Common Wiring Problems

Posted on: November 17, 2015

When it comes to electrical repair, many Palm Harbor residents don’t have the necessary knowledge to complete the project correctly and safely. However, being able to identify common wiring problems is always good knowledge to have as a homeowner. At Midway Services, we know that even if you know you can’t fix the problem yourself, you still want to know what caused the issue, so you can make sure it doesn’t happen again.electric panel upgrade clearwater st petersburg tampa

It is important to note that certain safety precautions should always be followed when attempting to identify an electrical issue. The best way to stay safe is to assume every wire is live and to never do anything that involves electricity when you are near standing water.

Some of the more common electrical repair issues we have faced in Palm Harbor include:

  • Outlet isn’t working. When this happens, before calling for a technician, there are a few things you can check yourself. First, see if the circuit breaker has been tripped; if not, check to see if the outage is just that specific outlet or if it is widespread. This is all great information to share with your technician so they can get to the bottom of the issue quicker.
  • Circuit breaker frequently trips. If you have noticed that running the microwave at the same time as the toaster causes the breaker to trip, try moving one appliance to a different breaker, which should solve the problem. If not, an electrical repair company can install a second circuit or a larger system to accommodate everything.
  • Flickering light bulbs. Once you verify that the issue isn’t the bulb or the lighting fixture, call a local Palm Harbor electrician to check out the connection. Not only is this an annoying problem, but it can be a hazard as well.

Call Midway for Your Electrical Repairs

Without the proper training, electrical repair is not something you want to take on by yourself. If your home is having wiring issues, call Midway Services of Palm Harbor today to help. No matter the issue or time of day, our technicians are available 24/7 so you will never wait long for assistance. For more information on how we can help you, call us today!