Electrical repairs are a normal part of house maintenance. You should be aware of warning signs that indicate you need to call an electrician. It is all about keeping your family safe and your home and belongings secure. Here are some common warning signs that indicate you need electrical repairs.
Light Bulbs Burn Out or Flicker
If you are constantly replacing popped light bulbs, you may have a bad main neutral connection. You should call an electrician before this becomes a bigger problem. If you ignore this sign, it could progress to your appliances and cause severe damage.
If you notice your lights flickering, you could have a poor connection somewhere. This can be from one outlet or fixture or it can be more widespread and include the whole house or area of the house. Your professional electrician will be able to determine the cause and repair any problems.
Outlets Needing Electrical Repairs
Over time electrical outlets will wear. If you have a dead outlet or switch, you probably have a broken wire. This needs to be repaired. It is common at times for an outlet to spark but if you have an outlet that is continually sparking it is best to have it looked at before a fire or injury occurs.
Outlets can become warn. You should replace an outlet that is loose or not working properly. Switches can have loose connections as well and need to be replaced when they begin acting up.
If you notice a burning smell at the outlet you need to call your electrician immediately. If you suspect a fire, call 911.
Circuit breakers that are continually blowing fuses or tripping are an indication that you could benefit from some electrical repairs. Adding another breaker might be the best option.
If you notice that your getting shocked by appliances, it’s a good idea to call your electrician and make sure the appliance is grounded properly and safe to use.
Your professional electrician can inspect your electrical system any time you are concerned there is an electrical problem. Getting electrical repairs early will prevent them form escalating and will keep your family safe. If you have any questions about your electrical system, please call Rose Brothers & Sons Electric today!