Waiting until the last minute to undertake electrical repairs at home could be a disastrous and expensive decision. Life moves so fast nowadays that it’s easy to miss the obvious around the house let alone the stuff that’s hidden behind the walls. NDF Electrical is a trusted electrician in Tweed Heads and can help you ensure that your home is safe for the family. Here are the Top Signs that show your house needs electrical repairs.
- Frayed and exposed wires
- Electrical rule #1 – DO NOT TOUCH FRAYED OR EXPOSED WIRES!
This is a more common occurrence around the house than one might think. In old houses the protective coating around wires can start to degrade leaving live wires exposed to the unsuspecting and could cause a nasty shock if accidentally touched. The damage to the insulation could also cause a fire.
- Exposed wires are more likely found under the house or in the garden. Most garden wiring is low voltage and won’t cause much of an issue but unless it was you who installed the wiring getting a licenced electrician to check it wouldn’t hurt. You wouldn’t want the kids to come across an exposed wire in the garden. Ensure that all wires are terminated correctly. NDF Electrical can help you with this simple solution.
- Tripping Breakers
Apart from being seriously annoying a tripping breaker can be a sign of bigger problems. There are many reasons that a breaker may short but it’s better to be safe than sorry and get NDF Electrical to have a look at your switchboard and ensure it’s up to grade. It might only be a faulty appliance that is easy to replace but worst case is that there is a major wiring issue in your house.
- Dimming Lights
There is a time and place for dimming lights, but you should always be in control of the situation.
- Right time – After a long week at work on a Friday night, the kids are in bed and you are relaxing with your loved one on the lounge.
- Wrong time – You are cooking dinner and suddenly the lights in the kitchen dim and you can’t see the stir fry properly.
If dimming is happening beyond your control it can be a sign of damaged wiring in the house, and you should get NDF Electrical on the case as soon as possible.
- Burning Smell
It goes without saying that nothing ever comes good from a burning smell unless is there is a fireplace or a bonfire within close proximity. When you smell smoke emanating from your walls, power sockets or from under your floor it’s time to check in with your trusted Electrician in Tweed Heads. NDF Electrical are experts in sniffing out where the burning smell is coming from and solving your problem on the spot with a minimum of fuss.
Obviously, smoke is the last thing you want to be seeing coming from anything to do with your electrics. It’s not often a good thing but it could be something simple or it could be the start of something awfully bad. The old saying of “where there is smoke there is fire” is very applicable to your house and its electric system. Regular maintenance and keen senses will ensure that you are safe and sound.
NDF Electrical are your trusted electricians in Tweed Heads and are only more than happy to help you no matter how big or small you think your problem is. Let’s hope that you don’t have to experience the panic of having to deal with an emergency regarding any of these five situations but if you don’t hesitate to call the team at NDF Electrical.