If your commercial, industrial or residential property needs some electrical support, get in touch with the experts today, here at Walker Electrical. But determining if your electrical problem needs urgent attention, or whether it can wait until the routine inspection can be a challenge. After all, no business owner wants to spend unnecessary money. So how can you tell? Well, this is our guide to the signs you need to call an electrician.
Circuit breakers are tripping
If your circuit breakers are tripping, and your commercial, industrial or residential property is losing light, then this can be an indicator of a larger problem. It can also be a health and safety nightmare to keep working in an environment with intermittent lighting, and you could lose out on business, or money. Intermittent lighting can suggest a larger issue with the power and potential faults in your property. So you will need to see an electrician ASAP. And fault with connectors or switches can be very dangerous.
Sparking or smoking sockets
If you go to use a socket and smoke and blue sparks start to appear, it’s probably a good idea to call an electrician. Whichever sector you work in, it’s not enough simply to decide not to use the socket. You need to make sure your property is safe to use, by law. And this type of event would certainly not fit with electrical safety legislation.
If you are undergoing a little DIY and you notice loose wires, you need to contact a professional electrician. This will be the safest way to test to see if the loose wires are live, and find out which circuit they are connected to. If your property is old, it’s likely this is left behind by the previous owner undertaking their own DIY project!
For more information or advice, get in touch with the professionals today, here at Walker Electrical.