Every home, no matter the age, is susceptible to electrical problems. Electrical problems aren’t only inconvenient—they can be dangerous, too. In fact, according to the U.S. Fire Administration, electrical problems cause more than 26,000 home fires each year. Because the dangers of electrical issues can be extreme, it’s essential that you pay attention to the warning signs of an underlying electrical issue. Learn to spot the three signs indicating that your home may have an electrical problem, here:
You Keep Getting Shocked
Feeling a little static shock during the winter is common, but feeling a shock when touching an appliance is not. If you have noticed that you feel even a mild shock when you come in contact with an appliance, there is likely an underlying electrical issue. Electrical shocks are often the result of a ground fault in the appliance, or the electrical wiring could be improperly installed within your home. Whichever the case, experiencing an electrical shock is grounds for contacting a professional electrician as it is likely an indication of a bigger problem.
Your Lights Always Flicker
A light that flickers every now and then is normal, but if the lights in your home flicker constantly, it is likely a sign that there is an issue with the electricity. There could be a fault in the light fixture itself, or the wiring in your electrical panel could be loose. If you suspect this is the case, contact a professional electrician to diagnose and assess the problem.
You Notice a Burning Odor
Burning odors are a serious concern. If you notice a burning odor coming from an electrical outlet or another area of your home, locate the electrical panel and turn off the power supply and contact a professional electrician. A burning odor can indicate that an electrical fire is about to start, so don’t hesitate to call a professional.
Let Mister Sparky Ensure That Your Home Is Safe
It’s important that you make sure your home is safe. If you have experienced any of the above scenarios, call the professionals at Mister Sparky® of Clearwater today. We can diagnose and assess any electrical issue in your home. Even better, we offer same-day service so you can get back to focusing on what’s important. Let us help you with your electrical issues today by contacting today.