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Common Electrical Problems in Your House

Common Electrical Problems in Your House

Every homeowner will eventually have to deal with electrical issues. However, it isn't always easy to know when the problem is putting your household at risk. At Mr. Electric of Atlanta, we provide commercial and residential services for local property owners including electrical inspections, repairs, installations, and replacements in Atlanta, Georgia, and surrounding metro area neighborhoods. Here is a list of the most common electrical problems for homeowners, and which ones are the most dangerous.

Common Issues That Are Less Threatening

  • Damaged Light Switch Plate - A small crack in a light switch faceplate is an indication of normal wear and tear, not electrical problems. Therefore, this common issue should not be too threatening. To fix the issue, shut off the power supply to the area at the electrical panel. Then, unscrew the existing plate and replace it with a new one.
  • Minor Short Circuit - The occasional short circuit can occur if you plug in one too many appliances. This can happen every once in a while, especially in the bathroom or kitchen where sensitive GFCI outlets are in use. One trip to the breaker every 6 months doesn't necessarily mean that a larger electrical problem is to blame, though you may want to notify your local electrician so they can take a closer look during your routine inspection.
  • Loose Outlet - Do you have an outlet that wiggles when you unplug a device? Then you may need to add an outlet shim to keep it flush with the wall. While this isn't an extremely dangerous issue to have, it may be a good idea to hire a professional for the task, since it can be a complicated task for some property owners. However, if you do choose to install the shim yourself, be sure to turn off the power at the breaker first to avoid injury.

Dangerous Electrical Problems That Should Be Taken Care of Immediately

Now that you have a good understanding of low-risk electrical issues that most homeowners face, it's time to review the kind of problems that likely require an electrical repair, replacement or inspection.

  • Recurring Short Circuit
  • Burnt Out Bulbs
  • Flickering Lights
  • Outlets That Don't Work
  • Hot Switches

If you notice one or more of the above problems in your home, then there is no need to put your property at risk. Be sure to call a trusted local certified electrician as soon as possible. These could be serious signs of a wiring problem that needs to be addressed immediately. Our licensed professionals offer 24-hour emergency services for Atlanta area clients.

Do You Need a Professional Electrical Repair or Inspection? Call Mr. Electric Today

Have you discovered an urgent electrical issue in your home? Get the professional care you need right away by calling the experts at Mr. Electric of Atlanta. Our specialists are always eager to lend a helping hand. Contact our office for more information about our wide selection of premium services or to schedule a convenient appointment with a certified, licensed and insured electrician in Atlanta, Chamblee, Suwanee, Tucker, Kennesaw, Lilburn, Milton, Roswell, Marietta, Alpharetta, Woodstock, Smyrna, Stone Mountain, Lawrenceville, Duluth, Johns Creek, Cumming, Canton, Doraville, Brookhaven, Buckhead, Acworth, Norcross, Georgia or a nearby community.

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