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Could my electrical outlets be dangerous?

“My outlets seem really warm to the touch. Could that be dangerous? ”-Question Submitted by Ashley C. Fair Lakes, VA

Ashley, we're so glad that you are keeping up with your home's electrical safety. Many homeowners don't pay the necessary attention to their electrical work. This can often cause dangerous fire hazards and potential home damage. Electrical issues are some of the most common reasons for household fires. To protect your home and family, staying aware of your electrical systems can help prevent disasters. When an electrical outlet feels warm to the touch, there could be an electrical issue happening behind the scenes. Although in most cases this isn't hazardous, all electrical problems, left unfixed, can become dangerous.

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