The hot and humid weather in Tampa, FL means that you’ll spend plenty of time indoors. Perhaps you’ll work from home, stream shows, or do some of your other activities while resting in the comfort of central air conditioning. If your electrical system isn’t functioning properly, you’ll quickly notice issues with your electronics, appliances, cooling system, lights, and everything else that makes your home a comfortable haven. Thorough electrical inspections performed by licensed Tampa electricians like those at Mr. Electric help you maintain a safe environment. Consider these reasons to schedule an electrical inspection of your residence.
1. Power Surges or Flickering
An unsteady flow of electricity may cause your lights to flicker. Power surges, even small ones, cause incremental damage to sensitive electronics, home appliances, and air conditioners. If you’ve noticed issues with flickering or power surges, an electrical inspection can determine if your wiring, breaker box, or circuits have problems.
2. Malfunctioning Outlets or Switches
If you have an outlet or switch that doesn’t always work, the receptacle or wiring might be faulty. Faulty wiring or a bad switch may draw too much current, which could lead to an electrical fire. When a switch or outlet malfunctions more than once, schedule an electrical inspection.
3. Tripped Breakers
Circuit breakers trip when the circuit demands too much current. If you have a breaker that trips regularly, your wiring could be faulty. Your home might need a breaker box with a higher capacity, or there could be an issue with the appliance or devices plugged into the circuit. An electrical inspection can determine the cause of a tripped breaker.
4. Burning Odor
If you smell a burning odor when using an outlet, appliance, or fixture, this is an urgent situation that requires a prompt electrical inspection. Damaged wiring or appliances may cause insulation to get hot, and the current flowing through the wiring could ignite a spark. Electrical fires are often hidden as they smolder. Then, they can quickly spread throughout a home. At the first scent of burning metal, insulation, or chemicals, cut off the power and call for an emergency inspection.
5. Preparation for the Future
When you’re buying a home, an electrical inspection by our Tampa electricians gives you critical information about the wiring and fixtures. If you’re thinking of selling your home, scheduling an electrical inspection ensures that you have time to make any needed repairs to get your property up to current code. Insurers may require an electrical inspection before they will issue a homeowner’s insurance policy, especially if the home is more than 50 years old.
Electrical inspections provide you with peace of mind and protect your loved ones, belongings, and dwelling from potential harm. To gather more information or to schedule an inspection with our electricians, contact us at Mr. Electric today.