When it comes to home maintenance, electrical systems tend to be overlooked. As long as things work when they are plugged in and the lights turn on when the switch is flipped, we tend to assume all is well. However, electrical system malfunctions are among the leading causes of house fires, and they often go undetected until a serious problem occurs. So having a licensed electrician in Santa Monica inspect your system is extremely wise.
It’s a known fact that home electrical system problems can develop gradually and quietly behind the scenes. Since wiring is tucked away inside your walls, electrical problems aren’t always obvious until the problem has become bad enough to pose a real hazard to your safety. Over time, a number of factors can cause wiring to break down, such as moisture, overloaded circuits, crumbling wire insulation or rodent damage. Often these issues simply result in outlet or switch failure, but they have the potential to cause more serious problems, like electrical shock or fire.
Sometimes there are early warning signs that electrical problems are brewing. If your lights flicker when the refrigerator kicks on or the clothes washer changes cycles, it’s probably time to have your system looked over by an electrician. Santa Monica homes built decades ago can easily become overloaded with the increased power demands of modern appliances and electronics if the electrical has not been upgraded. Other warning signs of a deteriorating or overloaded electrical system include frequent tripping of circuit breakers and electrical switches or outlets that feel warm to the touch when in use or have become discolored from heat or sparking.
If your home hasn’t had any electrical upgrades lately or has been showing the signs of a stressed electrical system, it’s time to call a licensed electrical contractor. Homes are damaged or destroyed by electrical fires far too often, so signs of trouble should never be taken lightly. The dependable and experienced professionals at H Electric take safety seriously. Let us help you find and repair any problems that may be brewing in your electrical system before they find you. Just give H Electric a call, we’ll be happy to inspect and test your electrical system to help ensure the safety of your home and family.