We talked before about three reasons you might need to call a residential electrician. They were fairly obvious ones, like frequently-tripping circuit panels, warm or sparking electrical outlets, and if you smell a burning odor. Obviously these aren’t problems that you want to have in your home, but unfortunately, they aren’t the only problems that can pop up.
Some problems you might be having are more subtle, so make sure you give an electrical contractor a call if you’re having any of the following problems.
Unless you’re standing next to a power station, you should never be able to hear electricity. When you hear an outlet buzz when it’s used, it usually means that the current is having to jump due to loose prongs or fraying wire. If you can hear an outlet when it’s in use, that means that it’s unsafe, which means that is is time to call a residential electrician right away.
Sometimes there are simple fixes to dimming or flickering lights, and we discussed them here. But other times there’s a problem with the light itself. Often it’s because of other high-energy appliances turning on, like a dryer or a refrigerator. If the problem is bothersome, call an electrician to find out if you can get dedicated lines for the house that aren’t affected by energy hogs. If you live in an older home, this can be an issue that pops up, but the good news is that it’s an easy fix most of the time.
Lack of Safety Outlets
If you live in a house built before the requirement of GFCI’s (ground fault circuit interrupters), it would be an excellent idea to call an electrical technician and have outlets in your kitchen and bathroom. These outlets have tiny built-in circuit breakers that will trip if an appliance ends up in the sink or is sprayed with water, protecting both you and your electrical system. If your kitchen or bathroom outlets don’t have two small pushable buttons between the plugs, you’ll want to have them replaced, which is thankfully a quick and easy job for our team members.
Get in Touch with the Pros at Delta Electrical
Don’t delay if you’re having problems with your electricity. Give Delta Electrical a call today! No matter the problem at hand, you can rely on us to get the job done the right way the first time around. Reach out today. We look forward to hearing from you!