No one wants to have to call for electrical repairs. With everything else you have to do in the course of a day, it can feel like calling for electrical assistance can throw off your entire day. However, having malfunctioning electricity can ruin your day in a hurry. We’re often asked: “how do I know when something’s going wrong with my electricity other than it not working?” Below, we’ve laid out some questions you can ask about whether or not it’s time to get help. These aren’t all of the questions to ask about electricity troubleshooting in LA, obviously, but they’re a good start.
“Do I Smell Burning or See Sparks?”
Those are pretty clear signs that something’s wrong. These are definitely going to be the most obvious signs you’ll get. Should you note any kind of burning odor from anything related to electricity, whether it’s the switches, the outlets, the breaker, anything – give us a call. You want to turn off the electricity quickly (if possible) and get us on the phone. The reason that burning is such an emergency is that it could be a sign of an electrical fire. The quicker you can get that kind of issue dealt with by professionals, the better.
“Are the Flickering Lights Just Due to the Bulbs?”
When your lights flicker too much, that could be a sign of a loose bulb, obviously. However, that’s not the only potential problem. If you screw the light in tighter, or if you get a new bulb and the problem continues, that’s not just a problem with the bulb, then. It could be the light fixture. But, it could also be that the electrical wiring in the circuit breaker is loose, so that the connections to the fixture are incorrect or malfunctioning. Those are the kinds of problems that no amount of online videos is going to help you to solve, so you’re going to want to call in the professionals.
Heat and Shocks
Getting a shock from touching an appliance, that may be due to incorrect electrical wiring, or a ground fault in the appliance itself. Like most things, that’s a big deal if it happens once, or in isolation. However, if it continues, persists, or gets worse, then you want to call in the professionals. The same goes for heat from your ceiling fixtures. If they feel too hot, perhaps you could just replace your bulbs with LED or CFL ones. If they still feel hot after that, we’re here to help.
Best Electricity Troubleshooting in LA: Call the Pros
Our live technicians are ready to help, 24/7. That means that you can call us at any time, day or night, and get a professional who’s ready to help. With our 60 minute response time, you won’t have to wait to get assistance with whatever your electrical problem might be. When something’s wrong with your electricity, it needs to be dealt with fast. We can help when you call us at (800) 708-2190.