Electricity is essential for a happy home. However, a considerable amount of problems can occur if you are not careful, which can result in expensive, inconvenient electrical repairs. Everything from kitchen appliances, mobile chargers, heaters, and so on can risk becoming faulty. These problems can potentially pose an extremely hazardous threat to your or your family members health.
For this reason it is crucial that you are aware of the many warning signs a major electrical disturbance may give off, so that you can seek immediate help from our experienced staff. Below are some common signs that your home may need electrical repairs to watch out for:
Flickering lights are typically an indicator of a defective electrical system. Not only are they annoying, but they could also be a result of a more serious, underlying problem that can’t be fixed by simply changing out the bulb. Such problems include damaged wiring, a loose connection, or other issues that require a person with technical electrical expertise. If this is the case, which can be determined if a flickering light continues after a bulb replacement, be sure to contact an expert. Circuit breakers keep tripping frequently
It’s fairly normal for circuit breakers to trip occasionally. However, if you notice it tripping multiple times a week, that’s usually an indication you may need major electrical repairs that require professional help. Make sure you call our electricians who can inspect your circuit breakers. If the problem is due to damaged wiring or a lack of proper maintenance, it will most likely require professional electrical repairs.
Faulty switches and outlets
Another thing to be on the lookout for are switches and outlets dying quickly. If you notice any lamps or lighting that become inactive after long use, it is probably about time you replace the outlets connected to them. However, don’t take this as a signal to do it yourself; as straight-forward as it may seem, you can always call a trained professional for proper assistance with electrical repairs.
Appliances that emit sparks when plugged in
Equipment that emits sparks when plugged in is perhaps the most dangerous warning sign of all. The likelihood of starting an electrical fire is much more likely, which can result in serious injuries and property damage. It’s always good to be prepared and to keep a fire extinguisher in a suitable location in the event of an electrical fire. Your family’s safety is the number one priority, so make sure you are prepared with a fire safety evacuation plan as well. Contact the fire department immediately if you are caught in this particular scenario. It’s also worth considering that your appliance in question may need replacing sooner rather than later.
If you notice your kitchen appliance or equipment is not burning but only emitting smoke, be sure to cut power from the source and switch off the circuit breaker. Whatever you do, make you do not make contact with the plug.
These signs are among the few that you should be aware of. In any of these scenarios, be sure to give us a call and we will send our trained staff members to make any electrical repairs you may need for your home in no time.