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When Should You Contact An Electric Contractor? 4 Warning Signs

While electrical systems make work easier and life more comfortable, electrical hitches present safety hazards for your property and family. Warning signs aren't always obvious, but they can help you know there is a problem with your electrical systems and help prevent fire and safety hazards. When you suspect a glitch with your electric systems, it's important to reach out to an expert for help. Here are some warning signs to watch out for and contact an electric contractor.

1. When Your Lights Dim

Generally, your lights should be consistent once you switch them on. When the bulbs suddenly begin to flicker, this should tell you that something is amiss. You could be dealing with an improperly installed light fitting.

Multiple flickering bulbs indicate underlying wiring problems that need professional intervention. If you tried to change the bulbs and the problem persists, consider contacting an electric contractor immediately.

2. When the Circuit Breaker Keeps Tripping

Do your fuses keep blowing from unexpected power surges? Perhaps you keep losing power in your home when you plug in a simple appliance such as a juice mixture. When you notice that your circuit breaker keeps tripping consistently, you are facing a serious electrical problem.

In most cases, tripping indicates that your circuit is overloaded and can't supply the amount of electricity you need in your home. It could also mean that you have insufficient current passing through your electrical systems. Therefore, call an expert to diagnose the problem and find a solution for you. They may need to redo your electric system completely. 

3. When You Can Smell Burning Odors

It's hard to ignore the smell of burning plastic or tires. The smells are pungent and strong. Inspect your home for the source of burning odors. They may be a sign of burnt electrical wiring that could cause fire hazards.

You may also find that certain outlets and sockets overheat when in use. When you notice overheating problem, it is advisable to hire an electric contractor to fix the problem

4. When You Experience Shocks

If you experience minor trembles or major electrical shocks when handling your cords, outlets, and appliances, don't wait any longer. Calling an expert could mean the difference between saving your life and suffering severe electrocution. Resist the temptation to fix the problem yourself and hire an expert for safety purposes.

Any unusual reactions from your electric systems show that something is amiss and needs urgent attention. Have you noticed these signs discussed above? Reach out to an electric contractor immediately to prevent accidents and fire hazards.