About 2 weeks ago I stupidly drove a nail into drywall in the area directly above an outlet (about 4 ft above). The nail went in probably 1.5". At some point, I hear a noise like a coin or small piece of metal falling and dinging on the floor on the other side of the drywall. I immediately stopped and removed the nail.
Now I’m deeply paranoid that I’ve nicked a wire that will silently cause a fire. What could that noise have been? Is there any way for me to inspect for damage to the wire without cutting open the drywall? Might sound ridiculous but, can I just... not use this outlet?
This is a small, 3ft. wide section of wall between 2 doorways, so I’m assuming the wires are running up vertically from the outlet, right in the line of fire. Obviously never making this mistake again. Thanks for any help.