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Why Is My Electrical Equipment Overheating?

Posted on: November 25, 2014

Do you own electrical equipment that is overheating? If you’ve noticed any of your electrical devices, like a toaster or a radio, overheating you may have a serious electrical problem on your hands. Fortunately, at Kolb Electric, we have just the tools to diagnose and fix the problem.

Overheating of electrical devices can be caused by a number of problems. From faulty wiring to an outdated electrical system, it’s important to get to the bottom of an overheating electrical device.

How to Diagnose an Electrical Problem

At Kolb Electric, we offer thermographic inspections for your home or business. A thermographic electrical inspection will test the equipment’s temperature against the temperature of surrounding components. Significant variations in temperature indicate electrical problems in your appliances and equipment. Temperature abnormalities are often due to defective or failing components. By catching problems early on, they can be corrected before they can cause even greater damage later.

If you manage a home-based business that relies on several pieces of electrical equipment, it is especially important that you routinely schedule thermographic electrical inspections in MD, VA, or DC in order to prevent your important equipment from malfunctioning.

A thermographic inspection is completely non-contact and safe to perform on energized electrical systems. Thermographic electrical inspections can be conducted while your equipment is still in operation, which means you won’t lose time by having to shut down your equipment.

Benefits of Thermographic Inspections

When combined with traditional home inspection techniques, the infrared thermography inspection method reveals considerably more about your house than can be seen with conventional inspection tools. Some things our infrared thermography inspections have detected include:

Water leaks: using an infrared camera to scan the inside of your home can reveal moisture leakage around plumbing systems, the roof, any windows, etc. We’ll be able to see them because areas with more moisture will appear darker than surrounding warmer, dry areas.

Insulation deficiencies: our scanners will reveal large temperature differences within your home where insulation is deficient or absent.

Roof leaks: we’ll be able to spot water and moisture intrusion and accumulation below the surface of your roof, which can help you pinpoint leaks and lessen their effects before they do major damage to your home.

Electrical system problems: one of the best things about an infrared thermography scan is that it helps you see any deficiencies in your electrical system, including loose connections that could cause certain appliances to run inefficiently (or to not run at all).

Structural issues: finally, infrared thermography scans will help locate structural issues within your home, including poor heat transfer, bad conductivity, and more. We may even be able to detect missing or damaged structural components.

For all your infrared thermography needs in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC, contact the electricians at Kolb Electric today—877-287-1179877-287-1179 or click here!

 

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