Because so many of us have an incredibly limited knowledge of electrical wiring and how electricity works, we may not fully understand and appreciate when and why it is important to seek the services of an electrician.
With the exception of homes built very recently, it is more than likely that your home’s electrical system would benefit from some upgrades and repairs.
Here are the top 6 reasons an electrician should be called:
1: If you are finding that electrical circuit breakers frequently trip or your fuses blow often, an electrician should be called. It is not a matter of repeatedly replacing fuses and resetting circuit breakers as your system will continue to draw more current than they are able to safely feed.
2: If you notice that your lights flicker and/or dim unexpectedly when particular appliances are used, it is a good idea to seek advice from a qualified, experienced and skilled electrician.
3: Overloaded power points and power boards put incredible demands on the electrical systems of numerous homes and workplaces. In fact, such arrangements can force the electrical system to work far beyond the capacity at which it is designed and an electrician can create additional circuits and receptacles to make your premises safer.
4: Even today, a surprising number of homes feature electrical cords that run under rugs and along the skirting boards. If this is the case in your home, a significant electrical risk exists and more power outlets are needed.
5: If you still have power points in your older home that will not accommodate three-prong grounded plugs, you certainly need to call an electrician. This situation may indicate that the electrical system of your home is not fully and sufficiently grounded and this may subsequently mean that your home is not safe.
6: Switches, power points and any other electrical system surfaces that are warm to touch and any switches or outlets that give off a tiny (or larger) electric shock can be an indication that there is excessive demand on the circuit, or possibly something much worse. Some older homes still have aluminium wiring which means that it is necessary to have the electrical wiring of your home regularly checked.
Because electrical systems are so dangerous it is very important that qualified electricians are engaged to ensure the electrical safety of your home or workplace. Only a qualified and insured electrician can safely provide electrical testing and a range of other electrical services.
If you have any questions about the electrical safety of your home, give us a call today. Don’t DIY!