Let’s face it. The world as we know it today is standing largely on electricity. Almost everything we do these days on a daily basis require electricity and electrical appliances. However, this marvel of the modern world does come with a few minor inconveniences, especially if mishandled. This blog post will outline a few common electricity problems around the household and how they can be avoided.
Even though in most cases the shocks are very mild, it is an indication that there is something wrong with either your wiring or your appliance. The best way to check is to use another Even though in most cases the shocks are very mild, it is an indication that there is something wrong with either your wiring or your appliance. The best way to check is to use another appliance to see if it still shocks you. But, it is probably best to contact an electrician and get it checked out.
In most cases, this is a good sign. This is because the circuit breaker is meant to cut electricity to your appliances when there is an overload. So, by tripping, the circuit breaker protects your appliances and your home. But, if it keeps tripping frequently, there might be a problem. The most common reason behind your circuit breaker tripping is using an appliance that sucks up a lot of power, like a hair drier. If this is the case, try using the appliance to its lowest setting. Another common reason behind circuit breaker tripping is circuit overload, detailed below.
As mentioned above, circuit overloading is a common problem which may lead to frequent circuit breaker trips. By never daisy chaining power boards and not using excessive appliances on one circuit, circuit overloading can largely be avoided.
It is natural to experiences surges once in a while due to lightning or other related phenomenon but it is abnormal to experience surges frequently. Getting frequent surges may be the result of dodgy workmanship on your electrician’s part or it could be caused by a subpar appliance that you are using. It is best to consult an electrician in this regard, because it might be a problem with the wiring as well.
If you ever find yourself in need of an electrician to deal with any electric problem that has gone out of hand including the ones discussed, don’t hesitate to give Sparkies Electrical a call!