You don’t think about many things until you own your home in Myrtle Beach, SC; one of those things is whether or not you need to book an emergency electrician when something goes wrong with your home wiring. Suddenly it can be hard to figure out if something can wait until the end of the weekend or even the next morning because it will seem like everything is emergent when you start to think about fire risks or electrocution risks by not taking care of the issues promptly.
The good news is that sometimes you can wait until the weekend is over, but the bad news is that when it comes to electrical issues, you can never be too careful. The truth is that many electrical issues should be looked at right away to protect your family and your own safety. Electrical repairs are not things that you should mess around with on your own if you don’t have any training. Instead of fixing an issue, attempting to fix an electrical issue might actually put your family at a higher risk if you do not properly repair the issue.
There are many things that can go wrong behind the walls of your home, which is why you need to have an emergency electrician you can count on in the area. The bottom line when it comes to electrical issues is that when you are in doubt, it is always best to call an electrician. At the very least, you can talk to someone who might have some insight on your problem and, if necessary, can send out an emergency electrician if there is a chance that the issue is risky.
However, some things call for immediate attention, which is why we have compiled a list of five times you shouldn’t wait to call an electrician to come out to your home and take a look at your electrical system. If you notice any of these things happening within your home, you need to call for an emergency electrician right away. Also, remember that this is not a complete list of all the emergencies that can occur. Always trust your best instincts and call if you are worried about something that is wrong with the electrical system of your home or business.
Overloaded Power Circuits
Power circuits are only meant to conduct a certain level of electricity, and once you have too many things plugged into one circuit, they can start to blow. If you frequently blow a fuse or trip your circuit box, this clearly indicates that you may have an issue with an overloaded power circuit. Short term, you can try to reduce strain on the circuit in question, but if you do that and you still keep tripping a circuit, then you need to call an emergency electrician to take a look.
When a circuit trips, it is doing exactly what it is designed to do, stop the electricity from flowing through your home. While it may seem like an annoyance, it is actually a function that is built into your circuit box so that your home does not catch fire. A circuit can trip from time to time and then never trip again, so you shouldn’t worry about one time. However, if it continues to happen, then you need to call an emergency electrician and get to the bottom of the issue before something more dangerous occurs.
High Electrical Bill
Another strong reason to call an emergency electrician is if you notice that your electricity bill is suddenly extremely high. This is not something that should happen out of the blue and is usually an indication that something is seriously wrong with your electrical system. A gentle increase is one thing, especially if you are entering the heat of a Myrtle Beach, SC summer, but if you notice your electricity bill jump at a point in time when it shouldn’t be, then you need to have it checked out.
Mild Shock from a Switch
Getting shocked by a light switch or any other electrical outlet in your home is not normal and is not something that should be taken lightly. Just because you only received a mild shock does not mean that the electrical current won’t get stronger and hurt someone seriously. It also may indicate that there is trouble with the wiring behind the switch, which can lead to an electrical incident or a fire. With that in mind, if you get shocked by any switch or outlet in your home, you need to call an electrician right away to have it checked out.
Light Bulbs Keep Burning Out
Another clear sign that you need to talk to an emergency electrician is if the light bulbs in your home keep burning out. It is normal for light bulbs to blow out eventually. Everything ages and eventually will break, but if you replace a light bulb and the new one blows out fairly soon after, you might have cause for concern. If it happens three or more times, you definitely need to call an electrician and have them come out to your home to take a look. You also should not use the outlet until you have it looked at by a professional.
Lights Start Flickering
Finally, if you have an older home in Myrtle Beach, SC, then there is a good chance your electrical system is aging along with you. Older systems were not made to support the type of electrical systems that modern systems depend on. One of the most common signs that you may be expecting too much out of your electrical system is flickering lights whenever a major appliance kicks in, such as the microwave, stove, or HVAC system.
If you notice the lights flickering or any of the other issues mentioned above, give Mister Sparky of Myrtle Beach a call so we can get to the bottom of the situation quickly. Our emergency electrician will be happy to take a look at your problem and find a solution.