Common electrical problems faced by homeowners

5 Common Electrical Problems

When it comes to electrical issues it is important to understand what signs to look out for to ensure the safety of your home. Below we explore some of the most common electrical problems that homeowners have to deal with.

Dips in Power

Do you experience dips and sags in power? This can often be attributed to devices connected to your power grid that require a lot of power when they are turned on. It is important to identify any devices that you believe may be consuming a large amount of power and try disconnecting them.

High Electrical Bills

Experiencing a high electricity bill? Reducing the cost of your bill could be as easy as:

  • Repairing damaged wiring or circuits
  • Repair leaks in your hot water system
  • Identifying and replacing devices that may be causing power surges
  • Switching to a more cost-effective provider
  • Unplugging appliances and devices when they are not in use
  • Contacting Metropolitan Electrical Contractors to investigate, diagnose and rectify the issue

Electric Shocks

Even though most electric shocks are mild, they are always uncalled for and leave you with a nasty surprise. They provide a lasting reminder that electricity is dangerous when it’s not properly utilised. They usually occur when you turn a device on or off. The issue could either be the device itself or the wiring. Test the device and see if the shock is reproduced with other another. Otherwise, contact your local Metropolitan electrician to come and investigate the cause.

Circuit Overloads

One of the most common electrical issues is circuit breakers tripping from the overloading of power boards. Some of the easiest ways to stop a circuit from overloading are:

  • Never connect multiple power boards to each other
  • Remove devices after you are finished using them
  • Don’t overburden a single circuit and spread your usage around
  • Be mindful of what is and isn’t in use

Switches Not Working

This is more than likely due to substandard workmanship or products. It is best to contact a licensed electrician to investigate and find the issue.

What To Do Next

When you need an electrical service, contact the name you can trust. Metropolitan Electrical Contractors are your local experts in the installation, service and repair of all electrical products. With over 25 years of experience in the industry, we are your number one option for trustworthy and dependable electrical service.

The best way to avoid big repair jobs is preventative maintenance. This not only extends the life of your electrical work but ensures it is operating safely. If you do have a fault that needs repairing, Metropolitan Electrical Contractors can offer same day service. We can even get to your door within the hour*. Before commencing work we ensure that you have a great understanding of what each job entails, as well as the price.

We are proud to offer a service you can trust. We always work to put the customer first and offer a range of benefits such as our interest free payment plans**. These plans require no deposit and have become popular with many of our customers due to the flexibility they provide. Approval is easy to gain and is usually decided within minutes, with work being able to start straightaway.

There is no need to delay your electrical work any longer, contact a professional at Metropolitan Electrical Contractors.

Published: 20 Sep, 2019

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