There is nothing quite as devastating as a fire in your home. To see your precious belongings and memories engulfed in flames is a heart wrenching scene. Luckily, there are some ways to ensure you aren’t going to be experiencing this anytime soon. If you are worried about an electrical fire in your home, you will need to be watching for signs that are usually present when an electrical fire is a risk. Simon Electric is here to share these signs so that you can ensure your home is safe.
Circuits Breaker that Keeps Tripping
You home is equipped with a circuit breaker that is there to serve an important function; to trip when there is an overloaded circuit to avoid a risk of electrical fire. When you have a circuit breaker that is continuously tripping, it can mean you have a couple of issues going on in your house. There could be an appliance connected to a circuit that is drawing too much current and causing an electrical overload, a short circuit found somewhere or the circuit breaker itself may be malfunctioning and is in need of replacement. If your circuit breaker is constantly tripping, it is time to call a professional to come check things out and make sure there isn’t a large issue that needs attention.
Smells like Something is Burning in My House
There is something unsettling about smelling smoke in your home and not knowing where it is coming from. Chance are, that you have a short circuit somewhere in your home. Unfortunately, a short circuit is the leading cause of electrical fires in home annually.
Scorched, Burnt or Black Residue on Electrical Outlet
If there is any faulty wiring or loose connections found behind your outlets, it can cause arching and sparks. This will often leave behind a burnt look that can look smoky or just discolored. This is very dangerous and shouldn’t be ignored. You should always call on a professional electrician to come and check out any outlets that look like they could be problematic.
Old & Outdated Electrical Wiring in House
When you live in an older home, chances are that the electrical system in your home is old and outdated as well. The problem with this is the fact that your wiring may not be able to handle the electrical demands that we have today. This leaves you with overloaded circuits and a serious risk of an electrical fire.
Electrical Services in Delray Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter & Boca Raton & Palm Beach County Florida
If you are concerned about the risk of electrical fire being present in your home, it is time to call on the professionals at Simon Electric to give your electrical system an overall inspection. If there are any inherent risks of electrical fire, we will work to solve those problems and keep you home safe. We have the experience and the expertise to keep you and those you love safe with our long list of comprehensive electrical services. Call us today!