Electrical problems can be a real nuisance with lights flickering randomly and outlets overloading, but most electrical failures may also be dangerous because they could result in an unexpected shock. Even worse, a faulty outlet, light or switch could cause a fire that results in a devastating loss of life or property. One way to reduce the chance of electrical failures is with a thorough inspection. Electrical inspections involve a variety of checks such as the impedance and resistance levels of the wiring and the condition of the outlets. The most important area to check is the breaker box because any problems in this area need immediate electrical repairs in Matthews NC.
Some electrical issues are the result of too many appliances on the same circuit. This usually occurs because certain circuit breakers are shared between various rooms. One example of this is a home with several bedrooms where the wiring is run through shared walls. If these rooms have televisions, computers and other appliances that require a lot of energy the load could trip the breaker. Frequent breaker tripping will wear the device out and is a sign of a potentially serious problem. Professional electricians can fix this issue by installing additional circuits to those areas with the extra load. This could be extremely useful when converting that unused bedroom into an office.
An important feature of any electrical system is the devices used to make the environment safer. One of the more common examples is the power outlets used in any areas where water is accessible. These outlets are commonly known as a GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupt) or GFI (ground fault interrupt) and they should be identifiable by the testing switch they have. Electrical repairs in Matthews NC to replace a faulty GFCI outlet could save lives by preventing a short between a water source and the person using the outlet. Another type of safety system is the AFIC (arc fault interrupt circuit), however, this safety feature is not in the outlets. Instead, the AFIC is part of the breaker system. An arc fault is that unexpected electrical flash that occurs when plugging or unplugging a high load appliance. Browse our website to learn more about electrical system maintenance and repair.