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You should have an emergency electricians’ number handy and nearby in case of an electrical emergency. Electrical emergencies can happen on any property at any time. Those with older homes and businesses should have their homes inspected, repaired, and maintained by an electrical professional at least once a year. This is because older electrical systems will become worn down after some time and consistent use. If you experience any of the following, common but worrisome electrical malfunctions, you should contact an emergency electrician right away. If you live in or around the Myrtle Beach, SC area, you should contact Mister Sparky for all of your electrical service needs.
A blown fuse can be normal every once in a while, however, if your fuses blow often you need to contact an emergency electrician right away. A fuse that blows often may indicate a faulty connection. Fuse blow due to high voltage problems and electrical system issues. If an electrical current becomes too high for a connection the fuse may blow.
A fuse is a component of electrical systems that provides overcurrent protection for electrical circuits. Fuses are there to break the circuit when a current becomes too much for the circuit. Fuses are also part of circuit breakers.
A constantly breaking circuit could be due to an overuse of the electrical circuit. Circuits that have too much electrical strain will automatically break in order to protect your electrical system and prevent damage. Too much electrical energy can cause property damage and electrical fires. If your circuit breaker is working as intended there’s no need to be alarmed. You can try using fewer appliances on a particular circuit at one time in order to prevent the circuit from breaking. If this does not work there is cause for alarm. Contact a professional for emergency electrical services. An unprovoked blown fuse or active circuit breaker could indicate a huge problem with your electrical systems.
Don’t attempt to fix this issue yourself, this could be dangerous for untrained amateurs. The most you should attempt to do on your own is turn the circuit back on using your electrical panel. You may be able to find the blown circuit by ensuring the switches are in the right position. Once you find the switch that is not in the right position you can flip it back to the correct position. You will know the
Outlets and Light Switches Warm to the Touch
Outlets that are warm to touch present a serious problem. Electricity is hot. However, electricity inside of electrical systems is designed to be contained. If electrical wiring were to become loose or faulty the electrical current meant to power your devices and lights could be flowing elsewhere. This can cause other wires and components of your electricity to become hot, melt, or even catch fire. The only reason your light switches or outlets are hot is most likely related to uncontrolled electrical power.
This could also be an indication that your electrical current is too powerful and the devices plugged into the outlet require a lot of wattages. The same issue could be occurring with your lightbulbs. You can try using only one device at a time. If this doesn’t fix the issue, hire an electrician right away, and refrain from using the outlet and light bulbs that are having this problem. If you live in the Myrtle Beach, SC, area, you should contact Mister Sparky for serious electrical problems such as this.
Flickering lights are tricky. They could either mean nothing much or as a whole lot. Flickering lights should never be ignored, however. If your home or business has lights that flicker, it couldn’t hurt to have them inspected and looked at. Flickering lights may indicate your system is simply old and needs a tune-up or if that your system is worn down and needs to be replaced in some parts. Regardless of the cause, a professional and experienced professional will be able to get to the root of the cause and fix it.
If your lights are simply flickering due to the age of your electrical system, you should consult with a professional on how to go about gradually updating your electrical system. This will not only stop the lights from flickering but improve your system for more energy-efficient and safe energy usage.
If your flickering lights are being caused by loose connections you may need to contact an emergency electrician for urgent electrical services. A loose electrical connection should trigger a break in the circuit. If this does not happen, there may be more than one thing not working inside of your electrical system that must be addressed by a professional.
High Electricity Bill
If your electrical bill is usually high, something could be wrong inside your system causing more energy output than necessary to be used. This can happen with faulty or loose connections as well. A circuit that is not connected correctly may use an abnormal amount of power to do small or menial jobs, resulting in a higher energy bill. If your electric bill has suddenly become more expensive than normal, contact your local electrician for an evaluation of your electrical systems and to determine the anomaly.
There are many things that could cause these anomalies, the case of the malfunction could be a problem with your utility companies’ equipment. If this is the case, a professional from your utility company will have to come out and fix the problem.
The bottom line is you need to have a handy electrician’s number nearby. If your symptoms start acting unusual, you should call an emergency electrical service provider to determine whether or not your systems are safe to use, and if they are not, your electrician will be able to repair or replace the faulty components for continued safe use. If you live in the area you can count on Mister Sparky to provide Both emergency and non-emergency electrician services. Contact Mister Sparky of Myrtle Beach if you are worried your electrical system may be unsafe to use.