When to Call an Electrician

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How safe is that DIY lighting project? We’ve all seen things on HGTV and thought, “I can do that!”

Electrical issues aren’t only related to DIY projects gone wrong. So, how do you know when your house has an electrical problem? Sometimes, it may be obvious if an outlet isn’t working or the light doesn’t come on when you flip the switch. But what about the less obvious, maybe annoying issues you’ve been dealing with for years? Know the warning signs of common electrical problems that a licensed electrician should diagnose.

  1. Flickering or Dimming Lights: This type of electrical problem can be potentially dangerous and could indicate that you have a poor circuit connection.  
  2. Burnouts: Do you find you constantly replace a light bulb even though it isn’t used often? This could be a sign of a faulty connection or a shortage in your electrical wiring.
  3. Tripped Breakers: It is one thing for a breaker to trip on your electrical panel during a storm, and it’s another thing to constantly battle your electrical panel for electricity. Breakers that trip consistently indicate that your system may be overloaded or your circuits draw too much power. This common electric problem suggests you should have your entire electrical system checked.
  4. Dead Outlets: If you have outlets in your house that do not work, you may have melted wiring, or an electrical connection has shorted.
  5. Warm to the Touch: When you touch your light switches or fixtures, and they are warm to the touch, even if they are not on, you have an urgent issue. This requires immediate attention.

Tandem Electric wants your home to be beautiful with your DIY decorating skills, but we also want you to have a safe home! We have the experience you need to solve a variety of household electrical problems. 

Give us a call today to schedule your appointment.

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