Signs that your electrical wiring needs replacing

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Throughout your property, the wiring needs to be safe, secure and effective. Wiring that is not up to standard can present a serious hazard, but what are the signs of electrical wiring problems? Well, here at Walker Electrical, we are Preston’s leading electrical experts. We work with companies and businesses across Preston, and the North West, to provide high quality, professional electrical and lighting solutions. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about the most common electrical wiring problems.

What are the most common signs that your electrical wiring needs replacing?

From fires and electric shocks to property and structural damage, electrical wiring problems can be incredibly dangerous. The common signs of an electrical wiring issue include:

  • Circuit breakers tripping- in modern homes, the circuit breaker will likely be tripped if too much current is passing through one of the circuits. This is to protect you and your property. This can be caused by a faulty appliance, but if it continues to occur, it could be a clear indication that your wiring is faulty and needs the attention of a professional team.
  • Dimming or flickering lights- lights that flicker or get dimmer as you leave them on could indicate faulty wiring. The lighting may be flickering because of a lose connection or another circuitry issue. This will need to be investigated by a professional team, like us here at Walker Electrical.
  • Hot electrical outlets- if your sockets or electrical outlets are getting hot to the touch, you should stop using them immediately and contact a team of registered professionals. This is a clear indication of faulty wiring.
  • Exposed wires- one of the most obvious indicators of faulty wiring is wiring that is exposed. Wires should never be exposed in your property, and could pose a serious hazard or health risk. This should be rectified by a qualified professional.

For more information or advice, get in touch with the team today, here at Walker Electrical.