Electrical Troubleshooting in Cincinnati
Are you having electrical problems in your home, but you aren’t quite sure what’s going wrong, or where the problem is? It can be difficult to ask for help if you don’t understand the problem to begin with. At Wingate Electrical, our licensed and certified electricians have years of experience that have given them the skills necessary to troubleshoot virtually any common electrical issue.
If you need help troubleshooting an electrical issue in Cincinnati, Wingate Electrical can help! Feel free to call us with any questions, or contact an expert online.
Common Electrical Problems
There are a few electrical problems that our Cincinnati electricians see over and over again. They include:
Electrical Outlet Doesn’t Work
If your electrical outlet won’t work, you should begin trying to solve the problem by checking the circuit breaker to see if the breakers have been tripped. If this is not the case, you may have a burned out outlet. If you see any signs of blackening, do not use or touch the outlet. Call an electrician right away to avoid a potential electrical fire.
Electrical Outlet Sparks
It is fairly normal for a spark to fly from an outlet when it’s used. However, if too much heat builds up in the outlet, when a connection is made, more serious sparking can occur that can lead to a short of the circuit. If this happens consistently, it’s time for you to get electrical service performed by a professional.
Lights Flicker Occasionally
Power surges are often the cause of very occasional light flickering. However, if your lights flicker pretty regularly, it can be a sign of a poor electrical connection. If this is the case, you need to have an electrician inspect your wiring and electrical system to determine where the problem lies.
One of My Appliances Constantly Trips the Circuit Breaker
If an appliance that you use regularly continually trips your circuit breaker, it’s probably because you have too many high wattage items running at the same time. This commonly happens when you have several appliances in use at the same time. When this happens, it’s best to have an electrician install separate circuits to meet the demands of your normal routine.
Why Should I Hire an Cincinnati Electrician?
According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International, home electrical systems cause around 51,000 fires per year. These fires result in an average of 1,400 injuries and 500 deaths. These tragedies are commonly caused by DIY projects gone horribly wrong. It is best to let trained, certified, experienced electricians troubleshoot your electrical problems to ensure that you are as safe as you can be. No amount of DIY savings are worth your life—call a professional if you are having an electrical issue! Get in contact with the Cincinnati electricians at Wingate Electrical and we will be happy to help you with your electrical troubleshooting.