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You rely on your Myrtle Beach, SC home’s electrical system from the moment you wake up until it is time to go to sleep. If there is an issue with your electrical system, life in your home can be challenging and inconvenient.
Although all electrical issues can be frustrating, some can wait until your electrician has an available opening. There are other issues, however, that would require an emergency electrician.
With so many do-it-yourself videos online today, many homeowners take the DIY route for home repairs and improvements. While there are many projects you can handle yourself, electrical repairs are not one of them. Every year, over 50,000 electrical house fires occur. If you make a mistake while fixing an electrical issue, your home could be destroyed by a fire. Also, you could be electrocuted, which can be deadly.
If you are experiencing any of the issues below, don’t try to fix the problem yourself, and call an emergency plumber immediately.
#1 Your Circuits Are Frequently Tripping
The breaker box in your home is your electrical system’s brain. Electricity enters the breaker box and is divided into circuits throughout your home. Your breaker box has a security feature that will trip the circuit if it is overloaded.
If your circuits are frequently tripping, you could have too many things plugged into one circuit. Unplugging something and then having the breaker box updated will solve the problem.
If you are sure the circuit isn’t overloaded and the circuits are tripping, you should call an emergency electrician. There is an electrical issue causing your circuits to trip. If the issue is ignored, it can spark an electrical fire that can quickly engulf your entire home. For the safety of your home and family, you should call an electrician immediately.
#2 Sparks Coming From An Outlet
It is not uncommon for a blue spark to come from an outlet. This is especially true if you didn’t turn off the appliance or device before unplugging it. A blue spark isn’t a cause for concern; however, if you see a white or yellow spark, you have a serious problem on your hands and will need to call an emergency electrician. There are a few issues that can cause a dangerous spark.
- The outlet is overloaded.
- There is a short circuit.
- Water damage
- The appliance or outlet is worn due to age.
- The outlet and appliance wasn’t installed properly
Ignoring dangerous sparks can result in an electrical fire or electrocution; therefore, you should have the outlet and appliances checked by an electrician right away.
#3 An Outlet Is Warm to the Touch
The outlets in your home should never be warm to the touch. If an outlet or switch plate is warm, you should call an emergency electrician immediately. There is likely a short in the wire that is producing heat. If you ignore the problem, the issue will worsen and could result in an electrical fire.
There is more to repairing the problem than replacing the outlet. You will need an electrician to remove the outlet and find the wire responsible so the necessary repair can be made.
#4 Flickering Lights
Do the lights on your Myrtle Beach, SC flicker when running a large appliance? It may seem like a minor issue to you, but it is a sign that there is an issue with your electrical system, and you should call an emergency plumber right away.
Your lights are flickering because there is an issue with your electrical system or the circuit is dangerously overloaded. Although it is easy to ignore flickering lights, you shouldn’t. If you wait to call an emergency electrician, you will be putting your home and family at risk.
#5 Moisture Or Rust Around An Outlet
Everyone knows that electricity and water don’t mix. If there are watermarks around an outlet in your home, or if the outlet is rusty, it is a sign of water damage. Water leaking around an outlet is a very dangerous problem; therefore, you should call an electrician right away.
An electrician can figure out where the water is coming from so the area can be repaired and closed off. They can also make any necessary repairs to allow the outlet to function safely.
#6 Buzzing Behind the Walls
A buzzing sound behind the walls in your home doesn’t mean there is a bee’s nest in the wall. It likely signifies a wiring issue that needs to be repaired by an emergency electrician immediately. If you ignore the problem, it will escalate and can spark an electrical fire behind the walls, putting your home and family at great risk.
#7 You Have No Power
If the power goes out in your Myrtle Beach, SC home, it is the most obvious sign you need an emergency electrician.
Before you make the call, check to ensure your electric bill has been paid. Also, check with a neighbor to ensure there isn’t a widespread power outage. If everything checks out and you still have no power, call an electrician.
There are a few issues that can cause the power to go out. The most common causes are equipment failure, electrical overload, and animal interference. Until you call an emergency electrician, you won’t have power.
Why Choose Mister Sparky Of Myrtle Beach?
If you have an electrical issue that requires an emergency electrician, contact Mister Sparky Of Myrtle Beach.
Our team of technicians is highly trained and skilled. Before they are hired, they must pass a background check. We want you to feel safe when our techs enter your home and confident that we can repair any issue.
We understand that your time is valuable. If you schedule an appointment and the tech is late, we won’t charge you, and this is a guarantee that most companies don’t offer.
We understand how serious some electrical issues are, which is why we offer emergency service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
To schedule an appointment for electrical service, give us a call today.