Spark Romance, Not Fires: How To Know When It’s Time To Call An Electrician
Happy Valentine’s Day! Are sparks flying, Valentine? And no, we don’t mean between you and that special someone. If sparks are flying from your electrical system, it’s time to call an electrician. Here are all the ways to know when you should reach out to your favorite electricians at Spark Daddy.
1. Outlet Issues
Do you hear your outlets making popping sounds? Are they sparking? Are they warm to the touch, or shocking you whenever you touch them? If you’re experiencing issues with your outlets, it’s time to call an electrician. This can pose serious risks, such as electric shocks and fires if not addressed.
2. Faulty Wiring
Faulty or damaged wiring in your panel is a serious issue. Wires that are melted, singed, or frayed, could be a fire hazard. If your lights are flickering or dimming, or your breaker or fuses blow frequently, these could be indicators of faulty wiring. One way to know for sure is to have your panel inspected annually to check for any of these potential dangers.
3. A Burning Smell
All you should be smelling are those fresh roses this Valentine’s Day – and that perfectly cooked homemade meal. If you smell like something is burning, it could mean that an outlet or an appliance is overheating. If not addressed quickly, it could start a fire. First, you should contact an electrician and make sure to unplug the appliance or turn off the outlet in question. Pay close attention to make sure you don’t see any smoke, sparks, or discoloration around your outlets.
4. Strange Noises
Along with burning smells, strange noises are also cause for concern. If you hear something buzzing or humming, this can surely spark some worry. These noises could mean a number of things, such as poor wiring, improperly grounded wiring, loose wiring, loose fixtures, breaker issues, or something else. To find out exactly where they’re coming from, what’s causing them, and how to fix it, contact an electrician right away.
5. Circuit Breaker Trips
If you notice your circuit breaker frequently trips, such as when you plug in a large appliance, it’s time to call an electrician to find out why. While we’ve all experienced a tripped circuit breaker, it’s not normal for it to trip every day or once a week. If it’s often, then there could be a hidden electrical problem that needs professional attention.
Contact The Pros At Spark Daddy In St. Louis, MO For All Your Electrical Needs!
Are you looking to schedule an electrical service, repair, or replacement in your St. Louis, MO home? Spark Daddy is here for all your electrical needs! Give us a call today at 314-720-0692 or contact us online. Kindle the flame with your loved one – not your home – and take action with your electrical system today!