ARe you having some electrical issues at your home or business? Here are 5 signs to decide for an electrician if they would be necessary to come over or you fix the issue by yourself.
1. Flickering Lights
If you have started to notice the lights in your home flicker or blink, you may or may not need an electrician to solve your problem. It’s best to begin by turning off the light and unplugging the device. Double check to make sure you are using the correct bulb and that it is installed correctly and tightly. The issue may just be your light bulb.
Another factor could be a loose light plug, an issue within the switch, or a more significant issue such as a sensory overload or loses wirings. If you notice multiple bulbs having this same issue it could be a problem with the meter box. In this case hiring an electrician would be in your best interest.
2. Trip in Circuit Breaker
In most situations if your circuit breaker trips you will be able to reset the switch and you’ll be good to go. If you’re finding your circuit breaker continiously tripping, you will have to identify where the problem is located in your home. Ensure all light switches and appliances are off and reset all areas of the house from on to off and then back on. If your circuit breaker continues to trip after doing a full reset, you will want to call an electrician immediately to inspect the issue further.
3. Warm or Overloaded Electrical Outlets
When plugging something in or removing a plug you might realize your outlet is running hot. A warm or hot outlet is not healthy. Your outlet may be warm because of an overloaded circuit, which in short means you are plugging in more than the circuit can handle. Go about unplugging everything from the hot outlet and reset your circuit breaker. If this does not resolve the problem call an electrician as this could be a more serious problem, such as a bad connection, which poses the risk of a fire.
4. Fuse Blowout
Fuses often blow when there is an overload or if there is a hot wire that makes contact with the grounding pathway or a neutral wire. If you are not a trained professional, you will to hire one to diagnose the issue more thoroughly.
5. Changes in your Electric Bill
If you start to notice changes in your electric bill as higher than usual or you notice a consistent increase each month, you’ll want to take some steps into finding and resolving the issue immediately. Check what electronics are using the most in your home, and if you recently purchased an electronic device that may be increasing your bill. How long do you leave the TV on? How many loads of laundry you have done or how often the dishwasher runs can be other factors in this. If you are still unable to know where the changes in your electric bill are coming from, you will want to contact an electrician as the issue may be a lot more severe or even dangerous.
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