It’s never fun when you have an electrical problem in your home or office, but it is often inevitable. Electrical issues are not something to take lightly. You want to be extra careful if you do decide to do the repairs yourself, but it is not encouraged. In general, it’s always a good idea to contact a professional commercial and residential electrician like American Electric.
American Electric has put together a list of four signs that may mean you need professional electric repair:
1. Dead Outlet
The most common electrical issue is an outlet malfunction. Perhaps it’s very loose when you insert a plugin or it may not be providing any power whatsoever. One possibility could be a bad connection inside or the outlet hardware itself may be failing. A professional electrician can identify the source of the problem in order to repair the outlet or replace it altogether if the damage is beyond repair.
2. Blown Fuses/Tripped Breakers
If you have a blown fuse or you are repeatedly tripping the breakers, that’s usually a sign that something isn’t right. Your electrical system may be taking on more power than it can handle. In this case, it’s worth having a knowledgeable and experienced electrician inspect and uncover the reason for the fuse(s) blowing.
3. Electrical Bill Unusually High
If your electrical usage habits have stayed relatively normal while the electrical bill seems to be going up, it’s often a sign of an electrical problem. Something in the building may be using more energy than it should. Proper electrical repairs can save you money on your energy bill over time.
4. Recurring Power Problems
If you have an appliance that is not functioning properly or lights that flicker and dim at random, it could be an electrical problem. It could also be the appliance or hardware itself. If multiple electrical devices seem to be acting strange, it’s worth having an electrician come look at the property to make sure there isn’t a major electrical issue.
These are some of the most common signs that you need electrical repair at your home or business. American Electric is here to help with all your commercial and residential electric installation, maintenance, service, and repair needs. Contact us today.