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Ask an Electrician: How Do I Know When It's Time for New Wiring? March 15, 2017

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Ask an Electrician: How Do I Know When It's Time for New Wiring?, Whittier, California

Although electrical system breakdowns are often sudden and unexpected, some signs may indicate the need for new wiring in advance. When people in Los Angeles County, CA, need system upgrades, they turn to Michael Lawrence Electric. Based in Pico Rivera, this trusted electrician provides lasting electrical repairs and exceptional installation services for residential and commercial spaces.

Below, the technicians at Michael Lawrence Electric share four signs your home or office needs electrical wiring work:

  • Burn Marks: Burn marks on outlets and switches are never a good sign. They may indicate severe underlying problems such as overheated wires or circuit overloads. If outlets and switches are warm to the touch, call an electrician immediately. They will install new wiring before overheating leads to an electrical fire.
  • electricianUnreliable Circuit Breaker: On occasion, you may need to reset your circuit breaker. If you need to trip the breaker on a regular basis, your circuits might be too weak to accommodate your appliances and electronic devices.  
  • Dim Lights: Unless you have dimmers, the light from your ceiling fixtures should remain consistent. If they flicker when you use a microwave, hairdryer, or vacuum, these appliances could be placing additional strain on damaged wires.
  • Frayed Wires: Wire damage is one of the most obvious signs you need to upgrade your system. In fact, frayed wires can cause everything from minor electrical shocks to catastrophic fire damage. 

Whether you need to upgrade your electrical wiring system, install new fixtures, or shed light on your landscape, the contractors of Michael Lawrence Electric will be happy to help. For an appointment in Los Angeles County, call (213) 591-0829 and speak with a friendly customer service representative. Visit Michael Lawrence Electric online to explore the many ways they can improve your electrical system. Don’t forget to like the electrician on Facebook for updates and announcements. 

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