Fixing a minor electrical problem every now and then is not a problem for majority of people as they have enough knowledge about these issues. There are many switches, trip boxes and wires in any building and these might go faulty with use unless the house is built fairly recently. You will need to upgrade, repair or replace switches, power plugs and wires as and when an electric problem arise. Old houses especially need electric work as they are not designed to handle voltage required for today’s appliances. The solution to this is replacement of electric wiring and switches. If you are not able to identify the problem then you need an electrician capable of identifying and fixing the problem for you. Chris Electric is one of the famous electric contractors in Edmonton, Canada specializing in residential and commercial electrical problems. Here are few reasons explained by Chris Electric on why you should call a licensed electrician to handle electrical problems around your home or office.
Frequent Trips and Blown Fuses
Frequent power trips and blown fuses are good reasons to call a professional electrician. If you do not seek professional help to solve this problem it can lead to high current utilization or in worst case can cause house to catch fire. Regular trips are the indication of a major underlying problem that must be addressed. It can be due to short-circuiting, overloading (drawing more power than rated power) or damaged main breaker switch. This problem must be handles by a trained electrician.
Frequent Burnout of Light
You have been noticing that light in a certain fixture becomes dead after a short time. The problem could be with your fixture or wiring that reaches to light fixture from the outlet. Instead of replacing light every time, you need your light fixture and wiring examined by an electrician. It can save you a lot of money which you are wasting on replacing light.
Another good reason to call an electrician is the scenario in which you feel that switches are warm to touch. Warm switch is the indication that the thing controlled by the switch is using more power than the rated power of the switch. Solution is to replace the switch with high rated power switch. If you keep using switch than it can burn, melt or also can electrocute someone. Call a licensed electrician to resolve this and avoid accidents.
You may face a situation where you have to connect multiple appliances in a single switch board due to the position of appliances. But there are fewer power points then required and you are forced to use a single power point for multiple appliances. This is wrong approach, it can lead to warm switches and can burn the switch. You need to call in an electrician to change the power boards. This will make your place safe and takes additional load off of single power point.
IF you notice that most of power points in your house have the ability to accept two leg plugs then you must call an electrician because this suggests that electricity in your house is not grounded. Grounding electricity with poles will send extra power into the ground and far away from your appliances. This setting prevents power surges that can overload your electric devices or result in electrical shock. Your house wall switches will accept three-pronged plug if the wiring is grounded.
Please note that electrical systems are very dangerous so it is important that only professional and licensed electricians are hired to handle any electrical problem at your house or workplace. Professional electricians can safely provide electrical services.