Electrical overloads occur when you draw more electricity than a circuit can handle. Because they present a potential fire hazard, it’s important that they are spotted quickly and dealt with as soon as possible. Some warning signs that you may have an overloaded electrical circuit include:
- Flickering or dimming lights.
- Circuit breakers frequently tripping.
- Buzzing sounds coming from outlets and switches.
- Scorch marks on outlets.
- Burning smells.
- Warm wall plates.
If you notice any of these signs, you may need to consider a panel upgrade. A professional electrician can help you determine the best course of action for your home.