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Why Are My Outlets Buzzing?: A Guide

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Your home’s electrical system is a complex network of wires, circuits, switches, and outlets. When any aspect of that system isn’t working, it can impact the functionality of your entire home and compromise your home’s safety. Frasier’s Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, & Electrical is here for all your electrical needs throughout Northern Wisconsin, including outlet and switch repairs. We work on various outlet types, such as GFCI outlets, smart outlets, AFCI outlets, USB outlets, outdoor outlets, and more!

For reliable electrical services in Northern Wisconsin, call (715) 804-0947 or contact us online.

Buzzing Outlets & What They Mean

If you’ve ever gone to plug in an electronic device and heard a faint buzzing or a low hum from the outlet, you’re not alone. This is a common but concerning problem that many homeowners experience. A buzzing outlet is not a normal aspect of an electrical system. It’s a sign that something is not connected or functioning correctly and should never be ignored.

If your outlets are producing an electrical hum or buzz, Frasier’s can help. We’ll identify the source of the problem and offer the most appropriate solution, whether replacing the outlet or rewiring it.

Loose connections

This is common in older homes because connection points like those in outlets can become loose or weakened as a home’s wiring ages.

Imbalance in electricity

If your circuit breaker sends the wrong amount of electricity to your outlets, it can produce a low electrical hum.

Poorly installed outlets

Often due to DIY electrical work, some outlets were improperly installed from the beginning, which can cause polarity issues with the outlet.

Dimmer switches

Although they are attached to light fixtures, dimmers, like outlets, cause a buzzing elsewhere in the circuit.

Choose Frasier’s for Electrical Services

Regarding your home’s electrical system, it’s best to let trained and licensed professionals to handle repairs and replacements. Otherwise, you risk your safety and damage to your home. Frasier’s electricians are experienced in addressing various electrical problems, including home rewiring, circuit breaker replacement, and switch and outlet repair. When you trust our team with your electrical needs, you can have peace of mind with our 100% guarantee.

To replace your buzzing outlets, contact Frasier’s at (715) 804-0947 or contact us online.

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