If there are electrical problems in your home, it can be cause for alarm. Even small electrical issues can be a sign of something more problematic in your system and should never be ignored. If you are experiencing trouble with your electrical system, reach out to Safe and Sound Electric for electrical troubleshooting in your home. We have years of experience in diagnosing and fixing all types of electrical problems from faulty wiring to broken electrical panels. Here are a few of the more common electrical problems that many homeowners call us for in Riverside, CT.

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Common Electrical Problems

Electrical problems are always something that should be taken seriously since they can lead to electrical fires or injury. Many of the following issues are not urgent, but if you smell smoke or someone has been injured, call emergency services right away before calling Safe and Sound for troubleshooting.

Tripping Breakers

One indication of something going on in your electrical system is frequently tripping breakers. Circuit breakers are there to protect you and your system from power surges. The occasionally tripped breaker is nothing to worry about. However, if it is happening regularly, this could mean that something and should be checked out.

Overloaded System

Tripped breakers can also be a sign of system overload. This means that you may need to rethink the electrical usage in your home or maybe invest in a new electrical panel. Often, if you use too many devices on the same circuit, that circuit will frequently trip. You can try unplugging a few devices and plugging them into different outlets around the house. If this still doesn’t solve the problem, call Safe and Sound Electric for troubleshooting.

Uneven Lighting in the Home

Unless you have designed certain rooms in your home to have a darker or more relaxing ambiance, all of the lighting in your home should have equal brightness. If you have noticed that some lights in your home are brighter than others, it may simply be a matter of installing the right light bulbs in all of your light fixtures. However, it could also be a sign of a poor electrical connection. If you have changed your lightbulbs to the proper wattage and still notice a problem, give us a call.

Rising Utilities

When the wiring in your home becomes faulty or damaged, it could cause your electric bill to rise. If your utilities are increasing and there is no other explanation, you may want to call Safe and Sound Electric for an electrical inspection to make sure your electrical circuits or wiring are not the culprit.

Electrical Surges

While electrical surges can be caused by many things outside of your control such as a lightning storm or power line maintenance, there are things inside the home which can cause surges as well. Defective appliances such as microwaves, hairdryers, or refrigerators can cause power surges, as well as faulty wiring. While most surges do not usually cause a problem, large power surges can damage your electronic devices and appliances, so you should call us for troubleshooting and surge protection services if you are noticing frequent power surges.

Bulb Burnouts

While all light bulbs will eventually burn out, it shouldn’t be happening on a regular basis. Most likely the problem can be solved by installing the right light bulbs, but it could also be a sign of poor electrical connections or bad wiring. Check to make sure the wattage is not too high and then contact us if the problem persists.

Small Electric Shocks When Touching an Appliance

If you are receiving small shocks similar to that of static electricity when you touch certain appliances in your home, this is a reason to call your electrician. While these shocks may not seem like a big problem, it can mean that the appliance is not properly grounded. If these shocks occur, you should stop using the device or switch off the power on the circuit until it can be assessed by an electrician.

Why Should I Call a Professional Electrician?

When you have electrical problems such as flickering lights, broken light fixtures, or a broken outlet, you may be tempted to watch a few videos online and then attempt the repair yourself. However, because your electrical system is both complex and dangerous, you should always contact a professional electrician for any troubleshooting or repairs that need to be done. It may be more expensive to hire an electrician, but the cost of electrical injury or damage to your home is far greater.

Steps that Homeowners Can Take Before Calling Safe and Sound Electric

While it is important to call an electrician for true electrical problems, there are a few things you can safely check before giving us a call. If your electricity has stopped working in one part of the home, check to see if the rest of the house is affected. You should also check with your neighbors to see if other homes have power. If the problem is widespread, it is an external problem and doesn’t require any other action from you besides reporting the power outage.

If the problem is only in one area or on one circuit, check your circuit breaker to see if a breaker has been tripped. If one of the switches is in the “off” position, switch it back to “on” and you may have fixed your problem. You can also check GFCI outlets to see if they need to be reset. If none of these quick solutions solves your problem, call an “electrician near me.”

Superior Troubleshooting with Safe and Sound Electric

When we arrive at your home to troubleshoot an electrical problem, you can trust us to provide quality services every step of the way. Our electricians are experts in residential electrical diagnosis and will perform a thorough evaluation of your electrical system to find any problems or potential issues.

While we are in your home, we do our utmost to make sure we take care of your house and your possessions. We always promise to leave your space clean after each appointment. Following the inspection, we will give you a summary of any problems that need to be fixed and make recommendations on your next steps.

At Safe and Sound Electric, we pride ourselves on our commitment to continued education. The industry is always growing and improving, and we believe that each member of our team should be growing as well. We are also dedicated to fair and affordable pricing. We provide accurate estimates and our prices are always transparent so that you know exactly where your money is going. All of our services come with a 3-year warranty, and if you are not satisfied with the work that we do, we will fix it for free.

We are proud to serve our Riverside customers. We know how difficult and expensive it can be to take care of your home, and we are here to do everything we can to make it easier. When something goes wrong with your electrical system, you can count on us for fast work that is done with excellence and integrity. Call Safe and Sound Electric for quality electrical services in Riverside, CT.


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