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How To Check Electrical Wiring In Your Home PART 2

Electrical Wiring In Your Home

4. Check for Discoloration of Sockets

A discolored socket or light switch is a sign that the wiring is overheating. A loose connection or faulty wiring is usually the root cause of this problem. These types of issues typically result in a short circuit, this also causes an outlet’s outer surface to discolor from a mini fire.

5. Don’t Ignore Flickering Lights

The light fixtures need a small amount of power to work. If they are flickering or not working, it might be because of a loose electrical connection.

If the problem affects multiple light fixtures in different rooms, there might be a problem with the circuit. If the lights flicker or dim in the whole house, there might be a problem with the breaker box or the utility drop. This is a complex issue that needs a professional’s help.

If your lights are dimming or flickering, it could be a sign that you have too many things plugged into one outlet. This can happen when you have a lot of high-power appliances plugged in at the same time. If your devices are not working, try unplugging them. If this does not fix the problem, move the lights to a different circuit or try changing the bulb.

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