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When to Call an Electrician
According to ESFi there are 51,000 home electrical fires each year that could be prevented with a quick call to an electrician. Electrical systems need to run smoothly to keep your family, home and yourself safe. Most of us have experienced a flicker of the lights or a blown fuse. An electrician should be called for such issues that a person may not think of.
Six Tips That Will Help You Figure Out if You Need an Electrician
Blown Fuses: Fuses blow on occasion, but if you have a frequent trip, it’s time to get the problem checked. When fuses blow, you may face a wiring issue that should be resolved immediately.
Too Many Extension Cords: It’s best to call an electrician to have new outlets installed then plug another extension cord into the wall. Extension cords are a great and convenient short-term option for home or business owners but when used long-term, they can trigger electrical fire risks. Extension cords aren’t protected behind wall cavities, which increases the danger. In addition, they are more likely to overheat causing a potential fire.
Old Wiring: If your house is more than 20 years old, chances are it’s time for an electrical upgrade. Over the last two decades, electrical consumption has, and continues to increase. Computers, cell phones, electronic vehicle chargers, oh my! These and other electrical home devices may be causing an outage without you knowing.
Hot Outlets: This is a huge problem as outlets should never be warm to the touch. Inspect your outlet and see if there is any cracking, chipping, burning, or broken parts. Call us immediately to prevent further problems from developing.
Flickering Lights: Do you have flickering or dimming lights when using other appliances? It can be a sign of a big problem including overloaded circuits.
Shocking: Does one of your outlets give you a zap when you touch it? There may be an issue with your circuits in the appliance, a broken cord or an unstable electrical current.
Electricity is dangerous, and electrical systems can be complicated. It’s best to call a professional to find the source of the problem to be protected. Call Arizona Energy Pros today so we can help serve all your electrical needs. We’re here to help!