The good thing about electrical problems is that they are ordinarily very noticeable. These are the signs that indicate the presence of a hazardous electrical problem – sparking, an acrid smell, smoking, and warping of materials that are around the outlets or light switches. Because electrical fires can be deadly, you should call in an Allentown Electrician to examine your home if you notice any of these issues. Even if you don’t, you should have your home inspected by an Allentown Electrician if you suspect there may be a problem.
Is your house prone to frequent flooding? Located beneath high power lines? More than a decade old? Do you have many electronic items? If your answer to any of these questions is a ‘yes’, speak to your Allentown Electrician.
Your Allentown Electrician is not to be confused with a representative from your power company, although the power company does employ electricians. Power company representatives are only assigned in cases where the problem is directly related to the power company. This includes such things as turning power on or off at the source, or re-instating power after an outage or shutoff. These people, though trained, are not ordinarily qualified to check your home’s wiring for faults, correct wiring problems inside the home, or help to install major appliances. For these tasks, you should call a qualified Allentown Electrician.