Working with electricity can be very dangerous—this is why electricians need to be fully licensed in order to do their work. After extensive training and first-hand experience, they become experts in this complicated field of work and learn the typical electrical problems, their solutions, and the proper way to configure electrical components. With that in mind, here are some tips our electricians have for you:
- Don’t procrastinate on electrical repair. You should never ignore the warning signs of a potential electrical problem in your home. Some signs include things like popping sounds, light switches that are hot to the touch, or a breaker that won’t reset. If you suspect a problem with your electricity, call a professional electrician ASAP. Many electrical problems can be solved rather quickly, but if left alone, they can become fire hazards. Luckily, at Lamm Electric, we offer emergency services—one of our highly qualified electricians can come to your home to address the issue as soon as possible.
- Recognize energy “vampires.” It’s common nowadays for electrical devices to have a “standby” mode, and while it may be convenient, it’s constantly sapping energy in order to power up quickly. The same goes for devices that rely on remotes: remote lights, blinds, etc. When an electrician gets called in for concern about a high energy bill, they’ll look for the typical energy “vampires” first.
- Never hold or tape down a circuit breaker. When a circuit breaker “pops,” it’s for good reason; it’s a safety measure to prevent an overloaded or short circuit. If a breaker is held down with tape, it will only be ignoring potentially dangerous conditions instead of addressing them. If you have a circuit breaker that keeps popping, it’s a problem that an electrician should fix.