Frequently Asked Electrical Questions – Answered By The Electricians At Intell Electrical
Q. When Should I Call For Electrical Repairs?
A. If you notice that your breakers are tripping more frequently than they should, or your lights are dimming anytime an appliance switches on, it’s probably time to have a professional electrician come in and take a look at the issue. Electrical issues, no matter how small they might seem, can be a serious danger to your home is they aren’t addressed. If your electrical system isn’t behaving like it should, give us a call today and let us help you resolve the issue before it can endanger your home or your safety.
Q. How Long Do Electrical Repairs Take?
A. Most electrical repairs can be finished in a single day, but some repairs do require additional paperwork to be filed or have additional time constraints, which can slow down the process. In either case, our team of skilled electricians will inform you beforehand and do our best to give you an accurate timeframe of when you can expect your repairs to be completed.
Q. How Much Does Electrical Work Cost?
A. Our team of skilled electricians here at LED Electrical Services understands that most homeowners like to have an accurate number in mind before any work begins when it comes to electrical repairs. While our team of skilled electricians might be able to give you a fairly accurate ballpark figure over the phone, we are only going to be able to give you an accurate price assessment after arriving and taking stock of what needs to be done. You can rest assured, however, that you will have an accurate quoted price before we begin any actual work.
Q. What Does It Mean If There’s A Humming Noise Coming From My Electrical Panel?
A. Any kind of humming coming from your electrical panel could be a sign that you have a faulty breaker on your hands. If that’s the case, you’ll likely need a panel upgrade as soon as possible. Otherwise, you could be putting the safety of your family, yourself, and your home at risk.
Q. How Can I Tell When An Outlet Isn’t Safe To Use?
A. If the plug falls out of the outlet on its own, or if your outlet moves easily when you touch it, it’s a good sign that you need to have an electrician come out and take a look. Likewise, if any of your outlets are hot to the touch while it’s in use, unplug whatever might be plugged in and give our team of skilled electricians a call to ensure you don’t have a fire hazard in your home.
Q. Why Does My Circuit Breaker Trip So Often?
A. If you notice that you have a particular circuit on your electrical panel that tends to trip, again and again, it might mean you simply have too many appliances or electrical devices running on that same circuit. If you don’t have many devices running on that particular circuit, or you notice that the problem is still occurring after disconnecting some of them, it could mean you have a faulty breaker, in which case you’re going to want to call in an electrician to repair the issue as soon as possible.
Q. Why Are My Lights Flickering?
A. If you notice that your lights start to dim or flicker, particularly when an appliance or a computer turns on, it could be an indication that your wiring is older or out-of-date and needs to be replaced or repaired. We advise against leaving it in place for any longer than you absolutely have to, as faulty wiring is one of the leading causes of electrical fires in homes all over the country.
Q. What Is Whole Home Surge Protection?
A. When most people hear about surge protection, they tend to think of the small power strips used around the house to plug in multiple different electronic devices. While these small power strips offer a bit of protection to your electronic devices, whole house surge protection takes that a step further. Whole-home surge protection solutions are usually incorporated directly into your electrical panel and offer you a buffer against surges of excess electricity coming into your home. When layered with other surge protection methods, this can create a defensive network that protects your home, your appliances, and all of your expensive electronic devices from damage.
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