5 signs you need to call an electrician

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5 signs you need to call an electrician

Don’t ignore any of these signs that you need an electrician. Minor electrical problems that can be quickly fixed can manifest into bigger ones if left for too long, so it’s always best to act sooner rather than later.

1. You can’t remember changing your smoke alarm or it’s batteries

Smoke alarms are one of the most essential, but most overlooked electrical safety devices in your home. It is vital they are up to scratch and in perfect working order. Time and time again, unnecessary fires house fires have destroyed homes and lives that could have been prevented with a functioning smoke alarm. If you can’t remember when you last updated your smoke alarm or changed the batteries, it’s a red flag you should get it checked out. Our team of local electricians can do a FREE safety inspection of your smoke alarm to let you know if it’s OK or if you need to get it replaced.

2. Flickering lights

If changing a light bulb doesn’t fix the problem, flickering lights could be an early warning sign that there is an issue with the wiring. One of our electricians will be able to quickly diagnose the problem and do the necessary repairs to fix it once and for all.

3. Electrical sparks at power points

Large sparks occurring at power points when you plug an appliance in can indicate loose wiring behind the outlet. Your local electrician will be able to diagnose and rectify any issues.

4. Circuit breaker tripping

If your circuit breaker is tripping on a regular basis, and you have tried our suggested troubleshooting steps of isolating the problem to figure out if a particular appliance is the culprit, then it could be an indication there is a bigger electrical problem that a local electrician needs to diagnose and rectify.

5. You don’t have LED downlights

There has never been a better time to switch over to more cost-effective, efficient lighting. With electricity prices on the increase, energy efficiency is more important than ever and adding or switching to LED downlights will not only give your home a modern facelift, improving the lighting capacity, it will also save you loads on your electricity bill. Give our team a call to find out about making the switch today.

If you need a local electrician in the North Shore, Hornsby or the Hills District, look no further than Hornsby Electric. Give us a call on 9477 2550.