No matter the age of your home, electrical issues can creep up at any time. Craftsman Electric, a Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky area residential electrician, reports the following warning signs that your home may need some professional electrical attention.
Look out for these signs:
- Overloaded circuits. When the blender, the microwave, and the refrigerator are all working overtime from the same circuit in an older home, the electrical supply may shut off. If the circuit breakers are tripping frequently without such an obvious overload, it may be time to call an electrical contractor to fix a short circuit.
- Electrical shocks. We all get the occasional small shock of static electricity when walking over a rug or touching an appliance. If these shocks are more than occasional in touching a specific appliance, it could be faulty grounding that needs to be looked at.
- Sparks and Popping. If you see this coming from any outlets or switches, a faulty device could be the precursor to an electrical fire. Occasional sparking when plugging in is acceptable; otherwise sparks, or continuous popping sounds when turning on an appliance, indicates a loose wire.
- Flickering or Dimming Lights. A common issue with older homes, this may not be a problem in isolation. However, if several lights do this, it may require an electrician to address a significant wiring problem.
Boasting nearly 30 years of residential and commercial electrical services, Craftsman Electric will address all of these issues and much more. From home electrical repairs to landscape lighting, their certified electrical techs provide reliable service with a personal touch. Whether upgrading the lighting in an older home or needing electrical wiring installation in a new home, contact Craftsman Electric at (513) 891-4426 today.