Common Electrical Issues
Electrical issues are extremely common and can be found in just about any
home. Some of the most common electrical issues we repair include:
CIRCUIT OVERLOAD: One common electrical problem found in homes is circuit overload. Many
homes just don’t possess the power points to sustain our plugged-in
lifestyles. Circuit overload can result in circuit breakers that trip
FREQUENT ELECTRICAL SURGES: If you are experiencing frequent electrical surges, this may indicate
that your home has bad electrical wiring, you have faulty appliances,
or there has been damage to the power lines that supply your electricity.
FAULTY OUTLETS: If there are faulty outlets in your home that don’t work, this could
be caused by a tripped connection or breaker. It’s important to
have this issue inspected by an electrician to prevent wires from melting.
DIMMING/FLICKERING LIGHTS: Dimming or flickering lights can be an indication that you are experiencing
arcing. Arcing is when there are corroded or loose wires that touch each
other and can lead to an electrical fire or shock.
HEATED OUTLETS/SWITCHES: When your outlets or switches are hot to the touch, something has gone
wrong with your electrical system. A licensed electrician will be able
to diagnose the culprit of hot switches and outlets and recommend the
FREQUENT ELECTRICAL SHOCKS: No one likes being shocked when they plug something in. Electrical shocks
can be caused by a faulty appliance or device, or there could be something
wrong with the wiring.
Should You Consider a Panel Upgrade?
An important part of any electrical service is electrical troubleshooting.
While many of the issues above can be solved with basic repairs or wiring
replacements, when electrical issues become the norm in your home, there
may be a larger problem at play.
The electrical panel is responsible for distributing electricity throughout
your home. When you start dealing with issues like:
- Flickering lights
- Constantly flipping breakers
- Sections of the house with no power
- Burning smells
- Damaged appliances
- Higher energy costs
It might be time to consider a panel upgrade. Not only will this resolve
many of your electrical problems, but in most cases, it can increase the
capacity of your electrical infrastructure, making new appliance installation
and consistent electrical flow the norm.
With the new infrastructure in place, be sure to enjoy added upgrades like new
indoor lighting or appliances!
Avoid a DIY disaster- call the pros at Magic Electric, Plumbing, Heating
+ Air today at
208-268-6488 for all of your electrical needs in Twin Falls!