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Electrical  /  August 26, 2021

The 5 Most Common Electrical Repairs

The 5 Most Common Electrical Repairs

Electrical problems account for some of the most common jobs of the Handyman Connection’s remodelling services in Edmonton. Some homeowners try to solve electrical problems on their own, using the internet as a guide. This can be a grave mistake that can lead to seriously damaging your home or appliances or getting injured. Electrical work should only be conducted by licensed professionals who have the knowledge and skills to safely work on wiring and electrical components. Here are the five most common electrical repairs that our professional contractors can help with. 

1. Blown Fuse or Circuit Breaker Trip

If your home’s circuit breaker is constantly tripping or a fuse is regularly blown, you may have a problem. Resetting the circuit breaker to the correct position isn’t a difficult fix that a homeowner can do by themselves. But the goal is to find the cause of a problem circuit breaker, and only a professional is equipped to diagnose and solve the problem. If this is a regular occurrence at your house, it may be due to an overloaded circuit, a short, an arc fault or a dangerous ground fault. An electrician must come out to determine if the home needs an updated electrical panel or some other electrical work.

2. Not Enough Outlets

Another common problem homeowners report is not having enough outlets. DIY property owners may think adding a few more outlets to a room is an easy task, but it’s not always that simple. Adding more power to the electrical panel may require some rewiring or upgrades that the average homeowner is not equipped to handle. A professional electrician can analyze the space and add outlets without overloading the system.

3. Electrical Smell or Heat

Plugging something into the wall and having it emit a burning smell or heat from the outlet can be alarming. The best course of action is to unplug the device and stop using the outlet that is experiencing a problem. Electrical issues that are paired with excess heat or a burning smell may also have a higher risk of starting a fire in the home. In this situation, it’s best to consult a professional electrician to safely fix the problem. The electrician can take a look and find out why there is a strange smell or heat issue with the outlet or appliance.

4. Electric Shocks

It can be frightening to get a small electrical shock when using an outlet or an appliance. For this type of scenario, the homeowner should contact an electrician immediately. Electrical shocks can be dangerous, and the homeowner shouldn’t attempt to diagnose the problem. An electrician can look at the area and determine if the wiring inside of the home is faulty, the outlet is damaged or the appliance is broken.

5. High Utility Bills

The last common electrical issue that contractors work on for homeowners is improving efficiency. If someone is suddenly getting high utility bills based on electricity usage, the utility company will rarely indicate there is an electrical problem that needs to be fixed in the home. The homeowner will need to find a contractor with expertise in electrical issues to help figure out what is happening. Sometimes, the homeowner will need to replace wasteful appliances with higher-performing energy-efficient models. In other cases, there may be something that is wasting electricity and causing energy loss.

Handyman Connection is the preferred contractor for any type of remodelling services in Edmonton. Additionally, the pros here can help homeowners make their homes much more energy-efficient. With customc home repair services, the contractors at Handyman Connection can diagnose and repair electrical issues so the family can enjoy their devices and appliances without spending extra money on excessive utility bills.

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