Home Electrical Repairs Done by You with an Electrician
Home Electrical Repairs Can be Done by You
There are numerous reasons why electrical repairs can be done by you when your home's electrical requires repair. Electricians can video chat with you to identify the type of electrical wire in your home. In the event, your home's plugs are tripping breakers or have multiple electrical plugs that do not work. Most older homes built in the early 1900s may have very dangerous electrical wiring and will need to be replaced sooner than later. Many newer homes were built to be affordable and the electrical wire size and even some of the home's breakers may be too small to handle the load. Electricity is dangerous and you should be instructed or performed by licensed electricians so that the electrical repair or electrical wiring upgrade you do does not short out and burn your home down.
Electricians Explain Faulty Home Electrical Wiring
- Rodents chew electrical wire until all shielding is removed, causing electricity to arc to the ground potentially causing a fire. In some cases, the rodent will actually catch fire as it is electrocuted igniting a house fire.
- Electrical wiring is excessively old and the wire shielding has become brittle, allowing it to crack and fall off leaving wires bare in attics. This is very dangerous and can cause a house fire when the electricity arcs to an unshielded ground wire.
- Stretched Electrical wires cause the electrical wire shielding to be stretched or even broken at the tops of walls and around corners of rooms. This is caused when the original electrician hammers the wire staple too tight damaging the wire shielding. There are other causes such as nails being hammered through wires while hanging pictures and damaged wires while pulling through holes during construction.