I turned on my bathroom light a couple nights ago & it sounded like morse code coming from the outlet. I haven't heard it since that night. My light switch is part of the double outlet. Do you think this is indicating a problem with my wiring? Thank you.
Yes this is indicating a problem. It's hard to tell what the issue might be, but electricity is silent when its working right.
BEFORE INVESTIGATING - turn off the breaker.
Things I would check AFTER turning off the breaker:
- take off the outlet cover and look for
- burn marks
- loose wires
- cracked or worn insulation
- cracked or worn parts on the outlet
- signs of rodents
- take off the switch cover and look for the same things as the socket
The easy try-it-and-see repair is to replace the switch and outlet, this should cost maybe $10 and 30 minutes of work.
Do you know if you have aluminum or copper wiring in your home?
Is there a fan in this bathroom? Are you sure the noise was coming from the outlet and not a breeze blowing past the fan?