Winter Wiring: Common Problems You Should Look Out for

As a reputable HVAC and electrical company in DC, Maryland counties, Hugee Corporation understands that the winter season can pose great damage in your electrical wiring systems. To give you some helpful information, here are the common winter wiring issues that you should look out for:

·         Pests

Many homeowners assume that due to the cold temperature, house pests and critters are no longer an issue. The truth is, just like you, they also seek a warm, cozy place to stay and unfortunately, they find their way into your walls and near electrical wirings. Rodents, cockroaches and other creepy critters are threats to your cablings for they might get stuck in the wires or feed on them.

·         Frayed Wiring

Frayed wiring should not only be checked in the winter season. It can happen any time of the year, especially for old and worn out cables. If left unnoticed, one frayed wire can burn your house in no time. If you find it hard to check and fix frayed wires at home, you can always count on the expert techs to do the job.

·         Exposed Wires

Nobody wants to have exposed wires in the house. If your home has it, you have to make sure that it is in good condition this winter season. Exposed wires can cause injury due to electrical shock, fire or electrocution. Let a professional electrician deal with them so that a proper solution can be provided.

·         Overloaded Circuits

Winter is also a holiday season, and we expect homes to be filled with decorative lightings. These are beautiful traditions, but you should also be wary of the risks of overloaded circuits. Even at ordinary times, homeowners should learn the load that their home can handle and try not to overload their circuits with plugged in appliances. The overloaded circuit can cause the wiring to overheat, melt the insulation and eventually leads to a fire.

Winter Electrical Wiring Safety Tips

Save yourself from unwanted incidents with these helpful tips from our electrical experts:

·         If you are using electrical heaters, keep them away from flammable materials.

·         Have a professional technician inspect the outlets and sockets.

·         Replace or repair worn out wires.

·         Switch off and unplug electrical appliances before sleeping or leaving the house.

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Are you troubled by some issues in your wiring system? We can help, for sure! We do HVAC and electrical services worthy of your trust. Give us a call at Hugee Corporation now!