Signs You Should Schedule an Electrical Inspection

Are you having issues with your electricity in your home or office? Not to worry, AAA Calvert has a team of the best electrician Long Beach has to offer.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, the second leading cause of home fires in the United States from 2012-2016 was electrical fires or malfunctions. Electrical issues in the country result in an average of 51,000 home fires and nearly 500 deaths per year.

As a result of these astronomical numbers, the Electrical Safety Foundation International highly recommends that you complete any electrical work in your home by a properly qualified electrician. 

Luckily for you, not only do we at AAA Calvert provide electrical installation and repair, but we also want to help by providing you with signs that you should schedule an electrical inspection with one of our trained professionals today.

Strange Odors

If you notice a slight odor when using an appliance for the first time, this is normal and not anything to be concerned about. If the smell continues over time, though, there might be a fault occurring. 

More critically, if you ever smell burning around outlets or near a fuse box, this is a much larger problem. Stop using the power immediately and call an electrician to take a look.

Flickering Lights

When you experience flickering in your lights during everyday use, it is rarely because of a problem within the fixture. More often than not, another appliance on the same circuit is causing this flickering.

You can easily have your circuits tested by calling our trained electricians. If they identify any concerns, they can move your lighting to another circuit to eliminate this problem from recurring. They will also be able to make sure your larger appliances are being powered safely.

Tripping Breakers

Both fuses and circuits are built to blow or trip whenever their electrical load is too high. This is a safety feature designed to help protect you and your home. Without this feature, you run the risk of overloading your breaker and causing damage or fires.

If you are noticing that your circuit breaker is regularly tripping when using something in your home, you might have a faulty appliance. If it occurs when using a specific outlet, you might have an overloaded outlet. To know for sure, have an electrician take a look for you.

Hot Sockets or Switches

It is very concerning if you ever experience heat coming from electrical wiring, outlets, or switches. If something stays warm, that isn’t too concerning, but if it gets hot, stop using it and have it checked immediately by an electrician.

If you are experiencing one or multiple of these signs, you should call for an electrical inspection today. Rather than wait for the issue to get worse, or cause potentially disastrous problems for your home, call one of our certified electricians at AAA Calvert today.

Equally crucial to making sure your electrical is running correctly is to check on your heating, another leading cause of home fires in the United States. Our certified technicians at AAA Calvert are also here to provide heating installation, repair, and service.

Let the experts at AAA Calvert assist you with selecting the right electrical services. Our trained experts can help you pinpoint your electrical concerns, identify the proper course of action, and implement these services to meet your needs accordingly. Call us at 562-429-1546 to request a quote today.