Owning a home means you are always going to have something to do on the weekends. Whether that is home improvements or fixing up little things that make your home a little better and a little safer, there is always something to do. However, there are some things the typical homeowner shouldn’t try and take care of around the home. Anything that involves electricity or electrical wiring should be left to a professional electrician in Miami. It just makes sense you would leave something so important to a professional, like those at Elcon Electric.
The following are 5 common electrical hazards that may be lurking in your home that are in need of a repair by a Miami electrician.
1-Regularly tripping breakers is a sign of trouble. It may mean you need a panel upgrade or the circuit breaker needs replaced. It is important you have an inspection to identify the problem before it can become a serious hazard.
2-A quick shock when you touch an appliance is a warning sign you have a problem. It could be the outlet or the appliance.
3-A burning odor or sparks should send off warning bells. This is a fire waiting to happen. Don’t ignore it. Call an electrician. Miami homeowners need to take this problem seriously and avoid using the breaker or outlet until it can be inspected and cleared.
4-Outlets that are loose or work sporadically typically need adjusting. This isn’t a major problem, but should of course be addressed. It doesn’t take much for a minor problem to become serious.
5-Light fixtures that flicker or seem excessively hot can mean a couple different things. It could be something as simple as a bulb with too much wattage being used in the fixture or the wiring is loose.
All of these problems may see minor and easy fixes, and some are, but because electrical problems are the leading causes of home fires, it is always best to have it checked out by a professional. Give Elcon Electric a call today if you suspect you have an electrical problem.