Repairing the electrical system in your home is a job that must be left to professional electricians. It’s mainly an issue of safety, since poor work on the wiring or other parts of the electrical system (such as the breaker panel) can cause high voltage shocks or lead to a higher danger of electrical fires. Professionals are knowledgeable about the local electrical code and they will make sure that your house is up to code on every job they do.
You do have an important job when it comes to electrical repairs however, and that’s noticing when you need them in the first place. It’s not always immediately clear, and some warnings signs are unfortunately easy to ignore or shrug off. Below are indicators that it’s time to contact our skilled electricians for repairs:
- Flickering lights: No, it’s not something you should ignore just because it adds some Halloween “atmosphere”! A single flickering light usually means a problem with the bulb. But if the lights are doing this all around the house, it points toward an overload on the electrical system that needs to be investigated.
- Sparking: When sparking starts to occur from outlets, light switches, or appliances, you need to call for repairs immediately. There’s a high possibility of an electrical fire starting if this continues.
- Constantly tripping circuit breakers: The circuit breaker is an important defense mechanism to protect the electrical system from voltage spikes and fluctuations. You shouldn’t need to regularly reset tripped breakers. If you are, there may be a problem with the breaker panel itself or elsewhere in the electrical system.
- Outlets and switches hot to the touch: When you notice warm outlets and switches, it often means there’s a short that needs repairs. You may also detect charring or discolored marks on the outlet and switch covers.
Brilliant Electric Heating & Cooling has served Chicagoland since 1956. Call us for electrical service in Glenview, IL.