4 Reasons to Call Your Local Certified Electrician

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4 Reasons to Call Your Local Certified Electrician

Aug 04, 2023

Electricity has been one of the most groundbreaking discoveries of humankind. However, this everyday necessity can be dangerous, so you should only have a certified electrician do any related work. If you're unsure when to call a professional, here are some tips on when to do so.

1. Warm Outlets

When you switch on your light switch or plug in your computer, is the outlet warm or hot to your touch? A warm outlet may signal overheating in that particular socket or your electrical system. Make sure that devices and appliances you plug in are of the correct wattage for your system to prevent overheating.

2. Sparks From Outlets

Do sparks sometimes come out of your outlets when you go to plug something in? That is a serious issue that qualifies as an electrical emergency. According to a study by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), malfunctioning electrical work is one of the top causes of house fires. When you see sparks coming from your electrical sockets, it's clear that you have some frayed wires that could lead to a fire or electrocution.

3. Tripping Circuit Breakers

Are your neighbors enjoying lights and electricity while you're constantly having blackouts? Unless a storm or a car crashing into an electrical pole has caused an issue on other parts of the street, your residential blackout is because of your own circuit breakers. Call our certified electrician to ensure you have an updated grid with the proper wattage to accommodate your family's electrical needs. After all, those blackouts can happen at the wrong time, and if you're working from home like many others, the last thing you need is for the electricity to go out while working.

4. Flickering Lights

When a light bulb is on its last leg, it may begin to flicker before dying out. You can change the light bulb to see if that solves the problem. However, if the flickering still occurs even after you switch out the lighting fixture, it's a problem with your wiring. Don't forget, faulty wiring can lead to a host of other issues, so don't ignore it!

Make sure the electricity in your home is updated and safe for you to use. You shouldn't be dealing with hot sockets with sparks flying out of them or constant circuit breaks. If these or other issues are occurring, call Dependable Electric Services. Our electrical experts are here to help you with your electrical issues anytime.

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