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Why is My Outlet Buzzing?

Focusing on electrical safety is important in keeping you and your family safe. A wall outlet may make a buzzing sound due to a variety of reasons, so it is always a good idea to consult an Elkridge electrician to learn more about this common issue. Professionals can find the root cause of the problem and give you much-needed peace of mind.

Causes of Outlet Buzzing

Here are a few of the most common causes of an electric outlet buzzing and how you should respond to each situation.

Bad Wiring. One of the most common reasons for a buzzing sound in your outlet is due to bad wiring in your home. Typically, this occurs if the wiring wasn’t properly installed. Another reason is wiring eventually deteriorates with age.

Outlet Problems. A buzzing sound may also occur due to a bad outlet or receptacle. This often happens whenever the contact blades do not maintain a proper connection with the plug. This can be caused by wear and tear.

Malfunctioning Fixture. Buzzing may also occur due to bad electrical wiring within a fixture. The simplest way to verify this problem is to move the fixture to a different outlet. If you still hear a buzzing sound, you will know that the problem is with the wiring and not with your electrical outlet.

Contact an Elkridge Electrician

Tim Kyle Electric, Heating & Cooling is a company with many years of experience in helping customers with electrical problems throughout Maryland. No job is too big or too small. We take pride in always performing top-quality work. Customer service is one of our top priorities. Contact us today to help diagnose any of your electrical problems.

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