your electrical inspection.