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Electricity plays an important role in our daily lives. Yet electrical problems occur very easily and the tiniest problem can develop into a larger issue. Since electricity is so important, effort should be given to regularly maintain your building’s electrical system – keep an eye open for any problems that may be developing. Issues can arise at any time at your commercial building that can leave you in desperate need of repairs if unattended.
What Are Some Common Electrical Problems?
Burnt Out Light Bulbs
Light bulbs have life spans, but if a light bulb burns out too quickly then there may be an underlying issue – bad connection, malfunctioning ballast, etc. If you are changing your light bulbs too often then it is best to have an electrician inspect the circuit.
Switches or Fixtures Stay Warm
This is a common problem that is often overlooked and a safety concern that can lead to a potential electrical fire. There are multiple reasons as to why the switch or fixture maybe staying warm – switch is failing, wiring needs replaced, etc. It’s important to contact an electrician if you notice that your switches or fixtures are staying warm for an extended period of time.
Breakers Keep Tripping
If a circuit is drawing too much power at any given time, it can cause a breaker to trip. The reason that the breaker trips is because it’s trying to protect an electrical circuit from damage due to a surge in electrical current. If the breaker keeps tripping, then this can be a sign of a bigger issue. To evaluate whether your breakers may need to be replaced, contact an electrical service provider to inspect and evaluate.
Outlet Does Not Work Properly
There are many reasons why an outlet may not be working properly such as a tripped circuit or a blown fuse. A dead outlet should be inspected by an electrician to determine the root cause of the problem.
Lights that flicker can be the result of a weak connection, a faulty bulb or something larger. If a bulb replacement does not correct the issue, then it is best to seek an Electrical service provider to determine what the cause of the issue may be.
To prevent small problems from becoming larger problems, it is important to take a preventative approach to your electrical maintenance – regular inspections and maintenance checks. By having a regular electrical inspection, you will be able to detect any issues early on which will help you save time and money.
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