Electricity is a wonderful modern convenience that allows us to conduct our daily lives with ease and comfort. However, there are times when it is important to call in a professional electrician to help maintain or repair your electrical system. This article will outline the signs that indicate that it is time to contact your local electrical services company for help. While some of these signs are fairly obvious, others may surprise you. Read on to learn how you can prepare any electrical mishaps in your home.
Loss of Power
There are many reasons why your home loses power. It can be a mandated power outage by your local power authority, an outage due to a hurricane storm, or an electrical issue inside your home. Regardless of the reason, we encourage you to contact a local electrician for assistance.
After a power outage, it is important to contact electrical services to help you restart the power safely. This is especially important to do if your home’s electrical panel is not equipped with a whole house surge protector. When power returns after an outage, the current may be too strong for the circuit breaker to handle. As a result, a surge may occur. With the help of an electrician, the power startup can be moderated and easier for the breaker to handle. Learn more about power outage preparedness by reading our blog.
Do you smell something burning from the outlets? Burning smells are often caused by damaged wires that are in need of immediate repair. If you encounter this smell, we urge you to turn off the electricity to that section of the home at the main circuit panel. Contact electrical services immediately for assistance. If you see smoke paired with that burning smell, it is important to turn off the power, call the emergency electrician services, and vacate your home for your safety.
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Buzzing or Humming Sounds
Any buzzing or humming sounds are indicative of bad wiring or a faulty breaker. These sounds must be investigated by a qualified electrician who can help make the necessary repairs. If these sounds persist without any immediate action to fix the issue, an electrical fire will begin and cause irreparable harm to your electrical system, home, or both. As a measure of safety, contact your local electrical services for help as soon as possible.
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Brown or Black Spots on Outlets
“Do blackened outlets require a phone call to the electricians in my area?” you might ask. And the answer to these questions is a resounding “Yes.” There are two reasons why this is important. First, blackened electrical outlets are often a result of an outlet that sparked because of an overloaded circuit. It can also be caused by a damaged or loosened wire. Both of these problems make the outlet dangerous for use. If you notice these black or brown spots on your outlet, we implore you to give an electrician a call before using it.
There are a lot of things that we like to see inside our homes, but exposed electrical wires are not one of them. In fact, exposed wires can be potentially dangerous as they can lead to electrocution or fire. As a result, it is important that you prepare yourself for the colder, stormy days ahead by checking your electrical system for such wires. Make sure to call the local electrical services to set up a maintenance inspection as part of your seasonal prep for the fall.
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Call Your Local Electrical Services Today!
Did you notice any of these signs around your home recently? If so, don’t hesitate to call Personalized Power Systems today for help with your electrical needs. Our friendly and skilled electricians are prepared to help you live a comfortable and safe life this winter season. Call us today at (866) 221-8100.