3 Signs Your Premises Need Professional Electric Repairs
Your electrical system is one of the most important aspects of your home, office, workshop or business. Even though it might not be obvious in your daily life, your electrical system plays a vital role in the routines of your household members or staff - which is why it's so inconvenient when there's something wrong.
Inconvenience isn't the only issue though - electrical issues of any kind pose a major threat to the safety of your premises and its occupants. Though issues from time to time aren't uncommon, especially as we use these systems everyday, knowing the signs of more serious issues are important.
Keep an eye out for the following signs:
1. Tripping Breakers
While circuit breakers are designed to trip in the event a circuit becomes overloaded, if the occurrence is more frequent than you'd expect, it could be a symptom of a larger issue.
Frequently tripping breakers can often be an indication of a wiring issue or an issue within the electrical panel, causing overloads.
Breakers that won't stay open once you reset them should not be forced open - call a professional electrician immediately - forcing the switch to stay on can put your premises in serious danger of an electrical fire.
2. Sparking Appliances
If you're plugging in your appliances and noticing that they seem to spark when plugged in, this could be a sign of a serious problem. Any sorts of sparking can lead to an electrical fire - it can also be damaging to your appliances and other electronics.
If you suspect that the issue lies with the appliance rather than the outlet, try testing an appliance you already know works - with that being said, ensure it's an inexpensive appliance that you'd not miss too much in the event damage is caused.
3. Outlets & Switches Not Working
Outlets and switches do age naturally and it's not uncommon for them to go bad during this process. However, this is most definitely an issue you shouldn't try to fix on your own.
If you notice smoking or a buzzing noise from the outlet or switch, call a professional electrician immediately. These sorts of signs aren't to be taken lightly as they could be a sign of a much larger wiring issue that needs addressing.
You don't want to mess around with the electrics in your home, office, workshop or business - they can be extremely dangerous to the untrained person so always be sure to use a professional service to keep your premises and family and staff safe.
If you're experiencing any of the issues mentioned above, or are in need of a general electrical check up in your home or office, contact our team today by calling (07) 5593 8809 or click here to send us an email.