What Are The Signs You Need An Electrical Repair?

January 15, 2020

If you’re like most people, you probably take your electricity for granted. It powers your Puyallup home and keeps it operating. However, it’s important to be aware of the signs of trouble with your electrical system. Problems with electrical wiring can be dangerous if they’re not addressed. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, an estimated 24,000 electrical fires were reported between 2014 and 2016. Here are several warning signs you need an electrical repair.

1. Flickering Lights

Flickering lights are a sign of a power surge. Your electrical system may be having trouble keeping up with the demands of all your appliances. Frequent power surges can damage your electrical fixtures and your appliances. If flickering lights happen frequently, you may need to upgrade your home’s wiring.

2. Burning Odor

A burning smell from your electrical system means it’s producing too much heat, placing your home at risk for an electrical fire. Call an electrician at Expert Air Control as soon as possible if you notice a burning odor.

3. Circuit Breakers Frequently Tripped

Your circuit breakers protect your home by tripping when a circuit becomes overloaded. If a breaker occasionally trips, it may not be a cause for concern. However, if a breaker trips repeatedly, you should have your electrical system inspected for any problems.

4. Buzzing Sounds

Your electrical system should operate silently. Popping sounds indicate your wiring may be loose or faulty. If you hear buzzing or popping noises, seek help from an electrician right away. Poor wiring places your home at risk of an electrical fire.

5. Sparking

If you see sparks when you plug in an appliance, you may have exposed wiring. This is another potential cause of an electrical fire. You will need to fix your wiring right away. Contact an electrician immediately if an outlet is sparking.

Expert Air Control provides electrical services, HVAC services and gas piping in Puyallup, WA, and throughout the South Sound region. Contact us now to schedule an appointment, and we can help ensure that you can continue to rely on the electricity in your home.

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