4 Warning Signs You Need Professional Electrical Repairs

HardhatAnytime your home needs electrical repairs, it is important to call a professional electrician to do the work. When it comes down to it, professional electricians are knowledgeable about in-home electrical systems, know and understand the electrical code, and are certified and licensed to do electrical work.

If someone other than a professional electrician fixes your electrical system, high voltage shocks and the chances of electrical fires can dramatically increase.

Because of these dangers, knowing when you need a professional electrician and being able to recognize the warning signs are important.

Here are 4 warning signs that indicate you need professional electrical repairs:

Sparking

Sparking that comes from outlets, light switches, or appliances needs to be addressed immediately. The likelihood of an electrical fire increases the longer sparking persists. If you see sparks flying run to your breaker and flip the main to the off position, then start dialing (913) 956-0057 or (816) 929-6119!

Flickering Lights

A single flickering light normally means a problem with the individual light bulb, but constant flickering throughout the house means there is an overload on the electrical system. Any time your entire electrical system is acting up, call a pro electrician in Overland Park, KS, Olathe, Lenexa, Shawnee, Mission, or Kansas City.

Circuit Breakers Constantly Tripping

The circuit breaker is the electrical system’s defense mechanism to protect against voltage spikes and fluctuations. If you find yourself constantly resetting tripped breakers, there may be a problem with the breaker panel or somewhere else within the electrical system.

Outlets and Switches Are Hot to the Touch

If your outlets and switches are warm to the touch, that means there is a short that needs to be repaired. Furthermore, charring or discolored marks on the outlet or switch covers are also a sign of a short.

If you spot any of these warning signs, don’t attempt to fix them yourself. Instead, contact us at Jeremy Electrical, Heating & Cooling or call (913) 956-0057 or (816) 929-6119.