There are lots of tasks around the house that are fair game for a do-it-yourselfer, but simply as a matter of safety, electrical work isn’t one of them. If your wires have electrical damage, it’s time to call in the pros. Mister Sparky of Myrtle Beach provides a wide range of electrical services for customers in and near Myrtle Beach, SC. Whether you need major rewiring throughout your home or a simple repair, our professional electricians can help. Before you attempt to inspect or repair electrical damage, call us.
How Do Electrical Systems Become Damaged?
Your home’s electrical system is rather robust. You probably don’t give it much thought as you turn on a light or plug in a fan. However, many factors can damage your electrical system, requiring prompt electrical services. Electrical systems are vulnerable to damage associated with:
As your electrical system ages and experiences wear and tear–even normal wear and tear, its connections can become loose. That’s potentially a serious problem. Loose wires can increase the electrical resistance in your circuit. If that should happen, the circuit can heat up. That could potentially result in an electrical fire. An aging electrical system is nothing to take lightly. The best course is to contact Mister Sparky of Myrtle Beach for our electrical services. We can inspect your system to look for signs of problems that need to be dealt with sooner rather than later.
Malfunctioning or Faulty Appliance
A bad appliance can actually harm your electrical system. Many people often think twice about plugging in an old toaster or lamp that they picked up at a yard sale unless they’ve had the item inspected. If you have an appliance that is causing a breaker to trip, stop using the appliance. Our electrical services include these types of problems. We can visit your Myrtle Beach, SC home to find out if the appliance is faulty or if there’s another problem at work. A malfunctioning appliance can send power surges through the electrical system, and that can cause issues like damaging your outlet or switch.
Water damage can cause extensive damage to your home’s wiring. If you experienced flooding, you may need to replace any wiring that was exposed to water. Even if the wiring works (and let a trained electrician determine that), corrosion can still occur in the weeks and months ahead because of the water exposure. The best thing to do after experiencing flooding is to contact Mister Sparky of Myrtle Beach so we can assess the situation and advise you of the best course of action.
If you live in an area that’s prone to flooding, consider contacting our electrical company to move your outlets/wiring to a higher location. Raising outlets above flood levels is a good idea if you have experienced flooding in the past.
Naked wires are a hazard. But how do they lose their protective coating? Normal wear and tear can actually cause wires to become exposed. Even temperature fluctuations can lead to this dilemma. The wires need that protective insulation, however. Electrical currents passing through naked wires expose your home to the potential for short circuits, which can fry appliances and start fires. Our electrical services team can replace naked wires promptly. If you note their presence, call us right away.
Pests can do an untold amount of property damage. They can damage flooring and drywall. While those are definitely unwanted problems, other pest-related problems are worse. Gnawing rodents can chew into wires. Naturally, they’re risking their own skin when they bite down on a wire, but they can also put your home at risk. Gnawed wiring is a fire risk. If you suspect that pests have invaded your home and may have damaged your electrical system, the sooner you contact us for our electrical services the better.
Whether you’ve strung too many Christmas lights together or plugged in too many electronic devices, overloading your outlets can become a serious problem. If you see flickering lights or begin to trip breakers more frequently, it’s time to call in our electrical services team. You may need an electrical system update to accommodate your increased electricity needs. This is particularly common for older homes.
Finally, yes, storms and power surges can wreak havoc on your wiring and electrical system. In our area, in particular, we’re no stranger to powerful storms. A surge of power through the system might only last a split second, but it can damage your wiring and fry your appliances. Many of our customers have opted for electrical services like whole-house surge protection. If you’ve ever experienced electrical damage from a storm-related surge, you might be in favor of this protection. A surge can overload your circuits, damaging them along with anything plugged into them. If this happens, be sure to call us to inspect the damage and make any necessary repairs.
Electrical system damage isn’t something that any household or commercial property should ignore. Mister Sparky of Myrtle Beach features a team of experienced and licensed electricians. We can visit your Myrtle Beach, SC location to inspect the problem and provide the ideal solution. We offer a full range of electrical services. Never entrust your home’s electrical system to an uncertified contractor or unlicensed electrician or you could risk your home’s safety.
If you suspect that you have damaged wires for whatever reason, give us a call. We have a reputation for our prompt service and fair, upfront pricing. Our electricians at Mister Sparky of Myrtle Beach take great pride in their work and we always adhere to best practices. If you have questions about our services or need to schedule a service call, get in touch right away.