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April 25,2022

What to Do About Electrical Smells

Does your home smell like somethings burning, but there’s no one cooking in the kitchen? Don’t ignore the issue. There might be something wrong with your electrical system. At Mr. Electric of Fort Worth, we offer premium residential and commercial electrical services for property owners in local North Texas communities. We enjoy helping our clients find ways to ensure their electricity is as safe and efficient as possible. If you’re concerned about strange electrical smells in your house, here are some tips for determining the cause and what you can do to get it fixed fast. 

What Do Electrical Smells Mean?

Electrical smells often point to some sort of small fire or damaged electrical wire. In many cases, the wiring itself may be exposed, and the heat of the electricity running through it may be heating up the wires rubber coating, your insulation or other nearby material. You could also be suffering from an overloaded circuit or from a foreign object or rodent inside one of your junction boxes. Any of these scenarios could lead to dangerous consequences if left ignored. An electrical fire or electrocution could occur, so it’s important to take the smells seriously and begin further investigation. 

Other Warning Signs to Watch For

Carefully look around your home for other physical signs of trouble. If you notice a tingling feeling when plugging in a device, hear a pop or sizzle from an outlet or you feel heat coming from an outlet, then there’s likely a major problem. Discoloration around the outlet cover is also a sign that something has gone drastically wrong. Electrical smells combined with these other red flags means it’s time to find the source of your issue before the damage becomes worse.

What Should You Do If You Suspect an Electrical Problem?

If you’re concerned that you’re dealing with electrical burns, wiring damage or a failing circuit, it’s important to call a certified electrician right away. Handling damaged wiring or deteriorating circuits could cause electrocution, electrical fires and personal injury. Don’t put yourself at risk. Call a licensed and insured electrician who can conduct a thorough inspection and pinpoint the exact source of your trouble. They will have the tools and experience needed to diagnose your electrical issue, and to repair or replace electrical components as needed so you can have a safe and effective electrical system that will last. 

Need Help with Your Wiring or Circuits? Call Mr. Electric of Fort Worth

Are you worried that the strange smells coming from your outlets is a sign of an electrical problem? Get the issue taken care of as soon as possible. Call the experts at Mr. Electric of Fort Worth and we’ll come to the rescue. Our certified, licensed and insured electricians proudly serve clients in Fort Worth, Arlington, Benbrook, Burleson, White Settlement, Aledo, Weatherford, Texas and other nearby DFW neighborhoods. Contact our office today for an emergency inspection or to schedule a convenient appointment for your next electrical repair, replacement or installation service.