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A leading cause of fire accidents at homes and offices is faulty electrical wiring. According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International, every year there are more than 28,000 fires caused by faulty electrical wiring in America that kill or injure hundreds of people and cause property damage to the tune of $700 million.

Here are the 5 major warning signs related to electrical systems that you need to be on the lookout for. If you are in the Philadelphia region or its surrounding areas and are looking for reliable residential or commercial electrical services, then you can trust BG Electrical Service LLC to keep your family safe.

Firefighters extinguishing house fire

The 5 Major Signs

Faulty Outlets

When you plug a device into an outlet multiple times and it still sparks then this is a sign of trouble brewing. The outlets might also give out a burning smell. If you smell anything burning from your electrical outlets than it is critical to get it fixed by a professional as soon as possible. We also recommend you not to overload an electrical circuit with a lot of appliances. A lot of offices are guilty of this that a lot of their computers, printers and telephones use the same outlet or circuit.

Flickering Lights

An easy way to find out if your house wires need an upgrade is when you’re using multiple appliances and you turn the lights on and off and they flicker.

Outdated Wiring

Electrical fires can occur in any house or commercial establishment that has not replaced or upgraded its wires since 30-40 years. Old wires lose their effectiveness over time.

Circuit Breaker Keeps Tripping

If the circuit breaker of your home or office is tripping multiple times in a week or month, then this is a major sign that their electrical wiring might be faulty.

Chewed Wiring

Chewed wires are a sign that you might have a rodent problem or your pet has a bad habit of chewing wires. These damaged wires can be hazardous and need to be replaced immediately.

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Fix Your Electrical Issues Now

BG Electric Service LLC is available to take on electrical emergencies in Philadelphia 24/7 throughout the year. Our professionals take pride in providing efficient and reliable work at very reasonable and competitive prices so that you and your family stay safe. If you are a homeowner or a commercial enterprise in Philadelphia and are looking for a licensed electrician or contractor, then call us now at 484-956-5247 for all your electrical wiring solutions.

Top-Quality Electrical Contractor in Philadelphia, PA