Electrical repairs aren’t something most Tucson area residents have any reason to plan for. Often, something goes wrong when homeowners least expect it. On occasion, a storm can come through and cause damage to a home, leading to electrical problems. JCP Electric is fully prepared to repair a whole host of electrical issues, no matter how or when they occur.
Panels and Circuit Breakers
Electrical panels work similarly to a puzzle. Without the right piece in the right place, nothing can function properly. If the wrong fuse was used or the right fuse stops functioning correctly, the wiring can melt or a fire can start.
Circuit breakers can also tell you if all the pieces are in the right place. If circuit breakers keep tripping, this is a sign that your circuit breakers are overloading. Ignoring frequent trips can lead to the damage of your appliances and electronics. These frequent surges and stops of power can fry a computer. Don’t keep trying to repair the electrical panel yourself – let us take a look.
It’s not highly unusual for lights to dim or flicker during a storm. It might make your home feel a little creepy, but it’s harmless most of the time. The real concern comes into play when lights continue to dim or flicker in perfectly fine weather. Ignoring flickering or dimming lights can completely damage a lighting fixture, making the problem more costly to repair than it needs to be. Instead, call us. We’ll find the source of the problem and repair it before you’ll need to start replacing your lighting fixtures.
Faulty Outlets and Wiring
Faulty wiring is one of the most common electrical issues that needs repairing. The parts that power your house are similar to the parts that power your car in that over time, they begin to wear out and require a tune up. If your outlets are sparking or no longer working, they likely need to be repaired and replaced. Our metro Tucson based experts will examine and repair electric outlets, switches, and fixtures that appear to be impacted by faulty wiring. Remember not to touch any exposed wire or malfunctioning outlets – to do so may cause harm. Let us take that risk.
Buzzing Noises or Burning Smells
Buzzing noises and burning smells can both be signs of serious problems. Buzzing sounds can often be heard in the immediate vicinity of electrical outlets or large lighting fixtures. They’re a sign that the wiring should be repaired or replaced immediately. The odor of burning plastic likely indicates a far more serious issue. This means that an excess of heat or loose electricity that could potentially lead to a fire is taking a toll on your home. If you smell burning plastic, switch off the breaker if you can and call us for emergency assistance.
Surges and Outages
Storm related surges and outages are normal and sometimes unavoidable. That having been said, they’re still not good for your home or the devices you power within that home. Overloaded circuits and faulty wiring are two main contributors to surges and outages. If you’re experiencing these events frequently, call us. We can determine the source of the problem and protect your electronics and appliances from any further damage that surges or outages may cause.
Aluminum wiring isn’t worth repairing – it’s only worth replacing. Aluminum is a very malleable and temperature sensitive material. The weather can cause it to break down, going from colder to warmer temperatures over a longer span of time. The breakdown of aluminum wiring makes it dangerous – unsafe wiring is a massive fire hazard, and you can’t afford to have it in your home. JCP Electric will gladly come out to replace old and dangerous aluminum wiring with safe wiring that will last you a lifetime.
Damaged or Faulty Cords and GFCIs
Damaged power cords cannot safely pass power from a source to a device. They’re a massive fire hazard. If you notice that a power cord is damaged, immediately unplug the device it’s attached to. It doesn’t matter if everything seems as if it’s working fine – you can’t afford to gamble with the safety of your home.
Faulty ground fault circuit interruptors (GFCIs) will also put your home at risk. They exist to protect you from electrical shocks and in events where water and electricity may inadvertently meet. If yours isn’t working properly, you don’t want to wait until there’s an emergency to have it replaced.
We’re Always Here – Even in The Middle of the Night
The experienced, licensed electricians with JCP Electric know that electrical repair emergencies can happen at any hour. That’s why we’re available 24/7 for people in the Tucson area. If you’re experiencing an outage or a sign of a fire hazard in the middle of the night, don’t wait until the morning. Call us, and we’ll send someone out to assist you right away.