Faulty Wiring | Electric Repair Service
Even what appears to be a minor electrical problem may be a sign of a hazard in the home. Faulty wiring presents a fire hazard, and therefore a real danger to the safety of your family. Rewiring may be the optimal solution depending upon factors such as age and type of wiring. The safety of your family is the top priority, and when electrical problems are occurring, it should be inspected by a licensed electrician, and electric repair service provided promptly. If your home is experiencing any of the following signs call a Mister Sparky electrician in Huntsville, AL today.
Flickering lights: There are several potential causes behind flickering lights, such as power surges, frayed or loose wires, worn contacts, or even a bulb problem. Check the bulb first and ensure it is not loose. In addition, bulbs can separate from the base causing issues. If there is more than one bulb in the fixture, and the flickering is only occurring in a single bulb replace it. If the lights continue to flicker, it is an issue for an electrician to provide electric repair service.
Flickering lights can be due to power surges within the home. When the source is from within, it can be due to electrical appliances placing an increased demand on an insufficient electrical system, and may indicate the home’s wiring is inadequate. This type of surge can reduce the lifespan on your home’s appliances. A wiring upgrade can correct this issue.
Other potential causes of flickering lights may be due to wires frayed from age or vermin, or faulty outlets with worn contacts or a loose wire. A Mister Sparky electrician in Huntsville, AL can provide the electric repair service required to correct the problem.
Tripped circuit breakers: When you plug a new device in and it trips a breaker it is typically due to an overload on the circuit. For example, when you operate the microwave and toaster oven on a counter without any problem, but turn on a roaster and the circuit breaker trips, this is an overload on the circuit. The call for electricity is greater than the breaker is rated to handle. However, if breakers trip routinely it may indicate a wiring problem, a panel problem or a problem with the breaker. A Mister Sparky professional electrician can locate the problem and provide the electric repair service that you need.
Warm or sparking electrical outlets or light switches: Faulty electric wiring, outlet or light switch itself can cause this issue. These issues, especially when related to bad wire has a high potential of causing an electrical fire. This should receive prompt electric repair service from an electrician.
The odor of burning wire: A burning smell may indicate burning/melting wire or wires within an appliance. If coming from an appliance unplug it. If the odor of the burning wire seems to be coming from a wire, shut off the circuit breaker supplying it and call an electrician right away.
Two prong outlets: Two prong outlets are an indication of an outdated electrical system. Modern outlets are three pronged, meaning they possess a third wire, the ground wire. Two prong outlets are not grounded and should be replaced with an electrical wiring update. Don’t forget the service panel, if not already updated, it should also be replaced. Out of date wiring is not up to code, and deteriorates with age posing a risk of fire. This is especially true of aluminum wiring, a serious fire risk. Contact an electrician to upgrade an unsafe electrical system with electric repair service.
Insufficient outlets: When you find yourself needing more outlets, and using a number of power strips is a sure sign of this, you may want to update the electrical system. The use of power strips can also be unsafe. A home with proper electrical service should have an outlet every six to eight feet, and be properly grounded with three-prong outlets.
Increase your home’s value: An updated electrical system will increase a home’s value, while ensuring it passes any electrical inspection by potential buyers. If you plan to sell your home eventually, upgrading the electrical system will attract buyers, and add points to the list of those potential buyers.
Mister Sparky offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee, and the guarantee of on-time arrival. We value your time and know you do as well, and we make the extra effort to ensure your work is provided promptly, efficiently, with expert craftsmanship and quality. We are fully licensed, and provide 24-hour emergency service to ensure you don’t sit in the dark or remain at risk from dangerous electrical conditions, such as faulty wiring. To receive electric repair service from Mister Sparky’s nationally recognized electricians, make us your first call.