Secure Your Home with Electrical Home Wiring Upgrade
Advice for homeowners on the wiring essentials from Lon Lockwood Home Wiring Service Rochester, New York
A faulty wire can start a fire
Electrical fires generally happen at connections within the electrical wiring in the house. Electric connections are present in all your devices, such as in outlets, switches, light fixtures, and junction boxes (which houses spliced wire connections).In these connections, the current goes through the wires and creates heat, which causes the wiring connection to expand. When you are not using electricity, the wires cool down and contract. Due to this constant expanding and contracting, the connection wires over time will loosen up. These loosened connections will create an electrical arc that makes a brief but intense heat, which can burn the insulation around the wires. The insulation in the wires will be damaged beyond repair, allowing the heat to move into the surrounding areas and eventually causing a fire.
The only way to fix this problem is to rebuild all the connections by tightening them. Rewiring the connections into a safer style connection is required to prevent the problem from reoccurring. One of the connection types located in most homes is the back-stabbed connection. Houses with this type of connection are actually wired like Christmas tree lights in what is called a series or daisy-chain connection. This type of connection is the biggest contributor to overheating circuits, which can cause house fires.
During a typical year, home electrical problems from faulty home wiring account for 67,800 fires, 485 deaths, and $868,000,000 in property losses. Every homeowner should routinely have their home wiring checked for safe connections, frayed wires, and bad connections. All dangerous wiring situations must be repaired as soon as possible.
You may not recognize some wiring problem situations that cause safety hazards in your home. At Lon Lockwood Electric, we have your safety as our primary goal, so we advise you to have a professional electrician evaluate your home wiring for safety. We are here to help you secure your home with electrical wiring upgrades in Rochester, New York. We are committed to providing you with professional home wiring service to make it a safe and secure place.
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