When to Call an Electrical Contractor
Honestly, beyond installing new outlet or switch faceplates, all of your home’s electrical repairs should be handled by a trained professional.
However, here are the most common problems you might encounter that warrant calling a residential electrician for assistance.
- Flickering lights
- Outlets that are hot
- Exposed wiring
- Buzzing or humming from your electrical panel
- Loose plug connectors
- You experience frequent breaker trips
Attempting to fix these issues yourself is dangerous and can result in electrocution or property damage.
Don’t take chances with electrical repairs! Be safe and call the experts at Grand Canyon Home Services.
Our Outlet Repair Services
If you’re like most homeowners, you probably don’t think about the outlets in the house. But, electrical outlets wear out like every other device. Here are clues that it’s time to upgrade your electrical outlets.
You Have Two-Pronged Outlets
Not to sound alarmist, but your old, two-pronged outlets should be replaced immediately. Why? Because two-prong outlets aren’t grounded, which is a safety issue.
Your Plugs Constantly Fall Out
If the outlet’s slots are loose and your plugs constantly fall out, it’s more than just an inconvenience because worn outlets and loose connections can cause electrical arcing, which is a primary cause of house fires.
Your Outlets are Hot
If the outlets feel hot or show signs of scorching, it means the wiring behind the walls is damaged, which is a significant fire hazard.
You Don’t Have GFCI Outlets
If you don’t have GFCI outlets in places where water can contact electricity, everyone in your family is at risk of shock or worse. GFCI outlets protect you by shutting the circuit off when it detects a power imbalance, and they can save your life.
Hearing buzzing noises when you plug a device into an outlet could mean you have a short circuit. Sizzling or popping sounds could mean you have a potential fire hazard within your walls.
If you think it’s time to upgrade your outlets, call Grand Canyon Home Services!
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