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You cannot live without the electrical system in your Myrtle Beach, SC home. You use electricity all day and night. Certain appliances and devices in your home need power 24 hours a day.
Because you rely greatly on your electrical system, the last thing you want is for issues to occur that affect the electrical system’s ability to do its job. In addition, certain issues can put your home and family at significant risk. The best way to prevent major problems and protect your home and family is to call an electrician as soon as you suspect there is a problem.
If you are experiencing any of the following issues in your home, it is best to call a licensed electrical company right away.
#1 Breakers Trip Often
The electrical box in your home is your electrical system’s brain. When the electricity comes into the home, the electrical box divides the electricity into the various circuits that power your home. The electrical box also has a safety feature. The breaker will trip when a circuit is overloaded, preventing an electrical fire.
Occasionally, tripping a circuit when you are running too many appliances is normal; however, if the circuits start tripping frequently, it is time to call a licensed electrical company.
The electrician will inspect the electrical box and check to see how many appliances you have plugged into one circuit. If you aren’t overloading the circuit, there could be an issue with the wiring or the electrical box itself.
It is essential that you call a professional right away, as early detection can prevent an electrical fire that can destroy your home while putting your family at significant risk.
#2 Flickering Lights
If your lights flicker when your turn on a major appliance, it should not be ignored. Many people believe that this is normal when it occurs regularly; however, flickering lights aren’t normal and would require a call to an electrician.
One common reason for this issue is that your electrical system cannot handle your family’s electrical demand. If this is the case, an electrician will need to upgrade the electrical box, ensuring it can handle the electrical load.
If your family’s electrical demand isn’t the reason your lights are flickering, there could be a loose or damaged wire in the light that should be repaired immediately. Waiting to call an electrical company could spark an electrical fire in the electric box or the ceiling over the light, putting your home and family at significant risk.
#3 An Outlet Doesn’t Work or It Trips Frequently
Do you have an outlet in your home that trips all the time or doesn’t work at all? If so, it is best to call a licensed electrical company right away.
An outlet with no electricity may have been installed incorrectly, or there could be an issue with the wiring. The same is true if the outlet trips frequently.
Many outlets are tied to different parts of your home; therefore, if you don’t have the problem checked by an electrician, you could lose power to other parts of your house related to the one faulty outlet.
#4 An Outlet Is Warm to the Touch
The outlets in your Myrtle Beach, SC home, should never be warm to the touch. The outlets should be the same temperature as the walls; therefore, you should call an electrician right away if an outlet plate is warm to the touch.
The heat is likely due to a wiring issue, causing heat behind the outlet. If you don’t have the outlet repaired right away, an electrical fire will spark, which can quickly destroy your entire home.
#5 Buzzing Behind the Walls
If you hear a buzzing sound coming from behind the walls, it is doubtful that there is a bee’s nest behind the walls. The issue is likely electrical, and you should call a plumber right away.
The buzzing sound indicates a serious electrical issue, requiring a call to an emergency electrician. Buzzing signifies that the problem is serious, and you should call a licensed electrical company immediately.
#6 Using Multiple Extension Cords
Many older homes weren’t designed with enough outlets. If you live in an older house and use extension cords throughout your home, it isn’t ideal.
Your home’s electrical box was designed to handle the electrical needs based on the number of outlets in your home. When you start powering more appliances and devices with extension cords, you could overload the electrical system, igniting an electrical fire. In addition, extension cords create a tripping hazard. Some people cover the extension cords with an area rug; however, this is a serious fire hazard.
An electrician can inspect your electrical box to ensure it can handle the electrical demand if they install new outlets in your home. If not, they can upgrade the electrical box and then install more outlets throughout the house. This will ensure you have all the outlets you need without putting your home and family at risk.
#7 Rust On the Electrical Box
Everyone knows that electricity and water don’t mix. This is why we don’t go swimming during thunderstorms. If the electrical box in your Myrtle Beach, SC home is rusty, you should schedule an appointment with an emergency electrician.
First, they will figure out how water is getting to the electrical box so the necessary repair can be made, preventing further water damage. Next, they will inspect the electrical box to determine whether the water has already damaged the box, so they can repair the box, preventing serious electrical issues in the future.
Why Choose Mister Sparky of Myrtle Beach?
If you are experiencing electrical issues in your home and need an electrician, contact Mister Sparky of Myrtle Beach.
Our owner has been working in the electrical industry since 2004, and in 2010, he opened Mister Sparky of Myrtle Beach. We are a full-service electrical company, and our techs are professionally trained, skilled, and highly qualified to handle any electrical issue you have.
We understand that your time is valuable; therefore, we guarantee our tech will show up for your appointment on time. If they are late, your service call is free.
We understand that most electrical issues are emergent, so we provide emergency service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
To schedule an appointment for electrical service, give us a call today.