Work on your home’s electrical systems is best left to an electrical contractor, since they are complex and dangerous systems. There are certain issues that every homeowner can expect to deal with at one time or another. Know what these common residential electrical service and repair requirements are so you know when it’s time to call Quantum Electric in Round Rock, TX.
These are some of the most common reasons that homeowners need to call for a residential electrical service from a professional:
- Dead Outlets: If an appliance works when you plug it into one outlet but not another, then you know that the issue lies with the outlet. Often, the issue can be tripped breaker, which just needs to be flipped to get the power back on. If this isn’t the issue then the outlet, or group of outlets, has burned out and needs to be repaired or replaced.
- Flickering Lights: If one or more lights in your home flicker on a regular basis, it’s an electrical problem. It can be a result of a bad wiring connection or a sign that your electrical system is overloaded. A professional can look at your wiring and make a recommendation from a small repair to full electrical construction to keep your system from being overloaded.
- Sparking or Blackened Outlets: If you notice sparks coming from an outlet or small blackened areas on the surface, do not try to use the outlet. Shut off the power source to it until you can have an electrician look at it. The most common cause of this is short-circuiting, which is a serious problem that can lead to an electrical fire.
Though these issues may seem like minor problems, they aren’t just a slight inconvenience. You should always call a professional if you have any concerns about your residential electrical service. Contact Quantum Electric in Round Rock at (512) 246-1145 for free estimates on anything from interior lighting repairs to energy management tools. They’ll keep your home powered safely.