5 Signs of Electrical in Your Home
Among the biggest signs of electrical problems in your Cleveland home is that too many outlets are often put into a single circuit. Multi-out extenders are usually used to plug multiple electronics, lights and appliances in at one outlet. The outlet isn‚Äôt designed to handle high requirements, and electrical overload can cause major issues including loss of life and property.
Improper installation of electric box
Electrical repair becomes essential when you detect that the electric box has not been properly installed. Make sure that you have a qualified electrician check the electric box and ensure that there is no problem with its installation.
Wires of the wrong size
The addition of a new circuit or outlet is something that must be left to the professionals as most homeowners often select the wrong gauge wire. Improper installation can cause fire and damage to life and property.
Extensive use of extension cords¬Ý
People usually use extension cords to solve wiring problems, as they are a cheap alternative to electrical repair. Extension cords are only short-term solutions, and using them for a prolonged period of time can wear them out and cost you more money in the long run.
Wattage limits are exceeding
Light bulb wattage is often exceeded in many homes. Some sockets are designed to hold only 60-watt lights, but people sometimes install 100-watt lights in their stead. Due to the extra workload, the sockets can get hotter and potentially start a fire.