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September 26,2022

Keeping Your Electrical System Safe from Pests 

No one wants to think about a house full of mice, rats and other rodents. Unfortunately, many homes provide shelter to at least a handful of menacing pests, no matter how well maintained the property is. One of the most significant dangers involved with pest problems, are they’re tendency to chew through important structural components, including drywall, insulation, lumber and electrical wiring. Ignoring damage to your electrical system can have extreme consequences. Thankfully, unnecessary fires, personal injuries and property damage can be avoided by investing in pest control and electrical repairs if needed. At Mr. Electric of Fort Worth, we want our local North Texas customers to have safe and convenient electrical systems. That’s why we’re offering a few tips and tricks for keeping your home or business free of wire gnawing pests. 

Know the Warning Signs

The first step is to check your property for signs of a pest infiltration. While finding evidence for damaged wiring can be extremely difficult, knowing whether you have rodents as residents is much simpler. And, there’s a good chance that if rodents are present in your home or business, you’ll have a few chewed wires. Look for the following red flags:

  • Rodent skeletons
  • Pieces of insulation
  • Sightings of mice or rats in or near the home or building
  • Droppings
  • Noises of scurrying or banging in your walls
  • Physical signs of damaged wires, holes in the wall or other tell-tale warnings

Call Pest Control

If you notice one or more of these warning signs present in your house or business location, be sure to take precautions right away and hire a qualified pest control company to get rid of them. Setting out mice traps will not do the trick. While you may catch one or two mice this way, you’ll still put your property at risk by avoiding their complete removal. You may consider scheduling an annual or semi-annual pest control service to ensure that the rodents and other problematic pests and insects are gone now and forever. 

Schedule an Electrical Inspection

If you’ve seen signs of rodents, it’s very important that you schedule an electrical inspection as soon as possible. A certified electrician will be able to pinpoint potential problem areas, and can provide a wiring upgrade or repair as needed. Be sure to get your pest problem under wraps right away as well, or you’ll risk being unaware of new wire damage lurking under the surface. 

Are You Concerned About Wiring Damage? Call Mr. Electric of Fort Worth Today

Do you suspect that small creatures have put your electrical system at risk? Protect your property and loved ones today by calling the experts at Mr. Electric of Fort Worth. Our team of certified, licensed and insured electricians are excited to offer quality residential and commercial services in Fort Worth, Arlington, White Settlement, Benbrook, Cleburne, Aledo, Weatherford, Lake Worth, Texas and other metroplex area communities. Contact our office today for more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced electrician in your area.