Without a good electrical system, running your home can be very problematic not to mention dangerous. When most people notice electrical issues cropping up in their home, fear strikes and the thought of a hefty bill can prevent homeowners from calling in help. However, more often than not it takes a simple repair to fix the problem.
Here are some top signs that your home could have electrical problems that need to be fixed.
1. Sparking plugs
Switches and wall plugs shouldn’t be sparking when you plug in a charger or cable. This can be very dangerous and should never be ignored so always call an electrician who can take a look at the problem as you may have wires that need to be replaced.
2. Flickering lights
Power surges can often result in flickering lights as your electrical system cannot handle the electrical demands. If you are experiencing this frequently in your home then you may need to have additional circuits or have dedicated lines for major electrical appliances so it isn’t being drained from one circuit.
3. Hot outlets
If your outlets are hot to touch then your wiring could be damaged. When sockets overheat this can lead to fires so always report the problem as soon as it occurs. Avoid overloading extension cables and if you start to smell burning call an electrician immediately as this means that some damage has already taken place.
4. Electrical trips
If electrical trips regularly occur in your home or fuses seem to blow on a frequent basis, this can be a real nightmare. In most cases, this is down to an overloaded circuit and it may need to be upgraded so your home can run smoothly again.
At T B Mackay Energy Services, based in Edinburgh, we offer a range of professional electrical services including repairs, maintenance, full design and installation. Whether you’re a domestic or commercial client, our team is on hand to keep your electrics in check. Hire electrical experts that you can trust, get in touch with us today for more information.