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Your electrical system is probably one of the single most powerful resources you have in your home. Electricity powers your lights, electrical appliances, sometimes, even your heat and hot water. If your electrical system were to malfunction or stop working for any reason, it would be difficult to start our days or live normally. Proper electrical system care is imperative for the safety, longevity, and efficiency of your electrical system. Preventive electrical maintenance is an excellent way to keep your electrical system in tip-top shape, expand its lifespan, and prevent electrical disasters and malfunctions from occurring. If you live in the area, and are in need of a professional and licensed electrician, contact Tioga Contractors for all of your electrical service needs.
Signs Your Electrical System Could Use Some TLC
It Hasn’t Been Serviced for A While
If you have moved into your home a while ago and have yet to have your electrical system inspected or maintained, that is reason enough to contact your professional, local electrician. Electrical systems are delicate and natural wear and tear are bound to cause electrical malfunctions within your system. If you have never had your electrical system inspected or maintained, these small wear and tear can turn into serious electrical malfunctions in the future. This is because your average homeowner is not skilled in the art of configuring, repairing, and maintaining electrical systems. If you don’t see anything happening, you may simply assume everything is fine, when in all actually your electrical system is falling apart.
The recommended preventive maintenance check intervals for your electrical system are at least once a year. Maintaining your electrical systems will help keep your electrical system intact, running efficiently, and safely. If you have yet to schedule a preventive maintenance electrician, do so as soon as possible. If you live in or around the Bedford, TX, area, contact Tioga Contractors for urgent assistance.
Old Outdated Electrical Systems
If your electrical system is old or worn out, this could prove to be a serious issue. If your electrical system is old and worn out, you should have a professional electrician maintain your systems twice a year. There are so many malfunctions that occur if your electrical system is old and the wires have been worn out. Everything has a lifespan. If your electrical system has reached the end of that lifespan, you will experience a series of complications.
Old and outdated electrical systems are a problem due to the lack of safety security and level of energy waste. If your electrical system is worn out, it can easily cause electrical fires or electrical shock to occur. This is because frayed wires and worn-out materials will not be able to function as well as they did when it was brand new and completely intact. Wires will become frayed over time because of the constant flow of electrical power being funneled through the circuits. If a wire is frayed it can no longer contain the full extent of the electrical current flowing through it. This can cause loads of electrical power to be released inside of the electrical system. Uncontained electrical power can lead to electrical shock and fire. To prevent these electrical disasters from occurring, contact your licensed, local electrician for upgrades and updates.
Older electrical systems may prove to be a problem when it comes to reselling or insuring a property. Many homeowners insurance providers refuse to insure a home with poor electrical amp service. An electrical amp is short for ampere -which is a unit of electrical current or a measurement of electricity. Older homes typically have an amp of 60, whereas modern homes have an amp of 100 or higher. This is important because modern electrical appliances require more power to operate. Having a low amp amount could interfere with the home buyer’s ability to use electrical appliances and compromise the safety and integrity of your system when trying to use modern appliances in an old electrical system. If you plan on selling your home in the future or insuring it, you will need to have a professional update and upgrade your system to be compliant with modern electrical system requirements.
If the lights in your home flicker you should contact a professional electrician to fix it. Flickering lights may not seem like a huge deal; however, flickering lights could indicate the presence of a larger issue. If your lights flicker it could just be an indication your electrical system is old. Although, that may not seem like a cause for alarm, having an old or worn-out electrical system is dangerous. Contact an electrician to inspect your system and offer solutions to this common occurrence.
Lights that flicker for a few seconds as you turn on the lights is common, and can be fixed fairly easily. If the flickering light only happens in one room, your professional only needs to fix and update that particular circuit, however, if the lights flicker throughout the entire home, something could be happening to all of your circuits. There are many things that can occur within your electrical system that could cause your entire property’s electrical grid to be compromised. If all of your lights are flickering, contact an emergency electrician right away.
Flickering lights may also occur when you are using too many appliances at once. This could also be a byproduct of an old or outdated electrical system. If you are trying to use multiple high voltage appliances at once, it could overload your system and prevent the electricity from fully powering other appliances at once.
Urgent repairs in situations like this could prevent electrical disasters from occurring, and prevent any more damage from taking place. Hiring a professional electrician to inspect and repair the electrical issues will ensure you get to the root of the problem so that you never have to or seldom have to experience that problem again. If you are in need of a professional, in the Bedford, TX, area, contact Tioga Contractors for all of your electrical service and maintenance needs.