You hear a popping sound when cooking your meal in the microwave or ironing your clothing. The appliance shuts down and everything becomes dark. There has been a short circuit. If you have a history of similar accidents, you should have your electrical and wiring systems tested by one of the most reputable electrical suppliers in UAE.
Al Arz Electricals discusses why electrical shorts happen and how to protect your house and family from them in this article.
Recognizing the root cause
A short circuit happens when the hot and neutral wires come into contact with each other, causing current surges without resistance. This causes wires to overheat and burn. This excess current can trip the circuit breaker in protected circuits and be harmful since it damages appliances or starts fires.
Electrical short circuit indications include:
- A loud popping noise was heard.
- Sparks and buzzing sounds are emitted.
- Smells of burning or smoldering wood.
- Around the outlets, there may be burned scars or discolored patches.
The most typical causes of electrical short circuits are:
- Overheating and tripping are increased by old and worn-out electrical systems. Shorts can also be caused by faulty connections or properly fitted cables.
- Weakening insulation: Wire insulation deteriorates over time due to natural wear and tear or even mice gnawing wires. This might be the source of frequent power outages.
- Water or other fluids that come into contact with electrical circuitry.
- Old or broken appliances, switches, light fixtures, or other electrical equipment are examples of outdated/faulty fixtures.
Tips to prevent electrical shorts:
- Electrical inspection – Having experienced personnel evaluate electrical systems may assist in discovering and repairing key flaws, preventing possible risks such as appliance bursts or fires
- Circuit maintenance – It is a must to maintain the circuit breakers in the electrical panel regularly to ensure they work properly all year.
- Reduce your electricity consumption during storms – since lighting can produce current spikes that might cause catastrophic harm. During a storm, we recommend limiting electrical consumption to your needs.
- Replace broken appliances – Be on the lookout for faulty components in your appliances. Check for damage to cables, casings, appliance fractures, and exposed wiring.
- Keep dry – Avoid liquid spills on switch connections and electrical outlets by keeping all electrical gadgets free of moisture. If the gadget is damp, wait until it dries before turning it on.
- Install smoke detectors – Installing smoke detectors protects your house and family from explosions and fires.
If you’ve suffered frequent short circuits, we recommend having your home’s electrical system evaluated by a qualified electrician. We also recommend replacing your outdated components with reputable Electrical Accessories Suppliers in UAE to resolve the problem instantly.
Update your wiring systems and circuit breakers to keep your premises safe.
To prevent danger, you should get your electrical systems tested, repaired, or replaced as soon as possible.
The Al Arz Electrical Company is a renowned supplier of electrical items and Limit Switch Suppliers in UAE. Electric wires, cables, wiring accessories, panel board accessories, circuit breakers, isolators, fuses, lightning arrestors, and other distribution board components are all available from us. Please contact us to check your electrical systems status.