According to the U.S. Fire Administration, just over 6% of all residential fires in the United States are electrical in nature. This is just one reason why it’s important to be aware of the signs that suggest it’s time to hire a professional electrician in Statesboro, GA. Here are three of them.
1. Flickering Lights
If the only reason for lights flickering in your home is a light bulb that needs to be changed, that’s fine. However, if this isn’t the case, flickering lights should be reason enough to call on a pro for an electrical inspection. For instance, you might have a new central air conditioner drawing too much power from an older electrical system. Flickering lights could also be the result of:
- Faulty wiring
- Dimmer switch issues related to LED bulbs
- Defective circuit breakers
2. Warm Outlets
Your electrical outlets should never be warm/hot to the touch. If this happens, it’s often a sign of overloaded circuits. An electrician can pinpoint the source of the problem and recommend a sensible and effective solution to resolve the issue and keep everyone in your household safe.
3. You Have an Older Home
One other reason to hire a professional electrician is if you have a home that’s over 20 years old. The reason for this recommendation is because older homes, especially those dating before the 1990s, are more likely to have out-of-date outlets and wiring not up to current codes.
It’s also worth noting that more than a thousand people are seriously or fatally electrocuted each year in the U.S. This is another compelling reason to call on a professional electrician from Deal’s Heating & Air today for expert inspections, upgrades, repairs, or installations. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to have us inspect your electrical components.
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