We think of our home as the safest place to be. We try and keep up with routine maintenance, but what about the electrical and wiring? They also require attention. Small issues just take a few seconds to escalate and a mishap can change your life forever.
Top electrical issues and their solutions
Exposed wires and outlets
Over time, outlets become loose and wires get holes or cuts in them. Leaving those who come in direct contact with them to severe shock or even electrocution. Repairing this issue requires new wiring be installed for maximum safety.
Lights not working or regular bulb burning out
If a light is not working properly or a light bulb keeps burning out before its time, it is probably an electrical issue. Try checking the connection with the holder, it may be depleted or loose. If this is not the problem, you need to consult with an electrician.
If your dimmers or switches are not performing properly, it may be due to faulty or old wiring. The switches or wiring typically need to be replaced.
Tripping circuit breaker
A circuit breaker that keeps tripping is a red flag there is a problem with the flow of electricity. This needs to be repaired as soon as possible by a professional electrician.
Aluminum wires were very popular at one time. Unfortunately, they are the cause of many fires and should be replaced with safer copper wires. Aluminum wires should never come in contact with plastic, wood furniture or flammable materials.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the family at Sanford Electric Company encourages everyone to join us in learning more about breast cancer and support those who are suffering with the disease.
Though we have made great progress in early detection, cancer treatment and finding a cure, we still have a long way to go.