Fixing Exposed Electrical Wires
Exposed electrical wires can pose a threat to the safety of your home and family. Faulty electrical systems are the cause of many fires, and exposed wires carry the added risk of shock. At AA All Services, we are available to help, day or night, to assure that any threat does not turn into a disaster.
Electricity has become so much a part of everyday life that it is easy to forget the formidable power it contains. Exposed live wires can carry deadly voltage. The outer insulation is designed to protect from shock and also to shield the wire from water and excessive heat. Without insulation, the risk of fire is increased and contact could have severe consequences.
Possible Causes of Exposed Electrical Wires
Age is a major factor in the development of exposed electrical wires. Cracking and peeling of the wrapping is a warning sign of deterioration. Home repairs may have left a job done poorly or unsafely. Overheating from using high wattage bulbs or overloading outlets may have damaged the insulation.
Reasons to Call for Help
There are several reasons why you should not attempt to repair electrical wiring yourself, including the following:
- Dangers to personal safety
- Repairs may not be done properly
- Does not address prevention of similar issues
The risks of working with electricity far outweigh any apparent financial advantage, as an accident can be fatal. Attempting repair without the necessary knowledge and skills could lead to creation of more safety threats and would not correct the issue that caused the exposed electrical wires in the first place. Old or damaged materials need to be replaced before the same problem occurs elsewhere.
Help Is Available 24/7
Our experts at AA All Services are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you find exposed electrical wiring, complete our form or call us at 972-263-3100. You can rest assured that we will respond to your needs, perform quality work and address prevention issues to keep you and your loved ones safe.