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Your home is in constant need of repair. This is true because we are constantly in it, using it, causing everyday wear and tear to occur. The same goes for your electrical systems. If you live in a brand-new home that was built recently you may have a little time before you need to hire an electrician. If you do not live in a brand-new home then you may need an electrical professional sooner than you think. This probably applies to most of seeing that the median age of American homes is around 35 years. Mister Sparky in Myrtle Beach, SC is an electrical company that can assist you with all of your electrical needs.
When to Call an Electrical Professional
Flickering lights are common in households, especially older ones. The flickering lights in your home may be unnoticeable even. Flickering lights aren’t a huge problem as long as it’s brief. Flickering lights when you turn on a switch is completely normal. If the flickering is recent, has increased in frequency, and or in severity, you should contact an electrician. Before you contact a trusted electrician, you should first check to see if the light bulb is loose or faulty, if this is not the case then contact Mister Sparky in Myrtle Beach SC for an inspection and repair.
Common reasons for a flickering light are the bulb being loose or using the wrong bulb type. Lights also flicker due to loose light plugs for lights that need to be plugged into the wall. The light switch could actually be malfunctioning, this will surely cause light to flicker uncharacteristically. Large amounts of electrical charge surging toward your lights can also cause flickering. All of these common causes can be repaired with the help of a professional. The only cause you can fix yourself is the light bulb issue. If your light bulb is the culprit to your flickering lights then you can fix it. If any of the other afflictions are the cause to your flickering lights, it’s best to let a trusted professional handle it.
There could be more serious implications to the cause of your flickering lights and you need to contact an electrician to find out what that is. Problems with your electrical systems can be dangerous to you and your property and can often be cause for fire if faulty systems aren’t dealt with. The cause could be something as serious as a sensory circuit overload or consistent voltage fluctuation. If your home has loose, damaged, or outdated wiring it may be causing the lights to flicker. This can have a domino effect and cause other circuits around it to become faulty. Other causes could be the main service cable’s connection and or the electrical service itself.
Power Shuts Off
If you notice that a certain circuit or circuits are shutting completely off then you may have a big problem on your hands. Fixing the circuit by flipping the breaker switch will only temporarily alleviate the situation. The frequency of the power shutting off should indicate just how big of a problem you have. The power shutting off to a circuit could indicate a blown fuse or a power surge. Both of these issues are bad for your electrical systems and can lead to a more costly issue if they are not repaired.
Too Much Warmth
Have you noticed how warm your outlets and switches are? Do you see a blackening around the outlet or switch? Have you ever been mildly shocked when plugging something in? If you answered yes to any of these questions you need to contact an electrical professional right away. This is cause for alarm due to the likelihood of an electrical fire starting. The warmth, blacked outlets, and shocks indicate that your electrical systems are not working efficiently or properly.
The cause of this problem could be something simple, like an overloaded circuit or something more serious such as a fraying or exposed wire. If your home was built before 1975 it could be due to aluminum wiring. If this is the case you may want to have your electrician replace the aluminum wiring with more common copper or other modern materials. If you and your electrician decide to keep it, understand that you may need to monitor your outlets more closely.
Other reasons to call an electrician
You may need to call a professional for less serious problems such as too many plugs. Having too many plugs and wires on the ground poses a hazard to those walking by and the appliances themselves. If needed, you can have an electrician run sometimes through the walls for a more aesthetic look and less hazardous environment.
You may also need an electrician to install special outfits or three-pronged ones for homes that have few or none. When installing big appliances like ovens, or washers and dryers, it’s important to remember that the plugs to these appliances require special outlets. Contact an electrical professional beforehand to ensure your installation goes smoothly.
Why You Should Contact an Electrical Professional for All of Your Electrical Needs
By hiring a professional electrical engineer, you are making the safest choice for you and the other residents that inhabit your property. Working with electricity is dangerous. The volts that your electrical system can conduct are enough to power the whole house and seriously injure a person to the point of fatality. Professionals have the training, safety procedures, and on the job, experience to ensure they don’t get hurt as well as anyone using the appliances. Faulty wiring can affect those that use it after it’s installed making this a very dangerous job.
It’s complicated. The electrical wiring and system are a complicated mechanism. Trying to do this yourself or hiring an amateur can cost you more in repairs and possibly your property. Improperly installed electrical wiring extremely hazardous to your property and unsafe for inhabitants. Electrical systems are complex and need a trained professional to repair and install them. If you live in or around the Myrtle Beach, SC, area, contact Mister Sparky for all of your electrical assistance needs.