The most basic advice we can give you to keep your electrical system in good shape, and to keep your home safe, is to know the signs of a system in distress, and upgrade your electrical panel when need be.
After all, of the various problems that can affect your home, electrical problems are among the most concerning. They present safety hazards in addition to property damage risks. Electrical malfunctions can cause anything from electrocution to devastating house fires. As such, it’s essential that you have a professionally trained Denver electrician check out the wiring in your home at least once every few years. Without the proper electrical inspection, you’ll increase the chance of running into a problem.
Without an electrical inspection or electrical repairs, you could find yourself facing a few different problems, two of the most common of which we’ve highlighted below. In and of itself, each of these may seem minor, but they indicate something more severe is going on.
No, this doesn’t mean that you have a haunted house—sorry to disappoint! The main cause of flickering lights is usually because of a short circuit in the system. If it’s just one lamp or other small fixture, it may be due to that particular fixture malfunctioning.
However, if an entire portion of your living space is impacted, then the short circuit is probably occurring somewhere in the home in a more widespread location, and you have a bigger problem on your hands. If you find yourself noticing this symptom more and more often, then we highly recommend you give our pros a call.
No, we aren’t talking about areas where one room seems warmer than another—that indicates a potential problem with your central HVAC system. What we’re talking about here is when you put your hand on a light switch, or maybe even a random spot on the wall, and discover that it is warm to the touch.
Hot spots like this are typically signs that there is current flowing in a direction that it shouldn’t be, and throwing off heat due to excess energy. This raises the risk of both electrocution and house fires, and needs to be dealt with right away.