Your residential electrical system likely needs repair or upgrade if your house was built quite recently. It is a good thing that new electrical codes were developed to ensure safety within a home, so these recent changes should be adopted by every homeowner. Because the need for energy accelerates every day, electrical systems need to be upgraded to be able to supply power without compromising safety.
It is best to contact a residential electrician if you notice obvious signs and symptoms. Your electrical system requires upgrading if your electrical circuit-breaker trips quite often or your fuses frequently blow because they are managing high amount of electricity more than they can handle, thus leading to malfunctioning or failure. When your lights wane and flicker, the lights dim when you turn on the fridge or air conditioner, devices pause when being used, or burnt odor coming from outlets, these are warning sings that need prompt attention. It is best to call a professional residential electrician from a trusted and reputable company to help address the issue. Major electrical appliances, like a flat iron, air conditioner, refrigerator, and washing machine are mostly motor-driven, and they draw a lot of power, so they should be wired on dedicated and specially designed and electrical circuits.
If you have octopus or many outlets then the electrical system may work beyond its capacity, so you need extra circuits having duplex receptacles. If there are a lot of wired under furniture or rugs, this will pose a great danger to your safety. Old electrical outlets don’t accept three-prong plugs, so it is best to upgrade your system to enjoy using your appliances like your microwave oven. Blackening surrounding wall or switch plate, as well as wire ends or terminals are indicative of an electrical system problem. You also need to make sure that wet areas like utility rooms, kitchens, and bathrooms have Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters or GFICs to make your home safe and code-compliant. If moisture or rust invades your electrical service panel, then something is wrong. If your electrical outlets give off electrical shock or your switches are hot-to-the-touch, it means either overloading of power or the wire is still made of aluminum, used in old houses.
It is important to choose a residential electrician who is working in a trusted, reliable, and reputable company, with years of experience, known expertise, and insurance. Get referrals from trusted people you know such as your relatives and friends. Only work with a licensed residential electrician. Buell Electric is dedicated and committed to providing the best residential electrical services today.