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3 Common Electrical Problems You Shouldn’t Ignore

Florida electrical problemsYour electrical system is used every day for a multitude of tasks and activities, so keeping it in great shape is a major priority. Your electrical system needs to be totally reliable at all times, and you need to know that it’s completely safe for use at all times. At Gillis Electric, Inc., our Florida electricians are all licensed, trained, and experienced professionals who can provide you with high quality electrical repairs whenever you need them.

Many homeowners won’t call an electrician for help until they encounter major problems, like an outage. However, in order to keep your electrical system safe and reliable, it’s important that you take care of electrical problems as soon as they develop. Even the smallest problems with your electrical system could wind up causing something as serious as an electrical fire.

If you notice any of the following electrical problems in your Florida home, contact our experts as soon as possible to have them repaired:

Circuit Breakers Continually Trip

Whether it’s in an isolated area or throughout your entire home, electrical outages can be signs of very serious problems. Circuit breakers trip when there’s too much flow of electricity through a single circuit. They stop the flow of electricity when it could otherwise lead to a fire.

The first thing that homeowners do when a breaker trips is switch it back on. Before you do that, it’s important to unplug all of the appliances that are connected to that circuit. If the breaker trips again as you plus them back in, you’re overloading it. If circuit breakers are tripping repeatedly, contact our Florida electricians immediately to have an electrical safety inspection performed.

Appliances Spark When You Plug Them In

If appliances spark when you plug them into an outlet, it can be very dangerous, and it could easily lead to an electrical fire.

If a fire does develop, do not use water to attempt to put it out. Water will only make an electrical fire worse. Use your fire extinguisher, and if that doesn’t solve the problem, get everyone out of your home as soon as possible and call your local fire department.

If the appliance smokes but does not burn, cut the power to the outlet, turn off the circuit breaker, or unplug the appliance. Do not touch the plug, as it may be hot.

Before your do anything else, check the outlet with a different appliance to see whether the appliance or the outlet is causing the problem. If the outlet is bad, cut off power to it immediately and contact our electricians as soon as possible.

Outlets and Switches That Don’t Work

If outlets or switches in your home go bad thanks to age and wear and tear, you need to have them repaired or replaced as soon as possible. Our professionals can handle this job easily. If multiple outlets or switches are stopping working properly, then you may need to have an electrical upgrade performed. Contact our experts to have an inspection performed.

If you’re looking for an electrician in Florida, call Gillis Electric, Inc. at 352-799-3341, or fill out our online request form.

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