Guide to Resolving an Electrical Burning Smell in Your House

Detecting an electrical burning smell inside your house can be alarming because it often indicates a serious problem that could potentially pose fires or electrocution. Therefore, it's crucial to address these issues immediately. This guide breaks down a step-by-step process to identify and

solve this problem.

Section 1: Identifying the Source of the Burning Smell

The first step is to identify the origin of the smell.

Frequently, this is easier said than done due to the tendency of smells to disperse over large areas. However, there are some standard places to look for

which include:

Electrical outlets


Circuit breakers / Fuse boxes

Light Switches

Wiring in the walls

Carefully sniff (without touching) to find the strongest

concentration of the burning odor.

Section 2: Reducing Risk and Safety Measures

As soon as you smell a burning odor, carry out these steps:

Step 1: Turn Off Power

Shut down the main power to the house by switching off the main circuit breaker in the electrical panel. This can reduce the chances of electrical fire should there be any faulty wiring or overheating appliances.

Step 2: Evacuate and Ventilate

Ask everyone to leave the house, especially if you see smoke or feel excessive heat from an electrical device or rough-in (e.g., outlet or switch). Open the windows to let out the smoke and the electrical burning smell.

Section 3: Troubleshoot or Call an Emergency Electrician

Step 3: Inspect Appliances and Outlets

Once it's safe and the Odor has diminished, return to the house and sniff the suspect devices.

Step 4: Check the Circuit Breakers

Inspect the circuit breaker box. If a particular circuit breaker is causing the problem, it will be unusually hot and may emit a burning smell.

Step 5: Call Us

If turning off an appliance or resetting the circuit breaker doesn't solve the problem, it's time to call Us . Electrical burning smells could be due to a significant issue within your electrical system that needs an experienced electrician. we can help you in that please call us we will book an electrician to look into what’s going on.

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