Electricity powers our daily lives, and when it works properly, we often take it for granted. However, electrical issues can arise, and when they do, it’s essential to call an electrician right away. Whether it’s a flickering light, faulty wiring, or the need for fixture installation, knowing when to call an electrician can save you from potential dangers and further damage to your electrical system.

Why should you call an electrician?

They are trained and know what to look for when it comes to faults with electricity. Something that might seem inconvenient now might actually be the start of a larger problem. get an electrician to take a look to make sure everything is working as intended and safe.

5 Signs you need to call an electrician

1. Flickering Lights

There are several signs that indicate you need to call an electrician immediately. One of the most common signs is flickering lights. If your lights constantly flicker or dim, it could be a sign of electrical issues.

Call an electrician to work out what could be causing the flickering and to solve the underlying problem you may be having.

Lights flickering at your house? Call an electrician to find the fault and fix the problem.

2. Circuit Breakers Keeps Tripping

If you circuit breakers keep tripping there could be an issue either with the load being put onto them, or with the circuit breaker itself. They are there to help protect things from serious overloading. If the tripping keeps occurring there could be other problems. It pays to get this checked out.

3. Burning Smell

If you can smell a burning smell but it isn’t apparent what is causing it, it could be the wiring in your home. Especially if you house has old electrical wiring.

Don’t take a chance. This could indicate you have a potential fire hazard waiting to occur. Get an electrician to see if you have a wiring issue.

4. Water and Electricity have Mixed

Water and electricity don’t mix. If you find they have come into contact with each other due to flooding etc call an electrician.

Outlets or electrical items exposed to water can be hazardous to use. There could be a risk of electrocution. Talk to your local electrician and get them to inspect anything that has been affected by water.

5. Buzzing Sounds

Do you have a humming or buzzing sound coming from electrical outlets? Maybe it’s coming from different areas around your home.

This could be from something faulty in the electric system. Make sure you home is as safe as possible and talk to a qualified electrician. They’ll be able to pinpoint the cause of the sound and ensure your home is safe.

Fire or Smoke? Call 111

Firstly, if you see smoke or fire coming from an electrical outlet, it’s an emergency situation, and you should call 111 immediately. Time is important so act with urgency in this type of situation.

Reasons to hire a licensed electrician

When it comes to electrical work, it’s always best to hire a qualified electrician. Licensed electricians undergo extensive training and testing to ensure they have the necessary knowledge and skills to handle electrical repairs and installations safely. By hiring a licensed electrician, you can have peace of mind knowing that the work will be done correctly and up to code, reducing the risk of future electrical problems and hazards.

Anything Electrical – Call an Expert

Electricians are great when it comes to solving an electrical problem. But they are also great when you need more power points, a heat pump installed or new wiring.

It pays to get quotes. Prices can vary amongst electricians.

If you are in the Whanganui area and are in the need of an electrician, give us a call today. To get an idea of the services we can provide visit our services page.