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Problems with electricity are a normal part of home ownership. Issues range from routine repairs to more urgent or complicated system problems. In those tricky situations, make sure to contact and work with an emergency electrical service. Mister Sparky of Myrtle Beach has a long and proud history of serving the homeowners in the area. Our team is expertly trained to address a wide variety of different electrical issues. Read below to learn about how Mister Sparky can help you with a range of different issues. Below are listed seven household electricity issues that every homeowner should look out for.
- Loosened Outlets
If you find your appliances are constantly coming unplugged, the issue may be with your outlet. This issue occurs when the outlet’s receptacle, the slots into which the device gets plugged, gets bent a little bit out of shape. This is generally just because of normal use over time. However, this issue needs attention. It can make it tough to plug items in or even lead to sparks or fire hazard.
Thankfully, there is an easy solution here that can be provided by a professional electrician at an emergency electrical service. They will be able to replace the faulty part and do the necessary rewiring to fix the situation.
Professionals at Mister Sparky of Myrtle Beach are trained to solve issues like this and return the outlet back to working order.
- Broken Switch
A broken switch might be caused by a number of different issues. If when you flick on a light switch nothing happens at all, the underlying issue may be that no power is flowing to the circuit. When this happens, there may be an issue with the breaker box and possibly other tripped outlets. You may also notice a flickering light, which indicates that it is not a tripped breaker, but likely something more complex. This could be caused by a loosened connection or some other problem with the circuit. Usually this can be resolved with a quick call to an emergency electrical service. One of Mister Sparky’s trained electricians will be able to shut off the breaker, remove the switch, and meticulously remove the switch out of your electrical box. After assessing to make sure power is restored, and making any required fixes to repair the issue, they will be able to return full power.
- Circuit Problems
When appliances place too much stress on the system, a short circuit may occur. In the balmy Myrtle Beach summers, air conditioners frequently cause trips that shut down power. Though these problems can often be solved by resetting the breaker, sometimes the issue is more complex. This is the case where the same appliance causes repeated circuit issues. When this happens, make a call up to Mister Sparky of Myrtle Beach for an emergency electrical service consult. Our professionals will take a look at the issue and make sure your electrical system is back in working order.
Another common electrical issue is dimming lights, which may actually be related to something more serious than it seems. Often, dimming lights or flickering may be a sign of faulty electrical that may result in an electrical fire. Because the consequences could be serious, always be vigilant and proactive in calling us up to do a full risk assessment. Our trained emergency electrical service can help make sure the issue is fixed and that your home is safe. Mister Sparky of Myrtle Beach, SC, has years of experience resolving problems like this for the people of Myrtle Beach.
- Light Bulb Burn Out
If you find that the light bulbs in your home are not lasting very long, that might indicate the problem is deeper than faulty bulbs. Rather, the underlying cause may be an electrical problem with serious implications. For example, a loose connection or issue with the circuit and/or socket may be causing the bulbs to constantly burn out. It could also have to do with the recessed lights or insulation. Any of these problems could result in overheating and fire hazard, and the bulbs may be shutting down to prevent a fire, as they are designed to do. Don’t hesitate to call up an emergency electrical service professional at Mister Sparky of Myrtle Beach for a risk assessment and consultation.
- Hot Switches
If your light switches or outlets feel warm when you touch them, that could be an issue. In some cases, this is a sign that there is something wrong with the electrical system and you should therefore make a call to an emergency electrician to survey the situation and make any repairs needed to restore your home to a safe working order.
- Tripping Breakers
If your breakers are tripping on a regular basis, that could be a problem with the wiring. Sometimes, this indicates that one circuit has too much stress on it and you may need to balance the system out. If you hire a professional emergency electrical service, they should be able to quickly rewire your electrical to address this issue and return your breaker to working order.
Mister Sparky is here for all your emergency electrical service needs
If you own a home, you know electrical problems happen from time to time. When there is something off with your electrical, be proactive. Some issues may indicate deeper problems that require immediate and professional attention. Resolving electrical problems when they happen can prevent house fires and deeper electrical complications. Mister Sparky of Myrtle Beach has been serving the people of Myrtle Beach, SC, for years with our team of highly trained emergency electrical service professionals. No matter what your electrical needs, we are happy to help you and get your electrical system back into perfect working order.