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Five Electrical Issues that Can Lead to Fires in Your Home

Five Electrical Issues that Can Lead to Fires in Your Home

Five Electrical Issues that Can Lead to Fires in Your Home

Are you concerned with the fire safety prevention in your home?  Are you worried about your electronics causing fires?  The risk of house fires can increase when you have more electrical hazards in your home.  When a fire destroys your home, you may suffer from incredible damages or even loss of life.  This can cause you file property claims in Polk County, FL to receive insurance money to help with repairs and replacements.  However, you first want to start by preventing fires from ever occurring.  There are a few electrical issues that can lead to fires in your home.

Flickering Lights

Flickering lights may be indicative of a poor connection in your wiring.  When this occurs, it can lead to eventual arcing.  This is caused by loose or corroded connections that will make intermittent contact with one another.  As a result, they may cause sparking, erosion, or even fires to start in the home.

Burnt Out Lightbulbs

When you experience frequent bulb blowouts, it could be more serious than just a simple overuse issue.  This may point to a loose connection in your outlet or your circuit.   If you have specific recessed lights that are often burning out, it may indicate that you have insulation in your ceiling that is causing issues.  Be sure that you immediately address these issues so that you don't cause any fires in your home.

Dead Outlets

Dead outlets can result from a tripped poor connection, which isn't a bad thing.  However, it may indicate a more hazardous issue, like a tripped breaker that was caused by excessive heat buildup resulting in melted wires or outlets.  When you have any heat buildup issues, you will want to have these addressed immediately.

Warm Outlets

Warm outlets should be addressed quickly if you notice them.  Anytime you mix heat with electricity, you will want a professional electrician to come out and check it out.   Be sure that you immediately turn off the outlet and avoid using it until it can be inspected.

Circuit Breakers that Trip Frequently

Typically, circuit breakers trip when the circuit is overloaded.  This happens when you plug too many electronics into the same outlet and you are running too many things at once.  However, you may want to have certain breakers inspected if they trip all the time.  This issue can indicate that it may be time for you to add another circuit in your home or even have certain wiring replaced in your home.

These are just a few of the electrical issues you will want to take care of in your home to prevent fires.  When you suffer from a fire in your home, you will want to trust our public insurance adjusters to help with your property claims in Polk County, FL.  Contact us to hear about how we can help you today.

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