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When Should You Call a Licensed Electrician?

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When Should You Call a Licensed Electrician?

The electrical industry is valued at $233 billion in 2023. This is because everyone needs an electrician at some point, including you. But…how do you know when to call a professional?

There are many signs it’s time for a licensed electrician. A few life events require an electrician, such as buying or building a new home. At some point in our lives, we must contact an electrician. To help you understand when to touch base, we’ve gathered below the most common signs you need electrical repair.

If you already know for certain you need our help, please call PicoVolt Electrical Contractors at 770-462-1030 to request a quote.

What Is a Licensed Electrician?

A licensed electrician is someone who has completed the necessary coursework and training to pass the electrician licensing exam in the state they live in. Licensed electricians work on electrical systems, wiring, and panels.

At PicoVolt Electrical Contractors, we have licensed residential and commercial electricians. Our team has completed the necessary training and courses to work on homes and commercial buildings. Electricians at PicoVolt can install systems, update wiring, repair panels, and advise clients on electrical safety guidelines and best practices.

Signs You Need Electrical Repair

So, how do you know it’s time to contact a licensed electrician? Signs in your home indicate it’s time to call a professional. We’ve listed the most common issues clients face for you, but when in doubt, it’s best to contact a professional to ensure you don’t have a bigger problem. Read more about the signs below:

You Experience Blown Fuses Often

A single blown fuse from time to time is not something to worry about. However, if you experience blown fuses regularly and they happen close to each other, you may have a problem. An overloaded electrical system can cause a fire, so don’t delay if you are experiencing this kind of issue.

Your Outlets Make a Buzzing Sound

Your electrical outlets shouldn’t be making any noise at all. If they are, they’re trying to tell you something is wrong. The most common reason for a buzzing outlet is a loose wire, so we recommend contacting a licensed electrician immediately if you hear this.

You Have Electrical Arcs

An electrical arc is a flash of light when using a plug. You may have exposed wiring if you see lights coming from the outlet when you plug something in. We encourage you to contact a licensed electrician to get this checked immediately.

Electrical Shocks

An electrical shock is not something you want to delay getting fixed. Some people will experience a shock when plugging in something or flipping on a switch. This is likely a short circuit and requires a professional to fix it.

Flickering Lights

Do you have flickering lights when using certain plugs? This is likely due to an overloaded circuit. Many appliances take a lot of voltage, so a circuit can become overloaded quickly if more outlets are included. A licensed electrician can help install new circuits to resolve this issue and re-balance your electrical load.

Discolored or Charred Outlets

Don’t panic, but discolored or charred outlets indicate there may have been a fire behind them. These burn marks are from a loose wire or a short circuit. It’s important not to use these outlets until a licensed electrician has looked it over. We recommend you do that immediately.

Risks of Ignoring Electrical Issues

It’s tempting to DIY or ignore an issue as a one-off situation. This can be a bad decision in the long run. We’ve outlined the biggest risks of ignoring electrical issues below:

Electrical Fires

About 51,000 electrical fires happen every year. This equals billions of dollars in property damage, thousands of injuries, and even fatalities. While some electrical fires are not preventable, most of them are. It’s essential to call a licensed electrician if you have any signs of an electrical system issue. It’s not worth the risk of an electrical fire.

More Costly Repairs

The longer it takes to repair something, the more damage it can cause. Leaving an electrical issue for too long can lead to more costly repairs. What could have been a simple repair, like replacing an outlet, could have led to a more complex resolution with new wiring. If you want to save as much money as possible, tackle these problems quickly.

Property Damage

Some property is invaluable; think of family heirlooms or photographs. While other properties can be insured, do you really want to go through the hassle of replacing everything due to an electrical fire? Even a contained issue that resulted in a fire in one room can lead to thousands of dollars in damage.

What Else Can a Residential Electrician Do?

Electricians aren’t just there to resolve issues. We can help you prevent them, too! At PicoVolt, we have the experience and knowledge to help balance your electrical system to maximize energy efficiency and reduce risks. Read more about what we do for our residential customers below:

Install More Outlets

Most older homes do not have enough outlets to manage all the devices and appliances used today. We can install more outlets in your home to ensure the correct power supply for appliances, devices, other systems, and more.

Update Outdated Wiring

An outdated electrical panel is a safety risk in your home. We can evaluate your electrical system and update outdated wiring to ensure your home meets codes and safety requirements.

New Construction Projects

When building a new home, it’s important to make sure you have an electrical system that meets regulatory codes and requirements. At PicoVolt, we are well-versed in new builds and can ensure your new home has the proper electrical system.

Install Indoor and Outdoor Fixtures

The team at PicoVolt can install indoor and outdoor fixtures. We also have insight into all the new gadgets and smart home devices to create the home of your dreams. Work with us to upgrade your home today!

Install Electric Car Charging Stations

An electric car is an energy-efficient solution to many of the world’s issues, but finding a charging station can sometimes prove troublesome. It doesn’t have to be! We can install charging stations at your home so you don’t have to look for one again.

Various Repairs

Have a cracked flood light? Or do you need more outlets in your garage for those power tools? Have a breaker that keeps tripping? No matter what kind of electrical issue, PicoVolt is here to help! Our team is knowledgeable in all areas and can help with your problems.

Circuit Breakers

Whether you need a new circuit breaker installed or your existing one repaired, we can help. Our team ensures circuit breakers can correctly control the flow of electricity in your home to reduce fire and safety risks.

Why PicoVolt as Your Local Electrician?

So, why choose PicoVolt as your local electrical company? We receive positive customer testimonials and reviews and are proud of our ability to exceed our customers' expectations regularly. Our team of licensed and insured electricians is dedicated to ensuring your safety and satisfaction!

While working with us has many benefits, a few stand out. We’ve detailed them for your review below:

High-Quality Services

At PicoVolt, we offer various electrical services for residential and commercial clients. These include the following:

  • Repairs and maintenance
  • Lighting installation
  • Surge protection
  • Safety inspections
  • Electrical upgrades
  • Generator installation
  • Energy audits
  • Home automation

Our team is dedicated to providing high-quality, accurate services. We take pride in meeting our customer's needs. We’d love to add you to our list of satisfied customers, so contact us today for a quote!

Experienced Owners and Technicians

Our team has over 10 years of experience providing residential and commercial electrician services. We have received numerous ratings across the web and average 4.9 out of 5 stars on Angi.

Our team is well-versed in installing, managing, and repairing electrical systems in the following:

  • High-rises
  • Healthcare facilities
  • Airports
  • Restaurants
  • Salons
  • Residential homes and garages
  • Commercial buildings

At PicoVolt, we get the job done right the first time! Your safety is a priority, so only licensed and insured electricians work with our clients. We hope to help you soon!

Client-Focused Approach

PicoVolt is a family-owned business dedicated to providing outstanding customer experiences while integrating our company as an instrumental part of the community. We believe in giving back, so you’ll find our team contributing to charities or volunteering regularly.

Each customer is treated fairly and kindly. We take the time you need to understand your electrical needs and won’t ever try to persuade you into buying something you don’t need. We look forward to exceeding your expectations when you work with us!

Hire Your Local Electrical Company, PicoVolt, Today

If you’re looking for a licensed electrician in your area, look no further! No matter what your electrical needs are, commercial or residential, PicoVolt can help. We have years of experience satisfying our customers with safe, high-tech electrical systems.

Our team of licensed and trained technicians can help install new outlets, update old wiring, or repair damaged electrical components in your home or business. Contact us today to schedule your appointment!

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