The average American home was built in 1977. Many existing homes simply can’t handle the demands of today’s electrical appliances and devices. Each year, electrical malfunctions account for 35,000 home fires, causing over 1,130 injuries, 500 deaths and $1.4 billion in property damage.
Warning signs of an overloaded electrical system:
- Frequent tripping of circuit breakers or blowing fuses
- Dimming of lights when other devices are turned on
- Buzzing sound from switches or outlets
- Discolored outlets
- Appliances that seem underpowered
For more ways to ensure the electrical safety of your home, take a look at some of our other blog posts!