Here at Buckingham Electric Inc., we want to help you keep your home or business in the best possible condition, and that includes its electrical systems. Because people rely on these systems to keep their buildings functional and comfortable, no one wants to find that the systems have failed and made their appliances unusable. The best way to keep this from happening is to get any problems that arise repaired promptly, and to do that you’ll need to learn to recognize impending trouble early on. To help you prevent major problems, we have put together this list of three signs that you need electrical repair.
- Sparking Switches- One clear sign that you need electrical repair is switches that throw sparks or shock you as you flick them off or on. This happens when the wiring connected to the switch is faulty or is starting to wear out, and if you experience this with the switches in your home, you should call our team as soon as possible.
- Discolored Outlets- Another sign that you probably need electrical repair is discoloration on your switch plates or outlets. This occurs when the wires behind the plate or outlet start throwing sparks, which singe the plastic and cause it to darken.
- Dimming Lights- A third sign that you need electrical repair is dimming or flickering lights. If the lights dim when you have too many appliances running, it means that the wiring can’t meet the power demand being put on it and is in need of an upgrade. Flickering, on the other hand, is usually caused by faulty or fraying wires.