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Can Rodents Cause Damaged Wires?

Rodents can cause a lot of damage to your home in only a short amount of time. Rodents will often chew electrical wires inside your walls or ceiling. Damaged wires are always a fire hazard. So, learn how to keep your electrical wires protected from rodents and create a safe environment for you and your family.

Avoid Damaged Wires

Here are a few ways to prevent or get rid of rodents from infesting your home and damaging your electrical wires.

  1. Seal up your entryway. One of the best ways to prevent rodents from entering your home is to seal up any holes inside or outside of your house. Many rodents can squeeze inside tight places around windows and doors.
  2. Keep your home clean. Another way to prevent rodents from infesting to your home is to remove common food sources. Always taking out the trash and keeping your kitchen clean is essential in reducing the chance of rodents in your home. Storing food in airtight containers is also an effective way to protect your food from rodents.
  3. Trim shrubs around your home. You can also stay proactive by trimming shrubs and keeping firewood at least 20 feet from your house. Regularly maintaining your lawn makes your home much less attractive to rodents.

Contact a Thurmont Electrician

Tim Kyle Electric, Heating & Cooling specializes in fixing damaged wires for customers in the greater Baltimore area. Our main goal is to maximize safety for your family by always providing a quality service at an affordable price. For most homeowners, it’s hard to determine the source of an electrical problem. It can be dangerous to go poking around in wiring and other areas, too. Fortunately, that’s where we come in. Our skilled technicians can work with you to identify the issue and to quickly and safely address it. Contact us today.

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