It isn’t always clear when you need to call in an electrician. Often, if the electricals are technically working, many decide to leave them alone.
This is a mistake.
Leaving faulty and decrepit electricals alone can lead to shocking energy bills, drastic and expensive repairs down the line, and even risk the lives of those living in the property.
To avoid all of this, keep an eye out for our top 5 signs that you need an electrician.
Arcing Electrical Sockets
When electricity escapes its insulation and arcs from one piece of wiring to another, we call that an arcing electrical socket. Left alone, this issue represents a fire hazard and a risk of electrocution. Look out for the following symptoms.
- An electrical socket becomes very hot when in use
- A crackling or buzzing noise coming from the socket
- Signs of burning around the installation
- Electric shocks
Do the lights in your home regularly flicker? Has changing the bulbs done nothing to fix it? If so, then the issue may be with your wiring. Hire a professional electrician to check and inspect your home for faults and prevent the issue from developing into something greater.
High Electricity Bills
One sign that you need an electrician is if you experience a sudden and unexpected rise in your energy bills. This could indicate power is not being properly transferred across your electrical system. In turn, your home draws more power from the electrical grid. This translates into higher energy bills.
These days, it can be difficult to tell whether higher energy bills are a result of faulty wiring or just the rise in domestic energy prices. However, you should be on the lookout for sudden and unexplained spikes in your bill.
If you are at all unsure why your energy bills have suddenly risen, contact us today. Our electricians can walk you through where your electricals could be improved to reduce your energy bills.
Some signs are more obvious than others. Receiving electrical shocks from any of your electrical plugs during safe everyday use is one of them. Make sure to call an electrician immedietly if this happens to you.
Your Fuse Box Is Tripping Frequently
A fuse box will trip every once in a while. That’s to be expected. They are designed to do this as a response to a variety of stimuli, including the odd electrical surge. They are not, however, supposed to trip all the time.
A fuse box that is constantly tripping can mean one of two things. Either there is either something wrong with your fuse box or something larger is at fault with your electricals. In either case, you will need to call on an electrician to investigate before the problem turns into something more serious and, very likely, more expensive.
If you have experienced any of the symptoms described here, then contact us today. Our team of experienced and qualified electricians are ready to bring your home’s electricals back to working order.
We are accredited by the National Association of Professional Inspectors and Testers (NAPIT) and are TrustMark approved. With over 35 years of experience in the industry, you can be sure that your home’s wiring is in good hands.
Get in touch with us today to find out how we can help you keep your electricals in perfect working condition.