Some electrical emergencies are obvious such as loss of power to outlets and switches or the entire house. Others are more subtle but still require immediate assistance from a licensed electrician. Below are three times to place a call to a 24-hour electrician in Doylestown, PA.
Dimming or flickering lights might not seem like a big deal, but this can be a sign that the home’s electrical wiring is faulty. If changing the light bulbs doesn’t fix the problem, turn the fixture off and call an electrician. A certified professional should inspect the home’s wiring and determine if the issue is related to the electrical system or a problem with the fixture.
It’s not unusual for breakers to trip once in a while when the circuit gets overloaded. This might happen if an extension cord is used and too many electrical devices are trying to draw power from the circuit. What’s not normal is for circuit breakers to trip frequently. Stop using the appliance or device causing the circuit to trip and call an emergency electrician right away.
When wiring goes bad, it can cause outlets and switches to spark. Sometimes homeowners notice the spark and other times the problem goes unnoticed. Any time an outlet has scorch marks on it, it’s a good bet that the wiring has already started to spark and burn. Call an electrician immediately to fix the problem before an electrical fire happens.