Electrical Repairs

Inspect your home thoroughly for hidden electrical hazards and take the necessary steps to make fire-safe repairs. Electrical work should be done only by a qualified professional. Look for the following things:
  • Discolored or warm wall outlets or switches.

  • Burning or rubber smell coming from appliances.

  • Know how to turn off your electricity.

  • Make sure that all receptacle outlets and switches have faceplates.

Tips for NFPA:
  • Have your home electrical system inspected by a qualified private inspector or in accordance with local requirements when buying, selling, or renovating a home.

  • If a fuse blows or a circuit breaker trips often, find out why and get the problem corrected before turning the breaker back on or replacing the fuse. Have a qualified electrician inspect and fix it.

  • Replace wall outlets if plugs do not fit snugly or the wall outlet does not accept plugs with one blade larger than the other.

Call a qualified electrician if you have any of the following:
  • Recurring problems with blowing fuses or tripping circuit breakers.

  • A tingling feeling when you touch an electrical appliance.

  • Discolored or warm wall outlets or switches.

  • A burning smell or rubbery odor comes from an appliance.

  • Flickering lights.

  • Sparks from a wall outlet.

  • Cracked or broken wall outlets.



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