If you have a house that is over 10 or 15 years old, you probably need electrical system repair or upgrading. It is a good thing that new electrical codes were developed to ensure safety within a home, so these recent changes should be adopted by every homeowner. The need for energy grows every day, so we need to ensure that our electrical system can bear these needs.
It is important to diagnose the early signs that require you to contact an electrician right away. A fuse that blows frequently or a circuit-breaker that trips often is an obvious sign that your electrical system needs to be upgraded as it draws electricity more than it can safely provide. When your lights wane and flicker, the lights dim when you turn on the fridge or air conditioner, devices pause when being used, or burnt odor coming from outlets, these are warning sings that need prompt attention. You have to immediately contact a residential electrician to help you out. Major electrical appliances, like a flat iron, air conditioner, refrigerator, and washing machine are mostly motor-driven, and they draw a lot of power, so they should be wired on dedicated and specially designed and electrical circuits.
If you have octopus in multiple outlets, the add-ons may strangle and jeopardize the capacity to supply energy so duplex receptacles are needed to ensure safety and restore order. If your room looks like a snake farm because of too many wires, it means that your electrical outlets are too far, so you need a new or additional outlets installed to prevent fire hazard. Old electrical outlets don’t accept three-prong plugs, so it is best to upgrade your system to enjoy using your appliances like your microwave oven. If your house was built between 1965 and 1975, the wires are very old and you may notice blackening of terminals, wire ends, and switch plates which need upgrading. Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters are needed in wet areas such as bathrooms, kitchens, and utility rooms. If moisture or rust invades your electrical service panel, then something is wrong. Switches that are hot-to-the-touch or outlets giving off electrical shock means the house still has aluminum wiring or there’s a huge electricity demand on the circuit.
When it comes to choosing an electrician to help you, find one who comes from a trusted and reliable company, with a good reputation, experience, and known expertise. It is a good idea asking referrals from previous clients such as your family and friends. It is good to deal only with a licensed electrician. Buell Electric is dedicated and committed to providing the best residential electrical services today.