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What Are The 3 Most Common Causes Of Electrical Problems?


If you're like many others, you probably don't know much about electricity. But, while it doesn't matter most days when your electricity isn't working, the problem becomes a high priority.


That's why we're here to help! In this post, we'll discuss the three most common causes of electrical problems and what you can do if any of them happen in your home.


Faulty Wiring


One of the most common causes of electrical problems is faulty wiring. If you have old, outdated wiring in your home, it may be prone to failure. Faulty wiring can cause various issues, including short circuits or blown fuses in electrical panels. Potential signs of faulty wiring include flickering lights, brownouts, and frequent power outages.


Ideally, residential electrical wiring should get replaced every 20-25 years. If you're not sure when your wiring was last replaced, it's a good idea to have it inspected by a qualified electrician.


While they are on the call, they can also look at the rest of your electrical system to make sure it is up to code and can meet your electrical needs handily.


Water Damage


Another common cause of electrical problems is water damage. When water mixes with electricity, it can cause various issues in your home. If you notice any water damage, such as brown stains on the walls or ceiling, be sure to call a licensed contractor right away to complete an inspection and make any needed repairs.


By doing so, you can keep everyone in your household safe from electrical shock hazards, and you can begin the mold remediation process to prevent further health hazards.


Appliances and Outlets


Faulty appliances and outlets are another potential cause of electrical problems. Be sure to regularly inspect all appliances and outlets in your home to ensure that they are working correctly.


Also, be careful not to overload outlets without surge protection by plugging in too many devices at once.


If you notice any signs of wear and tear on the power cords of appliances or the wall face for outlets, call an electrician immediately so that they can make repairs before any safety hazards arise.


What Are The Dangers Of Electrical Issues?


Electrical issues can be hazardous to everyone in your household, including pets. According to statistics, fire is the number one cause of death due to electrical problems. In addition, faulty wiring can also cause electric shocks and serious injuries.


If you experience any electrical problem in your home, be sure to take immediate action to address it. Never attempt to fix the problem yourself – call a licensed electrician instead. Without training and tools to make electrical repairs, you could end up causing more harm than good.