Whether you are a homeowner or run a business, an electrician is someone you should have on speed dial. Electrical systems are seldom thought of once they are installed and working, but unlike wine, they don’t improve with age. Instead, they deteriorate until they become potential health and safety hazards.
Electrical codes are frequently updated to maintain a high standard of safety and it’s important that your electrical system stays up to date to comply with these codes as well. Many older homes are not equipped to meet the electrical demands placed on them by the new technology we have and are vulnerable to system failures.
Here are five early warning signs that will need to be checked out by a qualified electrician from Art Plumbing, AC & Electric.
We mean the kind of tripping that leaves you in the dark, not the kind that involves piling your family in the car and heading off on an adventure.
If your electrical circuits trip regularly, it is a sure sign that they are either drawing more current than the system can cope with, or that there is a serious electrical fault somewhere along the line. If you are often left in the dark, call one of our electricians to find, and fix, your problem.
Older homes with outdated wiring are prone to this problem.
You might notice the ceiling lights dim as the ice maker kicks on, or the bedside lamp flickers when you use the hair dryer. If you notice any connected symptoms like this, your electrical system is in urgent need of an upgrade. Our team of electricians are ready to take your call.
If you need multiple adaptors or multi-plugs at each outlet to accommodate all the appliances that need power, your electrical system needs an upgrade. One of our electricians will be able to recommend an upgrade plan to ensure that your electrical circuit meets the demands of your home, both neatly and safely.
If you feel heat when you switch on the light or see signs of blackening around switch plates and plug outlets, your electrical system needs urgent help.
This also applies if you feel any tingling or get small shocks when you insert a plug. Any of these signs should not be ignored as they are symptoms of bigger issues in your homes wiring. Regular electrical maintenance will keep your electrical system in good working order and prevent these problems.
If you have extension cords hidden under rugs to get power from one side of a room to the other, it is a sign of too few outlet plugs, or outlet plugs that are too far apart.
Apart from the danger of heat build-up in cables under rugs and the risk of fire, extension cords are never meant to be part of your home’s permanent wiring solution but are temporary measures for short-term usage.
Your family’s safety is our top priority. Our electricians are qualified to perform all types of electrical wiring installation, electrical repairs, as well as the installation of electrical safety systems.
We also understand the important part that lighting plays in the aesthetics and ambience of your home and are ready to work with you to create the exact mood that you want, both in and outdoors.
Art Plumbing, AC & Electric electricians are trained and equipped to meet all the electrical needs of any commercial enterprise, from apartment blocks to warehouses, workshops, stores and everything in-between.
To keep your business running smoothly, it is vital to ensure a safe and stable power supply. Our electricians provide a power conditioning service that will optimize your current system to function at its highest capacity regardless of power cuts, surges or other disruptions. When it comes to installing sufficient working lights or eye-catching mood lights, our electricians can create the exact effect you need.
Whether you are starting from scratch and need a full electrical installation, or if you have a long-standing building that needs an electrical maintenance plan, call us today at 1-800-475-1504. For more tips, follow Art Plumbing, AC & Electric on Facebook to keep up with our latest news and trends!
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