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Common Electrical Issues in the Home You Should Leave to the Pros

Common Electrical Issues in the Home You Should Leave to the Pros

A lot of DIY tasks get great results. Making a landscaping plan after some Internet research, building a swing set or painting your living room: These are all tasks you can safely do on your own. When it comes to common electrical issues in the home, however, Roswell homeowners should know when to put down the tools and call a pro for help - for their own safety and the safety of their household.

Common Electrical Issues In the Home

Here’s how to decide if there’s an electrical problem in your home:

  • You repeatedly get shocked by appliances or lighting. Getting shocked could mean that the wiring in the circuit has gone bad. You need an expert to determine where the faulty wiring is located and how to safely replace it with new, durable wiring.
  • A light socket is too bright or too dim. When this happens, it can be a sign that the circuit connection is going bad. An expert can check it out.
  • You can’t get an outlet to work. It could be due to a poor connection, damaged wiring or a short. An electrician can use a tester to safely pinpoint the location and cause of the problem, and then provide a fix.

Fixing Your Electrical Issues

May is National Electric Safety Month, and it’s a good time to remind homeowners that their household’s electrical system needs to be cared for. It’s important to include electrical safety inspections along with other home maintenance tasks, including tuneups for the air conditioner, furnace and water heater.

When you schedule a safety inspection, an electrician will check the front of line service, test for electrical breakdowns and conduct a comprehensive safety inspection of the home’s electrical components. With the service appointment completed, you’ll have peace of mind that your home, whether old or new, has electrical wiring that won’t cause a fire.

Contact Casteel Heating, Cooling, Electrical and Plumbing for these common electrical issues in the home and for all of your home’s electrical needs. We’re happy to provide Atlanta-area residents with high-quality home services.