Why call Bradley Electric if your home is having electrical issues in Sunbury or Galena, Ohio?
Save Your Home by Calling an Electrician
Dealing with electrical issues is not for novice electricians. More than 50,000 homes a year are damaged due to electrical fires. This results in close to 2000 injuries a year, with 500 of these injuries leading to death. If you want to keep your home up to electrical standards, you need to have it checked by a certified electrician when you notice you are having problems.
Signs You Need an Electrician
If your circuit breaker frequently crashes or you have fuses that refuse to stop blowing, you need an electrician. On a basic level, your circuit breaker may be doing this due to overloading from trying to use more power than it can handle. In a situation where this happens you may need to have your home electrical system upgraded. On a more advanced level, your circuit breaker could be short-circuiting due to a wiring problem caused by the breaker or a device plugged into it. If you don’t know anything about electrical wiring, diagnosing a wiring problem is almost impossible to do. A particularly bad aspect of a short circuit is when they are caused by a loose wire with electrical power flowing through it touching a moist or flammable surface. This is called a ground fault, and it is an extremely dangerous situation.
Another way for you to know if you need an electrician is to pay attention to what’s going on with your switches and outlets. Outlets that have slight burn marks on them, or are super-hot, mean that wiring inside of them is touching something it shouldn’t. If you turn something on and begin to smell a strange smelling smoke near the area without seeing a fire, it is the smell of small electrical fires that can morph into bigger fires. Another sign is when you turn on a switch and hear a buzzing noise. If you don’t hear a buzzing, but hear a constant clicking, you still have a problem. You can also use switches and outlets to tell if you have an electrical problem by paying attention to the things that are plugged into them. If you have frequent power fluctuations with your lights, or if you have brand new bulbs quickly dying, your electrical system is bad.
Pests Aren’t Kind to Electrical Systems
If you have a rodent problem, there is a good chance they are taking a bite out of some of your wires. In order for rodents to move where they want to inside of walls, they have to chew wires out of their way. Rodents are creatures of habit. If you find one place where they chewed through wiring to get to something, you can guarantee they have used the same tactic somewhere else in your home.
Do not become an electrical fire statistic. Take the proper action to keep your home safe. Bradley Electric is an electrician service in Ohio with more than 25 years of experience. If you have an electrical problem, Bradley Electric has experience fixing it. Give them a call, and they will secure your home.