In this YouTube generation, people are used to turning to the Internet to find answers to questions—home repairs and appliance installations included. However, figuring out how to do repairs at home may not always be recommended for certain types of work that require the expertise of licensed and experienced professionals.
While you may understand small-scale electrical repair or have watched countless videos online demonstrating home electrical systems maintenance, nothing beats the proper training and experience of the electricians who install and maintain electrical systems.
Here are the four scenarios when the expertise of an installation or maintenance electrician in Colorado comes in handy.
1. If you get electric shocks from appliances or plugs in your house, call a professional right away to investigate the problem. Broken cords or damaged circuitry in your appliances can emit electrical shock or it could be a malfunctioning or faulty electrical outlet. Did you know that in the United States, about 7 children are rushed to emergency rooms every day because of electrical shock? These occurrences within your home require immediate professional help.
2. When the lights in your house flicker, you may be dealing with faulty or outdated electrical wiring that needs urgent attention. While professionals make it look easy, the process may be too complex for the untrained or the inexperienced.
3. Do your outlets spark when you plug in an electric appliance? A quick spark is perfectly normal but sometimes, sparks can indicate a dangerous problem. That problem could be anything from bad insulation to faulty wiring that leads to short circuits. Between the years 2012 and 2016, an average of nearly 45,000 reported local fires in the U.S. involved electrical malfunction or failure.
4. Excessive electrical current, often caused by high-voltage appliances being rigged to a single fuse or breaker, is a disaster waiting to happen. Call your professional emergency electrician immediately to get this problem fixed.
Electrical systems may not be as complex as they appear to be, but you need to think twice about making do-it-yourself projects out of home electrical work. To stay on the safe side and avoid the potential hazards of electrocution, damaged appliances, and worst of all, fire incidents, leave the job to professionals.
For all phases of residential electrical work, call Eggers Electric, your team of well-qualified professional electricians serving Loveland, CO and surrounding areas.