ElectricalElectrical FAQ: Do I Need Repairs?

plugThere are certain problems that you may encounter in your home that don’t really demand immediate attention. A dripping faucet, for instance, should be fixed as soon as possible because it wastes water and drives up your bill, but it isn’t an emergency that requires immediate action to be taken. Any issues with your electrical system, on the other hand, could lead to dangerous operating conditions.

If you do need electrical repairs in North Seattle, WA, it is absolutely vital that you have them completed ASAP. The longer that you ignore any warning signs of trouble, the more likely it becomes that your system will suffer serious damages and potentially put your health or the condition of your property in jeopardy. But what are some of the warning signs to look out for?

Burning Odors

If you are prone to leaving the oven on and burning your food, you may want to start setting the timer to avoid further ruined dinners. If you smell burning anywhere in your home and there is no obvious cause of the odor, though, then you really ought to contact us right away. If you have overheating wires or circuitry in your electrical system, then there is a very real chance that a fire could break out in your residence.

Flickering Lights

It may seem like little more than a minor annoyance, but flickering lights in your home could actually be indicative of a serious issue with your electrical system. You can always try tightening the bulb or checking to see if the contact in a particular fixture is damaged or dirty. If not, tough, or if the issue is more widespread, let us investigate.

Tripping Circuits

The whole point of a circuit breaker is to keep your electrical system working safely and to ensure that you are able to reset circuits conveniently. Don’t let the convenience of doing so lull you into believing that frequently tripping breakers is normal, though. If you are always headed to the panel to reset circuits, then you should give us a call to have the situation resolved at the source.

Let G & S Heating Cooling & Electric handle your electrical service needs.


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