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The electrical system in your Conway, SC home is in use 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Even when you turn off the lights before bed, your electrical system powers your HVAC system, device chargers, refrigerator, and other appliances and devices that need to run constantly.
Because you rely so much on your electrical system, electrical issues can bring life in your home to a standstill, and things will become complicated and inconvenient. This is why it is essential to detect the early signs of electrical problems so they can be repaired before further issues occur.
If you are dealing with any of the following issues, it is best to call an emergency electrician right away.
#1 Circuits Trip Often
The circuits on the electrical panel in your home will trip if the circuit is overloaded. This is a safety feature designed to prevent an electrical fire. If a circuit trips often, you may have too many things plugged into one circuit, and the circuit is tripping to protect your electrical system and your home. However, if you try unplugging something and the circuits are still tripping, you should call an emergency electrician.
An electrician can inspect the electrical panel to determine if there is an issue with the electrical panel or if your electrical system cannot handle your family’s electricity demand. The electrician will need to update the system to ensure the system can handle the electricity demand.
#2 An Outlet or Switch Plate Is Warm to the Touch
The outlet covers and switch plates in your Conway, SC home should be the same temperature as the walls in the rest of the house. If A switch plate or outlet cover is warm to the touch, you should call an electrician immediately.
The heat indicates an electrical short. If you don’t call an electrician, the problem will escalate quickly, resulting in an electrical fire that can put your family at significant risk and destroy your home.
An emergency electrician will inspect the wiring to find the short so that the necessary repair can be made in the electrical system.
#3 The Lights Are Flickering
Do the lights in your home flicker when you turn on the vacuum cleaner or a major appliance? If so, the appliance is drawing too much power for your electrical system to handle, and for a brief moment, the lights receive less energy, which is why they flicker.
This may seem like a minor annoyance; however, it is more serious than you think, and you should call an emergency electrician right away.
An electrician can install additional power outlets and put the major appliances on separate circuits, preventing an overload, resulting in an electrical fire.
Calling a professional right away will prevent more serious issues down the road.
#4 Your Light Bulbs Burn Out Quickly
Have the light bulbs in your home been burning out quickly? If so, repeatedly replacing the bulbs may be a quick fix for the problem; however, this won’t solve the problem. An electrical issue is causing the bulbs to burn out quickly; therefore, it is best to call an emergency electrician.
You will need a professional to inspect the electrical system so the necessary repair can be made. Calling an emergency electrician immediately will save you a lot of money on light bulbs and will prevent an electrical fire, keeping your home and family safe.
#5 Your Electric Bills Are Really High
Have your electric bills increased significantly lately, and you don’t know why? If you haven’t installed a new appliance recently, there could be an issue with the electrical system that will require a call to an emergency electrician. They can inspect your electrical system to determine which circuits are inefficient so that they can be replaced.
The longer you wait to call an electrician, the longer you will have to pay outrageous electric bills.
#6 Your Plugs Don’t Accept 3-Prong Plugs
If you recently purchased your home and the outlets don’t accept three-prong plugs; you will need to have an emergency electrician update your electrical system. You can use a three-prong extender; however, you can’t do this with every outlet in your new home. Breaking off the third prong of the appliance or device is a terrible idea because it provides additional safety to prevent an electric shock.
An electrician can upgrade the electrical system so every outlet can accept three-prong plugs, which most major appliances have today.
#7 Buzzing Behind the Wall
If you hear something buzzing behind the walls in your Conway, SC home, the chance there is a bee’s nest in the wall is extremely low. The buzzing is likely due to an electrical issue, which is likely serious enough to spark an electrical fire; therefore, you should call an emergency electrician right away.
The electrician can inspect the wiring to find the problem so it can be repaired before an electrical fire puts your family at significant risk and destroys your home.
This is an issue that shouldn’t be ignored or even put off for a while, and you should call an electrician right away.
Why Choose Mister Sparky of Myrtle Beach?
If there is an issue with your electrical system that has you concerned, call Mister Sparky of Myrtle Beach. Our owner has been in the electrical industry since 2004 when he joined a local company. In 2010, he decided to branch out on his own and opened Mister Sparky of Myrtle Beach. Today, we are a full-service electrical company, and our techs are professionally trained, highly skilled, licensed, and insured.
We have been providing excellent service since we opened our doors, and our customers and the industry have noticed. We have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and have an A+ rating on
Google. In 2017, we won Angie’s List Super Service Award, and in 2021, we won Home Advisor’s Best Of award. In addition, Expertise.com named us the Best Business in Wilmington.
We understand the severity of electrical issues and how most can put your home and family at risk; therefore, we provide emergency service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your safety is our top priority, and our techs are always on call.
To schedule an appointment for electrical service, give us at Mister Sparky of Myrtle Beach a call or schedule online.