Sometimes electrical problems can be obvious, but often they can be difficult to detect until it’s too late. Don’t wait until a serious electrical disaster strikes to have your home electrical system inspected and repaired. Contact a professional electrician at the first sign of any electrical issue to save yourself time, money and aggravation. Here are some of the top signs that your home is in need of an electrical repair.

Circuit Breaker Problems

Circuit breakers are designed to trip when a circuit is overloaded as a safety precaution. Circuit breakers cut off the power supply to prevent electrical fires, which can result from overheated wires. Circuit breakers can also trip when they become old, because they can no longer carry the amount of electricity that they once did. An inefficient circuit breaker is not only a nuisance; it can also lead to dangerous electrical issues in the future. If your circuit breaker is tripping more frequently than usual, contact a professional to have the issue inspected and resolved.

Electrical Switches and Outlet Problems

If you’ve been having problems with your switches and outlets, it may be a sign that you’re having an electrical issue. If your outlets and switches aren’t working, it could mean that your wiring is loose or the electrical device is cracked internally. Flickering lights may simply be an issue with the bulb, or it could be indicative of a wiring issue in the light fixture. Shocks from outlets are also a sign that something is wrong with your electrical system. These problems may seem small, but they could mean that more serious problems are not too far away. Contact a professional electrician immediately to have these electrical issues dealt with before they develop into something dangerous.

If left untreated, electrical problems can have disastrous consequences for your home and your personal safety. If you suspect your electrical system is needs of an upgrade, contact us at Gavin Electric for professional and high-quality electrical assessment and repair.