Do your light bulbs burn or your fuses are blown too often? This is the first sign that the electrical system in your home is damaged and should be repaired by Arvada electricians. It could be a minor damage or, on the contrary, you may be dealing with defects that, if not remedied, can endanger your life. Let’s not forget that a short circuit can start a fire!
When you plug in an electrical device, such as a radio or a toaster, do you feel electric tingling when you touch it? This is another sign that there are problems with your electrical installation. Do not ignore them because getting a shock from a house appliance is anything but normal.
Is one of the switches warming up? Just like outlets, light switches have a power limit that they can carry. If you ask too much of a switch, it may heat up and wear out over time. When this happens, a small spark on the electrical contacts will be emitted each time you turn the light on and off. Soon, the contacts will no longer touch properly, and electricity will flow more freely, generating heat. Again, this is a fire hazard.
Are the light fixtures flickering? A flickering light bulb may be defective, but you have a serious problem if several light bulbs start flickering simultaneously. These may signal an electric arc. Once formed, it generates a high temperature and represents a serious fire hazard.