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Is Your Wiring Safe?

How do you know if your home's electrical system is properly wired or in need of repairs or upgrades? Here are five key indicators to remember:

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  • Whenever you turn on an appliance, such as a dishwasher, clothes washer or dryer, the lights in your home dim.
  • You frequently have problems with fuses blowing or circuit breakers tripping off.
  • Appliances that should heat up, such as toasters and irons, don't get as hot as they should or take longer to heat up.
  • Your television picture shrinks when other lights or appliances come on.
  • Lights brighten in part of the house when other lights or appliances come on.
If any of these problems plague your home, call in a licensed electrician quickly. Old, inadequate wiring, overloaded circuits and other problems aren't just inconvenient, they're dangerous. So play it safe, and hire a qualified, professional electrician for rewiring your home, adding circuits or upgrading your electrical systems.

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