Although it can be easy to ignore seemingly minor problems with our electrical devices, plugs and outlets, doing so could eventually lead to a more serious issue occurring. Many of these small signs and symptoms are our first indication that there is an issue that requires further inspection. Because of this, doing our due diligence any time you experience any of the following problems can potentially protect you from further repairs, or even catastrophic damage.
Frequently Tripped Breakers
You shouldn’t think that there is anything wrong with going for many years without tripping a breaker. If you have a particular circuit in your home that trips very often, then there is a very good chance that it is overloaded. The issue could also be caused by an electrical short or fault somewhere within your system.
Dimming or Flickering Lights
If you have lights that dim that are not on a dimmer switch, then it could be a sign of improper wiring or an overloaded circuit. Flickering lights are often caused by a problem with the switch, an electrical fault, overloaded circuits or damaged fixture wiring. If you live in an older home that has a 60-amp service panel, then your underpowered appliances and fixtures are probably telling you that it’s time to call your electrician in Los Angeles for an upgrade.
Buzzing or Charred Outlets and Switches
You should never hear buzzing from an outlet, switch or fixture. You should also never experience outlets and switches that are hot to the touch. This is a particularly clear warning sign that there is an issue with your device, the wiring in the box or somewhere along the electrical system.
Any time you experience any of these signs, it is paramount that you call your Los Angeles electrician right away. Our skilled technicians at H Electric are always more than happy to come out and take a look. For tips and tricks for handling some basic electrical issues, get started at www.electricianlosangeles.com.