10 home electrical challenges and how BES Electrical can help

10 home electrical challenges and how BES Electrical can help

Landlord, homeowner, renter – we’ve all got pretty big responsibilities when it comes to our homes. When the electricity goes out at 8 p.m. on a Saturday after you’ve cooked dinner for some friends, the last thing you want to do is fix it yourself. Electrical problems feel like something that professionals better handle. However, if you don’t know how to do electrical work on your home, who should you call?

Electrical Challenges in the home that may put you in danger

There can be many telltale signs in your home that your electrical equipment and wiring may not be up to standard. Failure to isolate and fix the problem could leave you with more considerable challenges in the future, such as property damage and danger to your family. But what are the warning signs, and how can you resolve them?

  1. Dips in power – often due to loose connections throughout the home, dips in power can happen throughout the day and leave you feeling very frustrated.
  2. Power Surges – several elements can cause a power surge, from a lightning storm to faulty appliances. Power surges in the home can be hazardous and run the risk of starting a fire.
  3. Circuit breaker trips – If your circuit breaker is tripping more often than not, this could be a sign that there is an issue with your electrical wiring. It would be best if you did not attempt to fix this yourself and call in an expert.
  4. Electric Shocks – One of the most common reasons for hospital admission through home DIY is electric shocks. Not to be taken lightly, these can be life-threatening if large enough. Faulty wiring is often the reason for electric shocks in the home (unless you are undertaking some electrical DIY!)
  5. Buzzing sounds – hearing a buzzing noise in your home can be incredibly annoying and should not be ignored. Often a result of electrical shorts or loose fixtures, employing the services of an electrician means the cause can be isolated and resolved.
  6. Flickering lights – this is a common issue in the home and can be caused by various problems. Most commonly, your light bulb could be loose or faulty, something you can change independently, or you may have faulty switches or dimmers – time to call in the electrician.
  7. Buzzing sounds – hearing a buzzing noise in your home can be incredibly annoying and should not be ignored. Often a result of electrical shorts or loose fixtures, employing the services of an electrician means the cause can be isolated and resolved.
  8. Warm receptacles – is your plug or socket warm to the touch? This isn’t safe and needs to be dealt with. You could deal with this initially at home, as overloaded circuits cause most receptacles that overheat. Take out the plugs and spread your appliances across more sockets to reduce the risk of overloading the circuits.
  9. Powerful odours – if you have walked into a room and noticed a strong odour that is not pleasant, this could result from circuit damage a qualified electrician will be able to investigate and identify the issue before making a plan to resolve it.
  10. Dysfunctional Switches – do you have a random switch that has never worked? A switch that is intermittent at best? Faulty or incomplete wiring is generally the issue with dysfunctional switches. While this may not be an issue alone, it could lead to a more significant challenge, as discussed above.

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Solving electrical challenges by yourself at home

Many homeowners decide to take on the challenge of solving minor electrical issues independently at home. Whilst we support you fully in undertaking work that you can complete safely, for example, light fixture changes/bulb changes, for more extensive problems such as electrical wiring or issue identifying, a professional electrician should be contacted and trusted to undertake the role.

Suppose you have a significant electrical issue within the home and need to undertake a large project to get things safely resolved. In that case, it is worth speaking with your insurance company to see if you can make an insurance claim to help support the project’s costs.

It is not wise to undertake any electric project at home if you do not have the relevant training. This can be incredibly dangerous if not completed correctly and could run the risk of seriously harming you and those around you. For safety, please speak to a trusted electrician to see how they can help.

BES Electrical can help with all your home electric challenges

BES Electrical have been providing electrical services to their clients in Chesham and the surrounding areas for over 20 years. As a family run team of qualified electricians, BES Electrical can help with all domestic and commercial needs from electrical installation to faulty wiring.

If you are looking for a professional electrician to help with your electric worries, look no further than BES Electrical. Contact us today to book an appointment.

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