Is your house wiring getting old ?

As a homeowner, you should develop the habit of checking your electrical systems on a regular basis especially if the building is older than 40 years of age.

our switch board

The main switch board is inside this box usually at your front door

You should invest in inexpensive tools like an outlet tester which can help you to check whether things are working fine. Notwithstanding this, you should call an electrician to check wiring on a regular basis. Sometimes you will come across electrical wiring issues that must be handled immediately. You need to be on the lookout for signs that there may be an issue with the electrical wiring in the walls.

    1. The most common sign of an electrical wiring problem is when the breakers and fuses go out or trip regularly. Circuit breakers will trip if the circuits are overloaded. When the circuit breakers trip regularly, one or two things could be wrong. It may be that you are plugging in too many appliances on a single circuit which cause overloading. You need to get DCN Electrical to check the wiring because it could also be that there is something wrong with the wiring itself.


    1.  Another common sign of electrical wiring issues is dimming or flickering lights at home. When the wiring is very good then the lights will rarely dim or flicker even when the circuit is close to capacity. However, dimming and flickering of lights is normal and it can occur on good wiring. If it happens quite often then it may be a sign of faulty wiring and you need an electrician to examine it. It could also be a bad circuit breaker that needs to be replaced.


    1.  Buzzing or discolored electrical outlets are also signs of faulty electrical wiring. These kinds of outlets or switches need to be replaced immediately. However, the problem may not be the outlet or switch but it could be faulty wiring in the circuit. This needs to be examined by a certified electrician.


  •  Most importantly, act immediately if you notice a burning smell close to the electrical outlets or around the home. Call the electrician to check the outlets. Make sure you turn off the circuit breaker until the electrician examines the system.




  •  The other situation that could be a sign of trouble is shocking switches and outlets. Shocking switches and outlets are common when there is a problem with the wiring. You will need to call an electrician to check wiring immediately if this is happening in your home.