9 Signs That Tell You It Is Time To Call...
Some of the components in electrical appliances will degrade over time and may need fixing or replacing. Most people have limited knowledge of in the inner workings of electrical devices, let alone their components. As such, it is hard for them to note any faults with the appliance even when there are early warning signs. Failure to notice such problems and have them fixed in time can lead to costly damages as well as turn the electrical device into a dangerous thing in your home. That is why you should call Allen Electrician Experts when you discover an issue with your electrical problem.
Below are some of the signs that you should be mindful of and that necessitate calling in our technicians.
1. Flickering Lights
Does one appliance flicker when you switch on another? Or do the lights dim when you run the HVAC? Some appliances consume a lot of power than others. For instance, the washing machine or the air conditioner will draw more current than the radio or TV. Most of these electrical appliances are motor driven hence need a price wiring for them to have a stable power consumption. If these devices start causing issues, then it is time that you call in electricians to fix the problem. At times, even the small appliances may start acting up causing the lights to flicker, which is one of the clear indications of electrical issues.
2. Cables Underneath the Rugs and Carpets
Wires that run underneath the carpets and rugs are a huge safety hazard. Electricians will have significant concerns about such wiring because someone in the family can step on them and get injured. In most cases, the wires are power extension cords. The solution that we offer for this is to install additional outlets to reduce the use of extension lines.
3. Trips and Fuses
Circuit breakers are designed to trip, but this is only when there is an issue, and they do so to protect you from a power surge. However, if the breaker trips frequently, then there is something wrong. The same thing stands if the fuse keeps blowing. Such issues are a clear indication of some hidden fault within your electrical system and given the high dependence on a unit such as a circuit breaker. You need to call Allen electricians to fix the problem so that your home is not in the dark.
4. Plugs Not Fitting into Sockets
Electricity outlets will degrade over time, and some even become dated as new appliances have different plugs that fail to fit into the old sockets. For instance, three-prong plugs will not go into two-prong sockets. In such situations, an upgrade will be necessary. But the updates should be done by an expert so that the wiring is done correctly and is grounded. That is why you should call Allen Electrician Experts.
5. Warm Outlets
To some of the plugs feel warm to the touch when they are plugged in sockets? If so, then that is a sign that there is something wrong with the electrical system. The problem could be with the wiring or breaker. In some extreme cases, parks of current will flare when plugging in an appliance and the sparks will appear outside the socket. It even is possible to feel a mild shock. Changing the outlets may not suffice to address the problem. Only an experienced electrician can understand the complexity of the issue and help identify the cause and fix the problem.
6. Outlet Leftovers
If you remove a plug from an outlet and you notice that it has some debris attached to it, then you need to replace the socket. You may notice that the pongs are covered by the plastic or cloth that insulate the wires. It could be the cables are old and need to be replaced, or there was a power surge that overheated and melted them. All in all, the rewiring of your electrical system will be necessary, and this is a job for a professional.
7. Old House Structure
If your home is more than 25 years old, it potentially has worn out wires and electrical connections. The date systems are not adaptable to the latest electrical appliances. Moreover, they pose significant dangers to your family and belongings. As such, you should have the entire electrical system in your house checked and updated. Consult with Allen Electrician Experts so that we can come to assess your property’s wiring and power systems and guide you on what should be done to ensure that its electrical system is safe and up to code.
If you notice a sudden drop or increase in the voltage of your appliances that happens without any reason, then you have power fluctuations. They tend to happen when the flowing current load is beyond the capacity that the circuits can sustain. Such surges and drops in power can shot the fuses in your home. To keep this from happening, you need to get an electrical specialist to check your circuits and fix it so that the voltage is stable and at the right load capacity so that there are no power issues with your electrical appliances.
9. Rust in the Main Electrical Panel
Rust is an issue that many old houses have to contend with, and it can find its way into the electrical system, especially the main panel. The corrosion is caused by the presence of moisture around metallic objects and surfaces. If you find it in your main panel, then that is a major sign that you need to upgrade your power system. At times, dealing with the corrosion and stopping it from spreading may help to mitigate the problem. However, we highly advise you to call us if you notice any rust developing in your main power panel.
In our years of being in this industry, we are learned that no electricity related problem is too minor to overlook. Issues with fault power connections, wiring, and dated electrical systems pose a significant threat to the safety of your family and property. That is why we at Allen Electrician Experts are but a call away when you need electrical services for your home.