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The electrical system in your Florence, SC home, is very complex. If there is an issue with your electrical system, it can cause serious problems in the house. Some homeowners try to make home repairs a do-it-yourself project. While this is fine for some repairs, you should never try to repair electrical problems yourself. Without the proper knowledge of electrical repairs, you could end up getting electrocuted or starting an electrical fire in your home.
There are some electrical jobs that can be scheduled for a time when the electrician has an opening in their schedule. However, there are other jobs that are considered an emergency and would require the assistance of an emergency electrician.
#1 Frequently Tripping Circuits or Blowing Fuses
It is not uncommon to trip a circuit or blow a fuse from time to time. However, if you find that you are blowing fuses or tripping circuits several times a day, it means that there is an issue with your electrical system. This usually happens if you are trying to use more power than your circuit breaker or fuse box can handle, which can be a dangerous situation. An electrical overload can cause an electrical fire that can quickly destroy your home. If this is happening, you should call an emergency electrician immediately. They will be able to find the source of the problem and make the necessary repairs.
#2 Light Switches or Appliances Are Warm To the Touch
When the lights in your home are on, they should never feel warm to the touch. The same is true with your appliances. For example, if you aren’t using your blender but the plug or the blender feels warm, it is a sign that there is an electrical fault somewhere. This type of heat can be very dangerous if it is ignored. Anytime your switches, plugs, or appliances are warm, you should call an electrician immediately. If you wait too long, an electrical fire could start.
#3 Flickering Lights
If you turn on an appliance in your Florence, SC home, and it causes the lights to flicker, you should call an emergency plumber. None of the devices in your home should cause the lights to flicker; therefore, if it is happening, there is a problem. When you call an emergency electrician, they will inspect your electrical system and everything that uses power so they can determine the best course of action. In some cases, they will simply need to add additional power outlets to the home. They might also need to install new circuits, so the large appliances have their own circuits. Both of these resolutions will stop your lights from flickering. It would take the knowledge and experience of a licensed emergency electrician to determine the best way to resolve the problem.
#4 Your Light Bulbs Are Burning Out Quickly
You should be able to get about 2,000 hours of light from a traditional incandescent light bulb. If you have LED bulbs, you should get between 25,000 and 50,000 hours. If you find that your light bulbs are burning out much faster than they should, it is not a problem that should be ignored. You can always change the light bulb, but it won’t solve the problem. If you are experiencing this issue, you should call an emergency electrician. There is probably an issue with your electrical system that is causing the bulbs to burn out quickly. It would take an emergency electrician to inspect the system to determine the cause of the problem. Not only will this save you money on light bulbs, but it will also prevent an electrical fire from occurring in your home.
#4 Your Electric Bill Has Significantly Increased
If you have recently added a large appliance to your home such as a freezer or a hot tub, your electric bill will increase. However, if you haven’t bought any new appliances into the house and your electric bill is still higher than average, you should call an emergency electrician. This issue could be due to inefficient circuits or a number of other issues. When you call an emergency electrician, they will come to your home and inspect your entire electrical system to see what is causing the problem. The sooner you call an electrician, the sooner your electric bill will go back down to normal.
#5 You Get Mild Shocks From Lights or Appliances
It is not uncommon to get a static electricity shock when you touch objects or people from time to time. However, if you are getting an electrical shock every time you touch an appliance or a specific light switch, it is time to call an emergency electrician. This is a sign of a dangerous electrical issue. The problem is likely due to a residual current getting stored in the appliance or switch, which is then transferred to you. The first time you experience a mild shock from a particular switch or appliance, you should stop using it immediately and don’t use it again until an electrician has made the necessary repairs.
If you are experiencing any of the electrical issues listed above, you should call Mister Sparky. When you request a service call, you can be sure that you will be getting a highly trained electrician and that they will be on time. We understand that electrical emergencies can occur at any time of the day or night, which is why we offer 24/7 emergency service. Electrical issues are not something that should be taken lightly. Ignoring an electrical problem could make the issue worse and even cause an electrical fire. As soon as you suspect that you have an electrical issue in your home, give Mister Sparkys a call. We will send a licensed electrician right to your home to fix the problem right away. To schedule an appointment, give us a call today.