Many electrical problems at homes or business premises usually give off warning signs before becoming serious. Knowing these signs at an early stage can help you make necessary repairs or replacements to prevent dangerous situations that may lead to electric shocks, fires or destruction of property. With that in mind, we at CBES Group have highlighted 3 of the most common signs of an electrical fault you must watch out for:
1. Flickering Lights
Flickering lights may be a sign of loose or malfunctioning light bulbs. If the problem persists even after replacing light bulbs a number of times, then either the wiring in your electrical panel or connections to the fixture may be loose.
2. Burning Odour
If there is a burning odour coming from any of your switches or outlets, it may be a sign of a faulty device or overload problem. A burning smell coming from any electrical device is a very serious issue that should be attended to immediately because it can easily lead to an electrical fire. Connected electrical cords or receptacles that are warm to the touch are also an indication of electrical fault.
3. Loose Sockets and Switches
If your socket or switch is loose and coming away from the wall, avoid using it until it is repaired or replaced. Any socket that produces sparks when you plug or unplug something can also be a sign of a serious problem.
If you notice any of the above problems, do not attempt to fix them yourself for safety reasons. Call in a well-recognised and qualified electrical contractor such as our team as, with more than 25 years of experience, we are very capable of handling both simple and complicated electrical installations, repairs, and replacements fast and efficiently. What’s more, we make sure that our electrical technicians receive regular industry specific training so that they are able to provide you with a high-quality and professional service at all times.
If you would like to know more or require our services, please get in touch with us as soon as you can by giving us a call or completing our online enquiry form.