When it comes to electrical wiring and electrical repairs, no matter how tempting it may be to do-it-yourself, it is best to call your local electrician.

Working with electricity can be dangerous or even deadly if not approached with the right tools and expertise. Hiring an electrician ensures long-term safety from electrical hazards such as electric shocks, fires and other dangers.   

Carrying out a DIY electrical project can cost you more than what you should have paid for a professional. Here are four reasons why you need to call your local electrician.

  1. Flickering lights

Flickering lights may indicate interruption or malfunctioning in the lighting system. This happens when many appliances are being used at the same time. Many electrical appliances such as refrigerator and air conditioner require an excessive amount of power to keep them running. These appliances should have their own dedicated circuit. If you notice your lights are getting dimmer or flickering,  it’s best to call an experienced electrician.

  1. Additional plug outlets

It’s a fact that many homeowners do not have sufficient plug outlets. Consequently, they rely on extension cords to power their appliances. These extension cords, when not used in the proper manner, can lead to residential fire. The best solution to this problem is to add more plug outlets which should be done by a professional.

  1. System Failure

Some homes were not designed to support modern electrical demands. If you have a problem with your fuse blowing up or circuit breaker tripping, chances are that your system is drawing more current surpassing its potential. This means you should call your local electrician for an upgrade of your electrical system.

  1. Warm Surfaces

If your switches, outlets and other electrical systems are hot to touch, it is an indication that your circuit is overloaded. This might pose serious safety risks to every member of your family as touching a switch or circuit might lead to an electric shock. You will need to call your local electrician to redo wiring.