Common Household Electrical Problems

Our homes comprise of so many electrical systems including appliances, computer networks and wiring. We have come to rely on electricity so much so that an electrical problem can disorient us completely that we may be tempted to try rectifying the problem ourselves. But, when can you do the troubleshooting yourself and when is it time to call your electrician?

Professional electricians get very frustrated when a client calls them for an electrical emergency only to find that a simple wiring problem was blown out of proportion by trying to do it yourself only to worsen the problem. Here are some of the things that require your electrician’s attention.

  • Exposed or hanging wires

This is a common problem especially in do-it-yourself home renovations. Professional electrician are well trained to handle this problem and you should get one on your phone immediately. If left unattended, this can lead to serious health hazards including fires and electrocution in the worst case scenario. You can’t afford to take chances with your life or that of your loved ones.

  • A burning smell coming from a switch

If you detect a strange faint smell coming from your switch or receptacle, turn it off immediately and most likely you are going to need to replace it. Arcing in the device can cause this smell which can easily turn into a fire.

All electricians are fully knowledgeable about troubleshooting such a problem and you should always feel free to ask for help when such a thing happens. You may spend a bit of cash but at least you will be sure that your home is going to remain safe.

  • One switch among a three way switch quitting

Three way switches are added to an electrical system that allows one fixture to be under the control of two switches. Such that even when one switch becomes faulty, the other two are still going to function well. The replacement of such a switch can be a very tricky affair and if you have no relevant electrical training, it’s advisable to seek the help of your electrician.

In most cases, if you try doing the replacement yourself, you may end up damaging the two remaining switches after which you are still going to have to call the electrician so why not do so now?

Electricians come to our aid even when we least expect it. Ensure you have a professional and reliable electrician Brisbane that you can depend on to come in the event of an electrical emergency.