Consistent and bountiful electricity is a staple of the modern home. But it’s one that we often take for granted. Like our plumbing and HVAC, we often do not notice our electrical system until something goes wrong with it. But it can be difficult to know when an issue is merely a superficial quirk of the household or has the potential to be hazardous. Either way, electricity is not something you want to take chances with, and it’s always better to be safe than sorry. In today’s post, we’d like to look at some common signs that you need electrical repair services. Call G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. when you need a professional Lynnwood, WA electrical technician.
- Flickering lights. If you find that your chandelier lights flicker and then shut off when you turn them on, or the recessed lighting in the foyer flickers intermittently, then you need to have it looked at by an electrical expert. Flickering lights are simply the result of a poor or faulty connection. While that connection may be more or less innocuous for the time being, it can quickly develop into a hazardous situation. The cause of the poor connection might be at the fixture or at the switch.
- Frequently tripped circuit breaker. If you’re beginning to get frustrated by a frequently tripped circuit breaker, then it may be a sign that something is not right with your electrical system. You may be overloading the system when high-wattage appliances attempt to draw energy from the same circuit. While you may be able to get away with installing an additional circuit to alleviate the issue, you may also have to upgrade your service panel to improve your home’s electrical capacity.
- Outlet lacks power. If your outlet has gone dead, make sure you don’t let the problem linger. You can first check the circuit breaker to make sure that it hasn’t merely tripped. If you see any blackening around the plug, it may have burned out. This is a potential fire hazard.
Call the Lynnwood, WA electrical repair technicians at G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. today if you think there is something wrong with your home’s electrical system.